Welcome to The Hebridean Woolshed – now back within the pages of The Big Garden !
At home – within the old high-walled kitchen garden of An Gàrradh Mòr, we spin, dye, knit, crochet, weave and felt with wool (especially the black wool from our own flock of Hebridean sheep) and other natural fibres and materials. Using the traditional tools and techniques we’ve grown familiar with over nearly forty years, we produce a variety of unique and high quality yarns, which also we make into garments and accessories.
What we make that isn’t for ourselves and our family is offered for sale at the Hebridean Woolshed – a small shop that stands within the walled garden, just by the South Gate. There, in addition to the yarns, garments and accessories, there’s a range of patterns and kits for our own designs.
Everything in the Hebridean Woolshed is made by us and embodies the values that guide all our work : homely, skilled, hand-made, inspired, intuitive, high quality, local, sustainable. Oh, and personal : something bought at the Hebridean Woolshed is bought from us – Jonathan or Denise, or both – in person.
The Hebridean Woolshed‘s garden shop is open Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, April to September. As there’s just the two of us, and as turnarounds for our two holiday lets can be any day of the week, we may be closed for a few hours during the day … or, very occasionally, to take some time off! If you’re planning a special visit, contact us the day before to check whether we’ll be open.
Some of what we sell in the ‘garden shop’ – millspun yarns, kits, and most of our Hand-Made Tale offers – are also available in our on-line shop.
Most recent news about The Hebridean Woolshed :
Time is running out for our Uist Landscapes range of handspun merino DK yarns! Since we first announced that we would be discontinuing these yarns, demand for them has greatly increased, whilst the remaining stock of coloured merino fibres is now dwindling fast. We had envisaged it would be a ‘few years’, but in the event it’s taken just two to reach the end of the road.
This gorgeous Shetland Lace Scarf in Scabious was finished last night, and was displayed in the shop this morning – the very last of its kind.
This morning there were also nine skeins of Scabious on the shelves, but at lunchtime a lady – quite likely inspired by the newly-displayed scarf! – bought two skeins, and our pattern for knitting the scarf. Now, there’s just seven skeins left – and I won’t be making any more.
Atlantic is down to just two skeins left in the shop. Again, a Shetland Lace Scarf could be made with these – but not by me!
There’s also two skeins of Red Sky left, six skein of Crotal, and about seven skeins of Peat Stack too. But when they’re gone, they’re gone – like Mountain Haze already is!
To Buy : The scarf is priced at £78. Skeins of yarn are priced individually according to weight, but are typically £25.50 for a 75g skein. The pattern for the Shetland Lace Scarf costs £4.50. Ideally, visit us at the Hebridean Woolshed’s studio shop in the walled garden, here in South Uist. Alternatively, contact us to enquire : we can take card payment over the phone, and delivery charges are as stated in our online shop.