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We are a small family team
working in the Highlands
and Islands of Scotland.
We design and make
a wide variety of textile
products which reflect
Scotland's history
and landscape.

Angus hat - brown herringbone tweed

We hope you enjoy looking through our website.  As it is only a few weeks since we launched it, there may well be the odd glitch.  If you find a problem, please let us know and we will endeavour to put it right.

Warm hats for winter days

Ruth visited Paris for a week in January along with her husband Len.  Both of them were very glad of their warm hats as it was very cold.  The day this photograph was taken was bright sunshine but the temprature didn't get above freezing point all day.  This is Len with his Angus hat outside the church of St. Eustace about 5 minutes walk from The Louvre in Paris.

Vicky models a Buttoned wrap and Anna hat

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.

Rachel models a Hebridean hood trimmed with goatskin    Aimee wearing a Catriona hat and buttoned wrap    Morag wearing a Morag hat    Rachel wearing a patch pocket wrap in Black Watch tartan    Moray models a wide triangular pocket wrap

Anna Macneil : Ruth Black, The Workshop, Inchmore, Kirkhill, Inverness IV5 7PX
UK Telephone: 0(+44)1463 831567