The Workshop will re-open for visitors from Tuesday, 27th April 2021
We are back to normal opening times - 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday. We are often here for longer than that, and if the door is open you are welcome to come in. At the door you will find hand sanitiser, and if you find yourself without a mask, we have some available that you can borrow (re-useable cotton, washed at high temperature to avoid waste) and others that you can buy. Our shop area is small, so if there are other customers in the shop, we may ask you to wait outside until they are finished browsing.
Facebook and Instagram
We will try to keep you up to date with what is happening by using social media - but sometimes we are too busy to keep the news flowing. Rachel is in charge of this side of things. She is also planning a complete re-working of this website so things may change quite a lot. 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.
Very occasionally we send out a newsletter. 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.
In addition to all our Anna Macneil products we also have Ruth's ecclesiastical work (for more information on this visit www.angelforce.co.uk ) or come in and visit. Sometime you may find Ruth weaving at her loom, and even if she is not, if there is a warp on the loom, she will be happy to give you a demonstration. Ruth also teaches feltmaking and you are welcome to enquire about classes. There are all sorts of different things to see if you visit The Workshop.
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 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.