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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Here’s a scarf that I finished making today. It’s 164cm long (including 20cm tassles). 20cm wide.
The warp and weft yarns were spun on one of our Ashford Traditional spinning wheels. The warp yarn is made with wool from Masham sheep – which are native to a certain district in northern England. The weft is made with wool from Merino sheep (dyed purple and lavendar), white Shetland sheep, and just a few grams of Angelina. I wove the scarf on our Glimåkra floor loom, then washed and tented it, before finishing it with my ‘handwoven’ label.
Masham, Merino and white Shetland are all wools which are fine, soft and lustrous. The weave is a fairly loose 1-2 twill. These add up to a scarf that is kind to the skin and drapes freely – as a luxury scarf should.
Angelina is a synthetic fibre that sparkles with the colours of the fibres it is spun together with. Used sparingly, it adds a touch of magic to a winter wardrobe.
This scarf is unique, and will not be repeated. The price is £78, bought in person from our little shop in the walled garden, here in the island of South Uist.
The scarf can be sent to a UK address, for a total cost of £83.00 If you have a PayPal account, in almost any currency worldwide, you can send the scarf to a UK address here⇒
If you don’t have a PayPal account, we can send an electronic invoice, and then you can pay with any major debit or credit card.
To send to an address outwith the UK, get in touch and we’ll reply with the total cost, and if you’re content we’ll send to you an electronic invoice – payable with any major debit or credit card.