Yarns, knits and weaves from the Outer Hebrides

Craft-maker studio on the Isle of Benbecula

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UIST SHADES

Buy UIST SHADES scarf

HAND-SPUN YARN

  • BRIGHT LIGHTS hand-spun yarn
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  • TWILIGHT hand-spun yarn
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  • NIGHTLIGHTS hand-spun yarn
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  • HUMBUG MARL hand-spun yarn
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  • STRIPE
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About Us

Uist Yarn Studio is run by Matthew Topsfield, an environmental scientist by training and now resident in Uist for 8 years.

"I have spent most of my life working with wool, since my grandmother taught me to knit at a very young age. As a craft-maker I especially enjoy working with with pure new wool - from the sheep to the skein to the sweater - reflecting the wide range of sheep breeds raised here on Uist. 

Living in a small house close to the beach, we will soon be putting our 2-acre plot on machair ground to good use with a few Shetland ewes."

Our Products

KNITWEAR  -  garments & accessories, using Scottish yarns, rooted in Scottish knitting traditions

Hand-spun YARN

Hand-crafted BUTTONS

WORKSHOPS & TUITION in wool craft skills

Knitting COMMISSIONS considered

Visit Us

You can visit us at:

Uist Yarn Studio, East Camp, Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, Western Isles, HS7 5LA SCOTLAND

We are usually open 10am - 4pm, Friday & Saturday and also by appointment, so please get in touch before making a special trip or travelling a long way. 

We can also recommend other places of woolly interest to visit nearby.

Island inspiration

Inspired by our beautiful, but sometimes harsh environment - from softly scented, flower-rich machair beneath our feet to raging winter gales

A stunning piece of work! I love the cable button band and great to see the Dorset Button!

TAJ, Skye

Matt Topsfield of Uist Yarn Studio gave a talk on the incredible seafaring knitting traditions of the NE Atlantic. Taking us on a tour from Scotland to Spain and Iceland to appreciate the beautiful patterns.

HB, Hopland

Absolutely beautiful Matt...Skilled knitter.

MM, N.Uist