Next Craft Fairs
The Workshop will be closed on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October because we will be at the Loch Ness Knit Festival - Inverness Ice Rink, come and visit our stall if you are in the area. We will also be closed on Saturday 28th October when we will have a stall at the Highland Wool & Textiles Fair in Strathpeffer.
For most of the year so far we have been doing improvements at The Workshop. We now have the kitchen rebuilt. This is not something that will be noticable to anyone other than those taking one of my feltmaking classes.
The loom shed to house my Hattersley loom is progressing - just a bit of painting and some shelving to be done, then I can get the loom tested and tuned. The new shed is just beside the workshop and when it is all ready visitors will be able to come and watch us weaving tweed. We had hoped this would be ready by now, but the end of August is looking more likely.
Low stock - but we are trying!
Regular visitors to our website will have realised that there has not been much stock. Every time we thought we were going to be able to spend time creating more stock another order would come in. We are still struggling to keep up with demand, but a few new things are being added as time allows. If there is anything particular that you want, please email us and we will do our best to fit it in.
We have been asked for these on several occasions, but have only just got around to doing something about it - Harris Tweed headbands. Like our hats, the tweed is cut on the bias to give some stretch and they are lined with polar fleece. Despite the heatwave, Mary bravely tried them on so I could take phtogoraphs. If you are interested, you will find them on our special offers page.
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.