Welcome to the Hebridean Woolhouse
Hebridean sheep are now considered a minority breed having been rescued by the sterling efforts of the Rare Breed Survival Trust and a few dedicated landowners. Thankfully, the quality of the wool from their fleece is once more being recognised and their numbers are increasing.
At The Hebridean Woolhouse we get the undyed fleece of the Hebridean sheep spun into yarn and then knitted or woven into a range of country clothing.
We provide woollen sweaters, waistcoats, cardigans and pullovers all suited to a wide range of activities.
The country pursuits sweaters and cardigans we provide are particularly popular and provide good shower resistance due to the natural oils in the wool.
The wool is also woven to make scarves, picnic rugs and throws as well as a versatile serape, a lovely alternative to a coat.
Also available is a small range of tweeds, again made from undyed Hebridean fleece, but with coloured Shetland wool incorporated within it to make the subtle checks. The tweeds are used for our caps and are also available in lengths ideal for bespoke tailoring as well as being suited to many interior design products.
Most of our knitwear is made in the beautiful Scottish Border town of Hawick, famous throughout the world for the manufacture of Scottish woollens.
Keith Howman has run The Hebridean Woolhouse for the last ten years and has now passed the business to his nephew Charles and partner Jenny, thus keeping it in the family. Jenny has been a dedicated knitter all her life, is keen to keep promoting the multi horned Hebridean sheep and will be running the business from their home in Pitlochry, Perthshire.
Jenny can be contacted at:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01796 472935