We may not have had much in the way of summer weather, but the up side of that is that our warm, cosy hats have been in great demand. On the odd day when the weather is nice you may well find us sitting outside in the sunshine doing the hand stitching.
Ruth designed a new tartan which has now been successfully registered with the Scottish Tartan Register - Hebridean Celebration - and she has had it woven in Harris Tweed. Over the coming weeks items made with this tartan will appear in our online shop...... watch this space. The tartan reflects the colours and culture of the Outer Hebrides. Each product made with the tartan will have an accompanying leaflet explaining the significance of the design.
In October we will have a stall at the "Highland Wool & Textiles" fair in the Strathpeffer Pavilion - Saturday 22nd from 10am till 4pm. This is a good opportunity to buy things for making (fleeces, fibres, dyes, hand-spun yarn etc.) as well as finished products.
After that, it is into the run-up to Christmas. At present we have booked to do two fairs with Exclusively Highlands - Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire in November and Eden Court in Inverness in December. More details nearer the time.
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.