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The Shilasdair Shop

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So sad it’s closing

Went here on its last day this week, bought a good lot of quality wool, so sad it closes end of... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
ian c
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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It's moving- but still a great stop for knitters!!

My friend and I found this by pure chance after picking up a craft guide for Skye (I'd highly... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
emmaball2
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“natural dyes”(5 reviews)
“hand dyed”(2 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Went here on its last day this week, bought a good lot of quality wool, so sad it closes end of October,business is moving elsewhere on Skye but will it be as good,,,, Shame it’s going but understand why ,,, good luck

2  Thank ian c
SkyeShilasdairShop, Manager at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Glad you could make it and that we still had something left that you liked! Good luck to Kirsty for the future.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 August 2011

Went here specifically as it advertised a spinning exhibition. However on arrival there was a DVD presentation approx 10 minutes long showing natural dyeing techniques, a spinning wheel but there was no-one to discuss the process with, and the shop lady said that "this plan...More

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shilasdairshop, Manager at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

I'm so sorry if you were disappointed by the lack of spinning in the shop on the day you visited. I'm afraid it depends on the skills of the staff member on duty at the time plus the number of other visitors to the shop....More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Went here on its last day this week, bought a good lot of quality wool, so sad it closes end of October,business is moving elsewhere on Skye but will it be as good,,,, Shame it’s going but understand why ,,, good luck

2  Thank ian c
SkyeShilasdairShop, Manager at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Glad you could make it and that we still had something left that you liked! Good luck to Kirsty for the future.

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I found this by pure chance after picking up a craft guide for Skye (I'd highly recommend getting one!!) Both of us knitters- myself an artist too- this shop was a dream... the yarns beautiful and all dyed using natural colours! The...More

1  Thank emmaball2
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I was only able to make it to one yarn shop while on Skye, and I was glad it was Shilsadair. The selection of absolutely lovely hand-dyed yarns was superb and the service was very friendly and helpful. The shop is located in the most...More

1  Thank Liz O
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We certainly must have one of the best views of any yarn shop! The building was actually purpose built in 2001. For a few years it adjoined the dye shed which...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Great shop if you like knitting! Excellent yarns. Highly recommended for creative people. You can easily combine a visit with skyeskyns

Thank HeleneSalomons
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks for the positive review. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the beautiful Waternish peninsular

Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is out of the way, but well worth making the effort. The wool quality is superb and I loved the fact they were specially dyed to represent the local countryside e.g. Bracken, heather. The lady working there was helpful in advising me about patterns...More

Thank Carmen W
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our shop. It is a long way to come but there are plenty of other interesting things to do on the Waternish Peninsular so well worth the journey.

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely little shop selling naturally died yarn and home made products. Interesting small exhibit re the dying process. Probably limited appeal but a must for anyone interested in knitting who visits this part of Skye

Thank WyldeGreenJMA
SkyeShilasdairShop, Manager at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your visit. We are fortunate that so many people make the trip to see us.

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We drove out to Waternish primarily to go to the Shilasdair Shop. Based on the description we read - disclaimer- it may not have been written by the Shilasdair Shop - we were expecting more products to purchase that were already made and to see...More

Thank Steve B
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

So sorry you were disappointed by your visit. We don't offer an opportunity to see the actual dyeing taking place as most of the dyeing happens in the winter months when visitors are rather scarce. I'm not sure what more we could offer in terms...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

What an awesome shop. Could have stayed for hours checking out all the different yarns available. Its definately worth the effort to get there

Thank A303
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Please tell your friends!!

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Truly beautiful location. Comfy chair available for Dad - though he needed assistance to get back out! Wonderful yarn choices, buttons, patterns, beautiful colours - so unique - what could be more special than souvenir yarn dyed here on Skye. I chose a wonderful green/blue...More

Thank HummingbirdTX
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dear Hummingbird TX - I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Hope you enjoy knitting with your Shilasdair dyed yarn. Best wishes to your Dad too Judi

Reviewed 3 June 2017

A lovely place for a visit with an abundance of different types of wool with nice, friendly service. Definately recommended!

Thank galesa2
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear Galesa2 thank you for your lovely comments.

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monkeycleo
2 March 2018|
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Response from SkyeShilasdairShop | Property representative |
The business has moved over to the Pie Café near Staffin and I'm sorry but I don't know when the new owner intends to open the wool part.
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