Happy New Year
In January and February we are open by appointment only. When we are not there, phonecalls will divert to Ruth's mobile and we will still be keeping a check on emails. Online orders we still be attended to, but there might be a day or two delay as we are sometimes away at different events, exhibiting our products at trade shows and sourcing fabrics.
New Product....... Introducing "Brèagha", the latest addition to our family of hats
Mary has always liked hats with pompoms and wanted one to go with her lovely tartan coat. So now we have Brèagha (that is Gaelic for beautiful, bonnie, pretty). It is a sort of hybrid betweed our Morag style and our Eilidh, with the addition of a large pompom made with the same woollen yarn as the tweed. It was a very successful experiment so we decided to go one further and make scarves that have pompoms on the ends. We will be selling the hats separately (please email if you want one) but at the moment we are offering them as a hat and scarf set on our Special Offers page. On the right, Mary and Rachel are modelling the hat and scarf sets.
On the left Mary is in the loomshed making pompoms - so we can make more hats and scarves in this tartan.
If you like the coat, why not have a look at our made to measure pages and get in touch.
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.
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.