We are now finished with craft fairs and have time to concentrate on stock for the website. We have managed to list and post photographs of most of the things we have in stock but there are a few things that we have not so far photographed. If you are looking for something particular please ask. We have a few more days before the last posting times for Christmas.
The Harris Tweed we ordered back in the summer has now arrived and we are in the process of replenishing our stocks of wraps with a wider variety of colours. In addition, the blue tweed that we have woven here in our new loomshed is now available and we are busy making new items with that.
Christmas opening times
We will be open at our normal times of Tuesday to Friday, 10am till 4pm (subject to weather) up until 20th December. At that point we will be closing for the Christmas holidays and then completely refurbishing the retail area of The Workshop. We hope to have finished this by the end of January, but it depends how smoothly everything goes - and whether we have the energy to do the painting! During the closure we will still be able to send out items from stock but the studio will be closed and we will not be able to make anything.
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.