We may not have had much in the way of summer weather, but the up side of that is that our warm, cosy hats have been in great demand. On the odd day when the weather is nice you may well find us sitting outside in the sunshine doing the hand stitching.
Notice of Price increases for 2017
Our costs have risen considerably in recent years to the point where we cannot absorb them any longer. As a result, all our prices will be going up on 1st January 2017. For some products the rise is fairly small. For others, particularly those using a lot of Harris Tweed, the increase is substantial. Anything ordered before hte end of the year will be supplied at current prices, even if we can't supply it till the new year.
More hats and scarves in stock
Regular visitors to our website may have noticed a bit of a shortage of hats and scarves in our online shop. It seems every time we try to build up stock, another order comes in and they dissappear. However, I have now managed to replenish most styles so take a look to see what's new.
We had some electrical work done at The Workshop recently and I persuaded the electrician to model for me - see pictures on right.
It has been good to meet so many customers face-to-face, first in October at the Highland Wool and Textiles fair at Strathpeffer and the in November at the very splendid Crathes Castle. Our next event is at Eden Court in Inverness from Friday 9th (12 noon till 8pm) to Sunday 11th December (10 am till 5pm Saturday and Sunday).
We look forward to welcoming you to this, the last of our excursions for this year, but if you can't make it and you can't get to the studio, just use our online shop - or email us if there is something particular that you want.
Ordering for Christmas
For stock items we will send out as soon as possible after receiving your order, but for anything you ask us to make specially, please give us as much warning as possible if you want goods to arrive in time for Christmas. 14th December is the final deadline for something that needs to be made, but please contact us for an estimate of the time it will take - please email or telephone.
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.