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The Shilasdair Shop

10 Carnach, Waternish IV55 8GL, Scotland
+44 1470 592297
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Must See for Knitters and Crocheters!

A bit out of the way from most of Skye's attractions, I'm glad we were able to stop for a quick... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
cattywhompus
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Des Moines, Iowa
If You Are A Knitter, Make This Journey

My wife is a knitter, and she wanted to visit this shop which is a challenge to find and get to... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Rich781948
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Amelia Island, Florida
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“natural dyes” (4 reviews)
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10 Carnach, Waternish IV55 8GL, Scotland
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

A bit out of the way from most of Skye's attractions, I'm glad we were able to stop for a quick visit into Shilasdair. There were quite a few varieties of yarn and many colors to choose from. Skeins seemed a bit on the shorter...More

Thank cattywhompus
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this review

Dear Cattywhompus - I'm pleased you made the journey to visit the shop and enjoyed the yarn as well as the views. Yarn in the UK is usually sold by weight so our skeins contain either 50 or 100gr. This gives you the chance to...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

My wife is a knitter, and she wanted to visit this shop which is a challenge to find and get to even in the best of weather. However, if you are a knitter, this is a holy pilgrimage and well worth every mile of the...More

Thank Rich781948
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this review

Hi Rich - thank you so much for your lovely review of my shop and also for the advice to drivers unfamiliar with our narrow roads! I'm so pleased you and your wife made the journey and hope she will have a great time knitting...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What a great little shop that actually turned out to be a worldwide supplier of naturally dyed wool from its humble location! Friendly owner and lots to see and buy!

Thank Mossy S
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your trip and thanks for taking the time to review my shop.

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Housed in wonderful old buildings, stocks their own naturally dyed yarns along with patterns and needles etc, and also sells garments made from the yarn. Access track is unsuitable for anything larger than a car. Camper van drivers please note.

1  Thank Jacqui R
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Loved the colours. Somewhat disappointed that we could not get wool from the St Kilda breeds, which was sold out. Having been to St Kilda that would have been a nice bonus. Nevertheless, the service, experience and the range of yarns available were very much...More

Thank Tim M
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. I have been in touch with Blacker Yarns and the new supply of the St Kilda laceweight has actually arrived with them today! I have ordered some and will be happy...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016

A bit of a trek but well worth the effort. Delightful shop and gorgeous yarns. Helpful staff with great selection of ready made clothing, yarns, patterns and accessories. Buy more than you think you should…. they do mail order if you hesitated.

Thank Arrietty613
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this review

Glad you made the journey to find us - sadly you probably didn't get much of a view from the shop - Skye is called 'The Island of Mists' after all! But pleased that you enjoyed your visit and went home well stocked up.

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Small shop but incredibly beautiful location by Lochbay. Very friendly staff, and yarns available from various local breeds and even very soft baby camel wool (not local, I think), many using traditional dyes. Various knitted items of clothing are also for sale and beginners knitting...More

Thank inoble
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review about your visit. Hand made goods may often appear expensive - but when you think that it will usually take a knitter at least a month to hand knit each garment...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016

Fascinating look into the wool-harvesting and hand-dying (with NATURAL plant-based dyes) of yarns! Lovely shop with an AMAZING view! I'm not a knitter, but we spent a good deal of time looking through knitting kits for the do-it-yourselfers, as well as browsing a wide variety...More

Thank amybug99
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for your kind words. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your trip to our shop and hope that you will remember us every time you wear the scarf you purchased!

Reviewed 9 July 2016

As a spinner and a natural dyer, I was in seventh heaven here. This store has a variety of yarns that are either the natural color of the wool or dyed with natural dyes (plant materials, insects, lichens, etc) only. The colors achieved are magnificent....More

Thank dcvoyagerThailand
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this review

I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the shop. It is always a pleasure to meet interesting people from all over the world who enjoy our work.

Reviewed 29 June 2016

Having visited nearby Skyeskyns, I was not allowed to leave Waternish until we had visited this amazing yarn place. Hard to describe for a non-knitter like me but the buildings and the interior of the shop were worth the visit alone, let alone the amazing...More

Thank David D
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that you both enjoyed your trip to the shop and the view. I think we can say that we have one of the best views from a wool shop in the world!! People do come to visit from all corners of the...More

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