Anna Macneil is a small family business designing & making a variety of textile products using hand woven tweeds and tartans. Everything is individually made on the premises and reflects the history & landscape of the Highlands & Islands
The Workshop (an old wooden building built in the 1880s as a joiners' workshop) is a hub of activity for a small family team - mother, daughter and granddaughter - all designing and making things with yarn, fabric and fibre. Whether you want a small souvenier of your holiday in the highlands or a bespoke one-off garment, this is the place to come.
You can watch us at work, perhaps weaving tweed or other fabrics on our hand loom, cutting out tweed for our ever popular hats, sitting at the sewing machines or working at our state of the art laser cutting machine and embroidery machines.
We have a small retail area where you can browse of varied collection of products or you can discuss options for your own bespoke item.
Bags, cushions, hats, scarves, keyrings, wall hangings, wraps, capes - all available to buy. Dresses, coats, jackets, traditional steel-boned corsets are all made to measure - if it can be made with tweed or tartan, we can do make it for you.
We also teach feltmaking and these classes can sometimes be arranged at short notice - should you be looking for some "rainy day" activity while on holiday.
Ecclesiastical embroidery is one of our more specialised lines and you are welcome to come and discuss a commission.
No two days are the same at The Workshop. If there is a particular thing you want to see it can be worth giving us a call prior to your visit so we can be sure to accommodate you, but you are welcome whenever you come.