• Introducing #farmherkerry!

    Explain who you are and what you do? I support my Mum and Dad with their beef farm in South Ronaldsay and also do freelance reporting. I moved to Dundee when I was 16 to study for an honours degree in Mental Health and Counselling. During my time living “doon sooth” I got the opportunity […]

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  • Guest Post from Coco

    Hello, my name is Coco and I am doing a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Why am I writing a blog post for Mixter Maxter you might ask? As part of a course offered by Strathclyde University, I am collaborating with Mixter Maxter to run an experiment exploring […]

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  • Why We Love Wool!

    Over the last year, I have watched and listened to the Vegan movement with interest, as one of the main aims of Mixter Maxter is to support farmers and their flocks. It’s always healthy for customers to ask questions about products they buy, how they are made and where they come from.  On that note, […]

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  • Sheep

    Introducing our first blog from our resident vet Willie Stewart.  Willie, began his career in veterinary practice treating all animals great and small before moving onto a post as a ministry vet later in his career covering the areas of Orkney and Shetland.  Willie has now retired from this position and is currently working on […]

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  • Clutter Or Creativity?

    We wanted to take you through how we like to work while in the studio, so here is a little insight into what we do and how we design our knitwear.      “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Albert Einstein. We don’t pretend to be tidy […]

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  • Dappled Light: Binscarth

    photography from Martin Turner and Sarah Wiyle As one of Orkneys few wooded areas, Binscarth is a very special place. Most people will think of Orkney as rugged and wild with a brutal coastal landscape however, there are a few hidden gems. Some of these places are not dramatic cliffs or sandy beaches but in […]

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  • 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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  • Who Made My Clothes Part 2 –

    Who remembers Ann from last years Fashion Revolution!  Ann is our local knitter here on Orkney and has worked with us since the very beginning of our knitwear collections.  Ann has been busy helping us improve the quality of our knitwear learning how to use jacquard knitting, mastering this machinery which has been on her […]

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  • How to make a striped pom pom

    Kicking off the New Year in pom pom style with this step by step tutorial on how to create a striped pom pom.

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  • Caring for your lambswool garments

    Our knitted fashion collections are created using 100% Scottish lambswool which is chosen for it’s naturally innovative properties to make functional products without compromising on your style or impacting heavily on the environment.  When cared for properly, our lambswool garments will last a very long time. Below we have put together our top tips to […]

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