Summer opening times.
We are enjoying our new space and work is going smoothly - though we are still playing catch-up. The tourist season seems to have started and we are getting visitors to The Workshop most days. If you are up this way, look out for the new signs. From now on, we are onto our summer opening times - Tuesday to Friday, 10am (or earlier) till 4pm (or later) and on Saturdays, 11am till 3pm unless otherwise indicated. Sometimes we are away at craft fairs, or family events so please check here.....
Pictured left is one of our new signs. When we are open there will also be a white flag saying "open".
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.