• Ingrid’s Travelogue part 1 – Nan Bield

    Hector hit as I was camping in the Lakes last week just as I was about to go to bed. Having grown up on Orkney I would say it made me feel at home.    Waking the next day, a hike into a high fell was on my mind. After thinking about my last visit […]

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  • How to make a Pompom wreath

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  • Mixter Maxter Pop Up London October 2017

    Mixter Maxter Pops up at The Princes’ Trust Tomorrow Store, London This October Scottish knit brand Mixter Maxter launches their new collection at The Prince’s Trust Shop, The Tomorrow‘s  Store in London. The Pop-up takes place over UK Wool Week (7th – 22 October 2017) Starting out in business designer Kirsteen Stewart was supported by the Princes’ […]

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  • Go Go Olive

    Over the past few years I have been following the progress of and stocking the company GoGo Olive who are based in Zimbabwe. This summer I was lucky enough to go out an visit and work with the ladies who make up this inspirational charity.   Set up by founder Julie Hagan “Gogo Olive started […]

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  • History of the Pompom

    While attending one of our Pompom social events recently (more about these here –https://mixtermaxter.com/mixter-maxter-pompom-social-product-launch/)  one of the participants gave us a little bit of history about the humble Pom-pom.  Knowing a little but not a lot about the origins of this seeming decorative item we went on to investigated and here is what we found […]

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  • Mixter Maxter Pompom Social Product Launch

    This coming winter designer Kirsteen Stewart launches a new product range, after working together with local WRI groups to create a collection of accessories. The proceeds from which will go towards supporting elderly people in the community through Age Scotland Orkney. Through her newest brand, Mixter Maxter Knitwear, fashion designer Kirsteen Stewart has been working […]

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  • Mixter Maxter Menswear

    Written by Martin Turner. I am originally from Orkney but I am now studying  fashion design at Heriot Watt University. I love my course it allows me to be creative and technical in the work that I do. We are taught not just how to design a garment but we are also how to make it from […]

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  • Mixter Maxter at Scotland Redesigned / Hawick Knitwear, Hong Kong

    Last December I received the exciting news that Mixter Maxter knitwear was awarded the opportunity to create a collection with Hawick Cashmere.  We also would have the opportunity to show this new collection in Hong Kong. A whirlwind couple of months followed including visiting Hawick, receiving samples in time for Premiere Classe, Paris and then a move […]

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