about me


Hello! My name is Ella Gordon and I am a textile maker. Born, bred and based in Shetland, Scotland. I take my inspiration from the culture and history that surrounds me here. The unique surroundings and colours have always inspired my work, whether it was my family here, my culture or the strong textile heritage we have.

In 2012 I graduated from the Shetland College with a BA with Distinction in Contemporary Textiles, this blog mainly features my hand knitting and designing. I also work at Jamieson & Smith (Shetland Woolbrokers) a maker of Shetland Wool from Shetland.

This blog is a place for me to talk about my knitting (machine and handknitting), inspirations and life in Shetland as a contemporary textiles maker, I hope you enjoy reading it!

I can be contacted by email at:


on twitter:


on ravelry:


on pinterest:

if your interested in my thoughts and processes, my friend Amy did an interview with me on her blog here

6 thoughts on “about me

  1. Have just got round to reading my annual summary from WordPress and it says that lots of my hits come via your blog, so I just spent some time reading it. Thanks for the link and keep up the good work – I love both hand and machine knitting! And so interesting to hear what you’re up to in Shetland.

  2. Hi Ella,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Ella Gordon has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top Knitting blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of top Knitting blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this!


  3. hi Ella
    I bought your pattern for crofthoose hat. I’m wanting to knit the colourway 4 one but having trouble sourcing the yarn.
    any suggestions

    thanks sjh

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