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A Grey Area

  I’ve been thinking a lot about grey recently. I guess it’s the time of year. It’s a particularly evocative colour, used repeatedly as a motif in literature and movies. Even saying “grey” out loud is difficult to do without loading it with context. “What a grey day.”, or “It’s just a bit grey…”. F. Scott […]

The Hat from Hell

I have a small confession to make. In all honesty I’m not a natural-born knitter. The family tree weighs heavy on all branches with generations of wool-workers but the skill by-passed me….or so I thought. Once upon a time, the school days of young Dana were happy and carefree. Inspiring teachers (mostly), forging new friendships […]

Green Behind the Scenes

Uist Wool is a social enterprise; as such its role is to put something back into the surrounding community, to support and boost Uist from a human perspective, growing and building for the future. We’re extremely proud of this, and are proud to say so. What we don’t shout about very much are Uist Wool’s […]

Embrace the Neps!

Each day I’m working at Uist Wool a moment arrives, usually midway through the afternoon, when I need to get out of my office chair and go wandering onto the Mill floor, or up to the Wool Shed, or even to go and feed the cows on the croft here at Scotvein. (There’s something rather […]