Tristan da Cunha Handicrafts: Bespoke Woollen Handicrafts
Details of bespoke woollen garments that can be ordered from Tristan da Cunha.

Bespoke Woollen Handicrafts

More details about 37 Degrees South Knitwear
Tristan da Cunha Woollen Handicrafts made to your own specifications

 

Hand-knitted garments
individually made for you

See also our separate

Woollens Page

for the background to
Tristan da Cunha's
sheep and woollen industry

A Bespoke Knitting Service

Introducing the Tristan da Cunha Knitting Team
who use island wool in their products

Front row Left to Right: Pat Repetto, Jeanette Lavarello, Stella Rogers, Rose Glass, Amy Green, Gracie Glass, Evelyn Hagan
Back Row Left to Right: Agnes Lavarello, Jane Repetto, Martha Glass, Caroline Rogers, Trina Repetto,
Elizabeth Rogers, Catherine Glass, Sylvia Green, Martha Swain

Photo from Tina Glass

Exemplar of a bespoke knitting project

Janet Lavarello was commissioned to knit a long-sleeved V-necked sweater or 'gansey'
using traditional island black and white wool with a Tristan design.

Photographs above (also sent to the customer) show:
Left: Janet at home knitting the garment;
Centre: The separate sections taking shape;
Right: Janet with the finished garment in the Post Office and tourism Centre.
Below right : the completed garment

Why not commission your own hand-made woollen garment ?

W001 Sweaters or W002 Pullovers

Red crew neck sweater or 'gansey' with imported wool in 'cable' style Sleeveless Pullover with Albatross / Island and names design using natural black and white local sheep's wool V-necked sweater or 'gansey' using island black and white wool with Albatross / Island and names design

Ordering long sleeved Sweaters (also known as 'ganseys' on the island) or sleeveless Pullovers

Options:

Type: Sweater or Pullover
Neck: V-neck or crew neck
Wool Type: Local black and white or imported coloured
Design: Stipulate Design
Size in cm: Give wrist circumference; shoulder - wrist length; neck circumference; chest and waist measurement.
Any special features: eg colour combinations

Guide prices : £58.50 - £97.50 depending on wool type, design and size

W003 Famous Tristan Socks

Socks come in a range of sizes, colours and designs.
Local (black / white) or imported wool of various colours can be chosen

Designs of 'pop socks'

Sock Options:

Wool Type: Local black and white or imported coloured
Design type: Plain all one colour - Single stripe above - Double stripe above - Striped
Shoe size worn:
Length from heel base to top in cms:
Length from heel to top:

Guide Prices : £9 - £16 depending on wool type, design and size

A range of socks are available immediately from stock - details on enquiry.

W004 Woollen Hats

A range of styles, colours and sizes to keep you warm

Hat Options

Style: Bobble or Plain Top
Colour and wool combination: eg Island back or white; imported black, red, blue, yellow, green, etc
Design: Plain, stripes, penguin face with TDC (see above), diamonds (see above), TRISTAN, TRISTAN DA CUNHA etc
Size: Circumference of head at top of ears; Length top to bottom (include fold if required)

Guide Prices: £9 - £13.50 depending on wool type, design and size

A range of hats are available immediately from stock - details on enquiry.