Now that we are into May, the Highlands tourist season has well and truly begun. For the last few months we have been kept busy making up oders for the various shops and visitor centres we supply so that they are ready for the influx of visitors. You can see some of the places we supply by clicking on the links menu button on the left.
For those of you able to come to our studio, we have acknowledged the arrival of the summer season by cleaning out and planting up the hanging baskets. If we remember to water them regularly, they should soon be a blaze of colour. I took this photograph at the end of the day with the sun shining off the sign - it is more visible than you see here! When the doors are open, we are open - do come in and visit.
We will have a presence at two craft events this summer. The first is a "Highland Market" at the end of June on 25th & 26th (Saturday & Sunday) at Culloden Battlefield - see the NTS website for details of the event http://www.nts.org.uk/Culloden/Visit/Events/.
At the beginning of August we will be at the Highland Field Sports Fair at Moy, just 10 miles south of Inverness. We will be sharing a marquee with "Half-A-Moon" who make lovely stained and fused glass products and with "Pictish Designs" who make a range of resin and pewter jewellery items. This is a fun event for all the family so why not come for a day out? Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of August. Visit the HFSF website for more information - http://www.moyfieldsportsfair.co.uk/
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.