Colonsay Wool Growers
Based on Balnahard Farm on the Hebridean island of Colonsay, Colonsay Wool Growers produce a unique range of yarns and products from the fabulous fleeces of the sheep raised on the island.
Our Garden string is made from the tough, hardwearing fleeces of the Blackface ewes.
Our Yarns, Knitting kits and knitted accessories are made of the softer fleeces of the Blue Face Leicester, Lleyn and Teeswater crosses. Hebridean fleeces are also blended in, adding their rich brown colour.
We hand dye our wool in small batches using natural botanicals. Bog myrtle, heather and mosses used are picked on the farm and produce lovely muted colours.
Our Pot Still Yarns range, is a collaboration with Colonsay Gin. Utilising the distilling tails and spent botanicals from the Colonsay Gin distilling process to dye our wool, creating a pallette of natural botanical colours for this limited edition range.
The Old Waiting Room Gallery also stocks Colonsay Wool Growers products and Colonsay gifts and wares, both online and at our gallery shop.