8 Earl Thorfinn Street
Hello my name is Annie Glue. I set up Annie Glue Knitwear based in Edinburgh in early 2013. After a few years of consideration, in early 2015 I moved home to Orkney to carry on the business. Orkney is where I am originally from, and I was brought up there around crafts and knitting as my mother also runs a knitwear business on the island.
I had previously decided to go to the Scottish mainland to study knitting in 2007, and in 2011 I completed my degree specialising in knitting. After a lot of thought and research, I decided to set up a small knitwear business to show that traditional fair isle patterns can have a modern twist.
My designs are based around traditional fair isle from the islands I was brought up in. All the wool used is of the highest quality with Scottish lambs wool and merino moose from Italy. This gives the knitwear a lovely soft touch - perfect for children and even adults who struggle to wear wool.