Our much needed refurbishment work is progressing more or less to plan. We have completed the attic so have been able to move a lot of our fabrics upstairs. Over the last two weeks we have been repairing and painting the main workspace area in the studio, with everything piled up in the shop area. That is now done and today we moved everything into that space leaving the shop area free for painting and re-fitting. Below is a photograph of the empty space which will be a much enlarged shop with a fitting room in the alcove. We are able to send out items from stock, but we are not able to make anything as sewing machines and fabrics are packed away while we transform both our workspace and our shop. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause, but hope that the disruption will be worth it. We look forward to welcoming you to The Workshop in February. Watch this space......
On these pages you will find information about who we are, where we are and what we do. You can browse our online shop or look at pictures of our work. There is more that goes on at the Workshop - we have links to our other websites where you can find out about feltmaking classes, ecclesiastical embroidery or made to measure garments, among other things. We also have links to shops that sell our products and other interesting sites, including how our main fabric - Harris Tweed - is made.
We use technology that spans the centuries - from a 100 year old Hattersley loom for weaving some of the tweed we use through to state-of-the-art embroidery machines and a laser cutting machine. But we do low-tech as well! Everything is hand finished and we are often sitting with piles of hand-sewing to do.
Visit our online shop pages to see our full range of products - wraps, capes, cushions, wallhangings, bags and purses, Christmas decorations and more. Prices range from as little as £4 for a keyring to as much as you can afford for a large one-off wallhanging.