Four shades from one batch of Bog Myrtle. The Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist
Bog Myrtle (or if you prefer, Sweet Gale) is a shrubby plant that found its place in the human economy in ancient times, along with the likes of the olive and other oil-rich herbs used in food, drink or medicines.

Sweet Gale – Bog Myrtle

Jonathan's hands and arms stained from handling New Zealand Flax flower stems. The Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist
After an afternoon tidying up the flailing flower stems of New Zealand Flax, J's hands and arms were stained golden brown. And that got us thinking ...

Golden Brown

Denise grading Cheviot wool supplied by a crofting neighbour. The Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist 3
It's that time of year again.  The wool is piling up, and the point comes where, if we not to be overwhelmed by the stuff, sorting the great and the good from the condemned to the compost heap has to start now.  But it's warm day for warm work!

A Warm Day for Warm Work

A selection of Mill-spun Natural Wools. The Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist
Today, the postie delivered several boxes of our new Beinn Sgiathan 3-ply Aran wool (a blend of Hebridean and Cheviot) - and a batch of Hebridean roving.

Natural Wools Makeover

Over the past few days we've been getting the Hebridean Woolshed ready for the 'open season' ahead, after its winter slumbers.

Open Season