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.
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This Ladies’ Wrap (or Shawl or Stole) will certainly make a statement, with a generous size of approximately 40cm wide, 260cm long (plus twizzled fringes), hand-woven with hand-spun yarns, and made with luxury fibres – fine wools from Shetland, Masham and Merino sheep, and natural tussah silk.
Woven as a balanced twill weave, and relatively ‘open’, the wrap or shawl drapes beautifully. The colours evoke a sparkling sunny summer’s day in the Outer Hebrides – the colours and light of the time and place in which this garment was brought into being.
The price is £290, including delivery within the UK. If you have a PayPal account with a UK delivery address, you can Buy Now quoting code GBHW-01 at ‘Add a Note’. If you don’t have a PayPal account and/or your delivery address is outwith the UK, please contact us – quoting GBHW-01 before buying and we will give you a quotation for the additional cost, and if you accept that, we’ll send an electronic invoice that you can settle with a credit or debit card.
Alternatively, if you are fortunate enough to be in Uist, the wrap/shawl is on display in the Hebridean Woolshed’s shop here in the walled garden at West Kilbride, South Uist, priced £285. (If paid in cash, sterling or euros, £280)