Happy New Year.....
In January and February The Workshop will be open by appointment only. You will be very welcome to come and see us but please email or phone to check that we can be there at the time that suits you. Phonecalls will divert to our mobiles when we are not at The Workshop, so just phone the normal number - 01463 831567. We have various things on that mean one or other of us may be away at trade shows and other events, so don't count on us being there. However, if you are passing this direction and you see the door open then we are in and will be happy to see you. Online orders can still be posted out during this time.
New Product....... A "Pocket on a String"
Modern phones are getting bigger, too big to put comfortably in your pocket. There are lots of occasions when you want to take your phone, your keys and a credit card with you but you don't want a bag. We have the answer...... This little bag / large purse closes with a magnetic strip across the top. It is big enough to carry the largest mobile phones (pictured here with the largest Samsung) plus a couple of other things such as pen or lipstick. There is a small safe external pocket with velcro closure to accommodate credit cards or money. There is a trigger hook stitched into the side seam on which you can hang your keys, and if you want we can make a matching keyring or keyring purse. The hand made cord is long enough to allow it to be worn across the chest. We have no time to create a dedicated page to sell them at the moment, but we have put the one remaing one we have in stock on our special offers page. If you want one in another colour please email us to tell us what colour you want. £40 each including postage within the UK.
In the past I have very occasionally sent out a newsletter. From now on, I am starting again with my mailing list as much of it was out of date. If you want to subscribe then click the little blue button in the top left of this page - or here . This will mean you might get a newsletter once or twice a year.
More useful perhaps would be to click on the facebook button and "like" our page as that tends to be where we post about things that are going on here, though even that is on an ad-hoc basis.
On the right is one of our buttoned wraps, teamed with an Angus hat. You can just see some our our deep shoulder bags which are hanging on the wall, and the little toy dog is sporting one of our custom made dog coats. The dresses on the rail behind are Mary's work - for more information on this, visit her website - www.lochdress.scot or come in and visit.
On the left, Rachel is working her way through piles of Morag hats which she has cut out. She only works with us a couple of days a week but she is getting to be very efficient and is a great help to us.
Below, Ruth is making some Callum hats. We are really appreciating having the extra workspace though it is amazing just how quickly it fills up. We are having to be quite disciplined about putting things away, and not having too many jobs in progress at the same 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.