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 , the makers – 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 :
In between various weaving and spinning projects, I’ve recently devised a new knitting kit : which, thanks to Jonathan’s publishing know-how, has already been put into production.
I’ve got a stack of the new Beinn Stac and Hebridean Sock Kit ready to take up to the Hebridean Woolshed’s garden shop – though they’ll just be put away in boxes of stock until we reopen at Easter for the 2020 season. That said, they are available immediately for online customers.
These outdoor/boot socks are knitted with our 2-ply DK Hebridean wool for the toe, heel and ribbing, and 2-ply DK Beinn Stac wool (marled Hebridean/Cheviot) for the foot and leg.
The pattern is for UK shoe size 6-8 but, with additional yarn can be easily adjusted to suit any length of foot.
You can find full details at the online shop page, where you can also order and pay online.