SKYE KNITS & LOCAL MAKERS
We are lucky to have many talented ‘makers’ on Skye - we like to buy local. Many of the pictures and accessories in the B&B are by local artists, weavers, crafters and photographers; purchased in local galleries.
Charlotte is a keen knitter and runs a small knitwear business called Skye Knits. She currently works to commission fitting this in and around the B&B! Her work is Fair Isle colourwork using mainly locally dyed wool (Shilasdair) and Scottish wool. Currently orders are for small items - hats, cowls, fingerless mittens, wrist warmers – each commission is unique and made in consultation with the customer. Skye Knits has Facebook and Instagram pages and you can contact Charlotte there or by dropping her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org from the Contact Us page here. There is a waiting list but if you are coming to stay, she will try to complete your commission by the dates you are visiting – you need to give at least 4 months notice. She occasionally has pieces available for sale, so do ask if you’re interested in seeing her work.
Skye Knits will be selling online later this year - information will be posted here about where you can purchase Skye Knits items.
Price range - hand-knit hats £42.50 GBP - £80 GBP depending on materials, size, length and knitting/design time. There is a 4 month waiting period for commissions - please message me for more details.
Limited Edition range: Hand made hats - £35 GBP - £55 GBP depending on style and materials. Hand made cowls- £40 GBP - these are a generous loose style. Hand made wrist warmers - £35 GBP. Hand made scarf - £60 - £90 GBP, depending on length and materials used.
Charlotte is currently developing a range of childrens’ and adult sweaters - they will be available sometime in 2020 !
Skye Knits Photographs are © Charlotte Johnson as are all designs pictured unless otherwise stated. Photograph of orange, blue and dark grey wrist warmers courtesy of Shilasdair Yarns.
In the B&B, we have showcased photographs by Tim Wilcock Photography, Richard Smith Photography and in 2018 we were delighted to showcase the work of Helena Emmans. Helena’s art is inspired by life on Skye, she has featured in a number of magazines, including Country Living, and is exhibited across Scotland, the UK and internationally. You can see some of her work in pictures on the site and find out more about her art at http://helenaemmansartist.com/
Some of the local galleries, artists, photographers & makers featured on our website and in our home: