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The Shilasdair Shop

10 Carnach, Waternish IV55 8GL, Scotland
+44 1470 592297
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lovely yarn shop at the edge of the world

I was only able to make it to one yarn shop while on Skye, and I was glad it was Shilsadair. The... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
lizbowens
,
Orinda, California
Beautiful shop

Great shop if you like knitting! Excellent yarns. Highly recommended for creative people. You can... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
HeleneSalomons
,
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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  • Average7%
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“natural dyes” (5 reviews)
“for sale” (3 reviews)
“small exhibit” (2 reviews)
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10 Carnach, Waternish IV55 8GL, Scotland
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+44 1470 592297
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I was only able to make it to one yarn shop while on Skye, and I was glad it was Shilsadair. The selection of absolutely lovely hand-dyed yarns was superb and the service was very friendly and helpful. The shop is located in the most...More

Thank lizbowens
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We certainly must have one of the best views of any yarn shop! The building was actually purpose built in 2001. For a few years it adjoined the dye shed which...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great shop if you like knitting! Excellent yarns. Highly recommended for creative people. You can easily combine a visit with skyeskyns

Thank HeleneSalomons
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks for the positive review. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the beautiful Waternish peninsular

Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is out of the way, but well worth making the effort. The wool quality is superb and I loved the fact they were specially dyed to represent the local countryside e.g. Bracken, heather. The lady working there was helpful in advising me about patterns...More

Thank Carmen W
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our shop. It is a long way to come but there are plenty of other interesting things to do on the Waternish Peninsular so well worth the journey.

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely little shop selling naturally died yarn and home made products. Interesting small exhibit re the dying process. Probably limited appeal but a must for anyone interested in knitting who visits this part of Skye

Thank WyldeGreenJMA
SkyeShilasdairShop, Manager at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your visit. We are fortunate that so many people make the trip to see us.

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We drove out to Waternish primarily to go to the Shilasdair Shop. Based on the description we read - disclaimer- it may not have been written by the Shilasdair Shop - we were expecting more products to purchase that were already made and to see...More

Thank Steve B
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

So sorry you were disappointed by your visit. We don't offer an opportunity to see the actual dyeing taking place as most of the dyeing happens in the winter months when visitors are rather scarce. I'm not sure what more we could offer in terms...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

What an awesome shop. Could have stayed for hours checking out all the different yarns available. Its definately worth the effort to get there

Thank A303
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Please tell your friends!!

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Truly beautiful location. Comfy chair available for Dad - though he needed assistance to get back out! Wonderful yarn choices, buttons, patterns, beautiful colours - so unique - what could be more special than souvenir yarn dyed here on Skye. I chose a wonderful green/blue...More

Thank HummingbirdTX
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dear Hummingbird TX - I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Hope you enjoy knitting with your Shilasdair dyed yarn. Best wishes to your Dad too Judi

Reviewed 3 June 2017

A lovely place for a visit with an abundance of different types of wool with nice, friendly service. Definately recommended!

Thank galesa2
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear Galesa2 thank you for your lovely comments.

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem well worth seeking out even if knitting is not your hobby. Wools, clothing and gifts available in a well laid out shop. Don't miss the traditional dying display detailing the natural island products used for dying the wools

Thank DT31
SkyeShilasdairShop, Owner at The Shilasdair Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the positive review

Reviewed 18 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 reviewResponded 19 September 2016

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

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