Welcome to the Skye Shilasdair Shop and Exhibition
The Skye Shilasdair Shop is set in a stunning location on the remote Waternish peninsular in the North West of the Isle of Skye.
We specialise in yarns which, having been naturally dyed by Shilasdair, the Skye Yarn Company, reflect the colours we often experience around us. The dyes are created using natural ingredients such as local plants like tansy, meadowsweet and heather, as well as natural dyestuffs from further afield such as indigo, logwood, madder and cochineal.
In addition we stock small quantities of yarn from local flocks of Hebridean sheep and hand-spun Skye alpaca.
Browse these pages to see examples of our original knitwear designs which are available, in your choice of colours and specification, both ready knitted or as knit-kits for those who prefer to do it themselves.
CHANGES AT SHILASDAIR
As you may have heard, Shilasdair Yarns has sold the dyeing business and as from January 2018 it will be based at the Glenview B&B at Culnacnoc near Staffin on the Isle of Skye.
Kirsty, the new owner, is passionate about natural dyeing and will continue the Shilasdair tradition of dyeing yarns using pigments from nature.
Meanwhile the Skye Shilasdair Shop is having a closing down sale with massive reductions on knitted garments and our beautiful yarns.I don’t have every colour in every weight of yarn but can offer the following prices:
- Dyed Merino Aran – mainly pinks / blues/ and ‘wild mushroom’ @ £5 per single skein or £27.50 per pack of 5 skeins
- Shetland Aran weight - in white/ beige/ moorit (coffee)/ mid grey/ dark grey @ £18.00 per 500g
- Double Knit - £7.00 per single skein or £30.00 per pack of 5 skeins. Either all the same colour or ‘pot luck’ – chose between Purples & pinks, Blues, yellows & greens, Oranges and wild mushroom.
- 4ply - £4.00 per single skein or £18.00 per pack of 5 skeins. Either all the same colour or ‘pot luck’ – chose between Purples & pinks, Blues, yellows & greens, Oranges and wild mushroom.
- Sock Yarn - £3.00 per single skein or £13.50 per pack of 5 skeins. Either all the same colour or ‘pot luck’ – chose between Purples & pinks, Blues, yellows & greens, Oranges and wild mushroom.
- Laceweight - £4.50 per 50g skein or £20.00 per pack of 5 skeins