"The hand knits, handspun wools and accessories shop at Broadford, Isle of Skye"

The Handspinner Having Fun is open Monday to Saturday 09.30-17.30

Latest News

Yes, we will be open for business on the 7th April 2014!

After all the hard work by friends of the business and our skilled group of knitters and spinners who have been busy creating all winter we will be open.

We have lots of new garments in stock and lovely yarns. We continue to stock Yanabey wool as well as hand spun and hand dyed yarn.

We will be introducing a new line of yarn this year – but you will have to wait and see for that.

So a warm welcome to Handspinner customers new and old and I hope that you like what you see…….

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday
09.30 to 17.30

Hello

Hello I’m Bev.
Teo and Toni retired in November 2013 and I am the new owner of The Handspinner Having Fun at the Old Pier in Broadford, Isle of Skye.

The shop will continue to sell beautiful hand knitted garments and an excellent selection of hand dyed wools and amazing hand spun yarns.

My Background

I was brought up in the heart of the Yorkshire Woollen area. My parents and many of my family members worked in the woollen mills.

My mum taught me to knit when I was 9 years old. I started to design knitting patterns in my teens and have completed many garments since!

I went to college and qualified as an Occupational Therapist. This profession bases its philosophy on the use of purposeful activity to enable a person to recover after illness or accident.

When I qualified 25 years ago all graduates were taught a range of craft activities to use with clients. Newer treatment techniques have taken over but I still believe there is an important role for creativity and relaxation in people’s nowadays, very stressful lives.

So now I have come full circle, back to my roots of being creative with the beautiful wools and patterns which are the heart of this business.

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Hand Multi Dyed Mulberry Silk

Amazing colours and amazingly soft

Mohair Boucle

A range of colours in single and multi dye

Hebridean Wool

Our most local wool – the flock lives 2 miles away from the shop!

Wensleydale Wool Tops (Roving)

Hand dyed in funky colours. Great for felting, crafting or spinning

Blue Faced Leicester

We have machine spun and hand spun but all hand dyed in single or multi dyed effect....

Fabulous Mohair

Multi dyed by hand in a range of colours

Wensleydale Wool

Brown and Cream, single, thick spun and gives a real texture of the sheep. Coloured...

Handspun, Hand Multi-Dyed, 100% Cashmere

A real touch of luxury!

Handspun Jacobs Humbug

Aran Weight and to be knit on 4.5 to 5.5mm needles