A New Season is Here

With the welcome arrival of summer comes my new By Rosie collection, inspired by explorations into the heather moors and rolling hills, deep lochs and shallow lagoons of the Hebrides.

This year, I am delighted to have tweeds from independent weaver Donald John Mackay, of Luskentyre, including Moss Red (pictured here), alongside others from Shawbost Mill.

I wanted the tweeds for this collection to celebrate the heart of Harris Tweed, with real depth of colour in the yarn and traditional patterns. Exciting, beautiful, subtle and rich colours that mirror the landscape.

fisherman's jumper

in Moss Red Harris Tweed

A little discount for you

We have gradually started bringing our the new collection into our wee shop. all the new designs and colours will be online from the beginning of June... Stock from the 'croft to sea' collection is running low but there are still a few lovely items left, including some hoodies, jumpers, ipad clutch bags, scarves, snoods and knitwear. Snap up a bargain with 20% off everything until the end of May. just use code TAKE20 at checkout.... happy browsing 

New things coming

Each year we make tweaks to the bag designs, add new ones and change our colour palette for the coming season. Our new bobbin wool yarn colours have been chosen, wound into 3-ply balls and handed over to our knitters for sampling. It's an exciting time waiting for the new arrivals! In the meantime, we still have a few of our 'croft to sea' range in stock. You can use code 'bobbinbonanza' at checkout to get £10 off all the items in the range, to see you through the last few chilly days of spring...

Lovey Dovey

The days are still short here in the Hebrides, although Spring is creeping in, with the tiny fresh green shoots of daffs and crocus just peeping out from the hard ground. Reward for forward planning months ago, when each year I underestimate the long wait til the days start to lengthen. I pat myself on the back for having hap-hazardly shoved the tiny, dry bulbs into various pots and containers around my front door, and eagerly await the arrival of the first flowers. Until then, it is still the season for wrapping up and enjoying our winter layers, wooly favourites and tweedy companions. In these Winter months, our lovely Knitters have been very busy indeed. So we are pleased to offer you a treat to see you through til spring- £10 off any of our bobbin wool products. Just in time for valentines too! Me and my man have been sporting matching Herringbone hats. You can use code 'loveydovey' at checkout and do the same...

We are Hiring!

As our lovely Katie leaves us for an adventure into South East Asia, we will have a space to fill in the workroom! We are a close team, and a busy business, so we need someone who will be hard working and motivated, with positivity and good energy. Our wee workroom is a fun place to work, but we also need to get lots done each day to keep up with our Tweed loving customers. If you love to sew, and think this could be the job for you- please do apply! See our advery below for full details....

Winter light

Early January is quiet. A time for reflection on the year passed and a wonderful opportunity to plan the year ahead. It is usually the time that I choose all my tweeds for the coming summer season (unlike other designers, I am NOT 12 months ahead of myself!) Harris Tweed is best viewed in daylight, so that all the colour subtleties can reveal themelves. This does not leave me with many hours in a day to peruse the fabric swatches. January is typically dark and grey, with only a few quality hours of good light to play with. Those few hours, however, are filled with some of the most special light that the Hebrides will offer; the soft, daydreaming, ever changing light of winter.

Christmas Eve Advent Giveaway! #24

Merry Christmas Everybody! To see our By Rosie Advent Giveaway out with a beautiful BANG, here is one of our large Tote bags up for Grabs. Another Limited edition, this Tote features our best selling wave-blue Herringbone Harris Tweed, with leather handles and supersize pockets for all your stuff. There's only 3 of these bags in all the world, and I am delighted to be giving one away as a very special Christmas present to one of you lucky lot! Just Like our By Rosie Facebook page, then LIKE and SHARE to your own Facebook timeline. You know the drill. Good Luck everybody, and have a fabulous Christmas Eve!

Advent Giveaway #21!

Another double act is our lovely prize today- a Crofter hat and classic snood, both in our favourite, Oystercatcher orange of course! It's the signature By Rosie colour and is a beautiful shade of bright, burnt orange. Both items are unisex and would look great if worn together or styled separately. Perfect for beach walks or city living. To enter the giveaway, just 'like' our By-rosie Facebook page, then LIKE and SHARE this post to your own Facebook timeline. Entries will be accepted until midnight tonight, with the winner announced tomorrow morning. Good luck and Thank you for entering!

Advent Giveaway #19!

Today's treat for you all is not one, but two, lovely By Rosie goodies! If you're feeling generous you could even give one away!? .....maybe. One of our perfectly cute Make-up bags to match a very Orange iPad clutch bag. These cheerful accessories are just the ticket to see you through the dark winter days. To enter the giveaway just 'like' our By-rosie Facebook page, then LIKE and SHARE this post to your own Facebook timeline. Easy peasy. Entries accepted until midnight tonight, with the winner announced tomorrow morning. Good luck everyone!

Advent Giveaway #17 & #18

It's the last shopping weekend before Christmas! Take advantage and receive a FREE Moine Hat with every online order over £100! Our Moine hats are Hand knitted with a beautiful Cable design which is inspired by the peat stacks found here in the Hebrides. They are warm, cosy and gorgeously stylish to boot. Just use code freebiehat at checkout to receive your gift. There are 2 colours, cloudy grey and sea pink, just let us know in the comments which you would prefer. Happy Shopping!

Advent Giveaway #16

We often do a few limited edition numbers for our wee shop in Stornoway. This tartan Lochan is suitably festive and would make a gorgeous companion for a Christmas party! To win this little beauty, just Like our By-rosie Facebook page, then LIKE and SHARE this post to your own Facebook timeline. Entries accepted until midnight tonight, with the winner announced tomorrow morning. Good luck everyone!

Advent Giveaway #15!

On the 15th day of our Advent Giveaway we are delighted to offer one of our jazzy sewing kits and 2 bags of remnants to get crafty with! These cute kits are only available in store and include scissors, threads, tape measure, needles, pins and quick unpick (always handy!) To enter the giveaway, just Like our By-rosie Facebook page and then LIKE and SHARE this post to your own Facebook timeline. Entries will be accepted until midnight tonight, and the winner announced tomorrow morning, Good Luck!

Advent Giveaway #14!

I couldn't resist giving away another of our fabulously fluffy snoods today, on day 14 of our Advent Giveaway! We did the photo-shoot for these on one of those blindingly sunny, early winter days, when Christmas still seemed miles away. The oyster catcher orange is my firm favourite colour choice, and you could win one of these beauties today! To be entered into the giveaway, please 'like' our By -rosie Facebook page, then LIKE and SHARE the post to your own Facebook timeline. Entries accepted until midnight tonight, the winner will be announced tomorrow morning. Good luck all! 

Advent Giveaway #13!

Day 13 of our Advent Giveaway! Our hand-knitted Herringbone hat is available in 3 colourways, with the Storm Blue version as today's prize. Made using the same yarn that is woven to produce Harris Tweed, these hats are super warm and cosy, and super cool too! To be entered into the giveaway, just 'like' our By-rosie Facebook page, then LIKE qnd SHARE this post onto your own Facebook timeline. The draw will be open until midnight tonight and the winner announced tomorrow morning, Good Luck all!

Advent Giveaway #12!

Welcome to day 12 of our By Rosie Advent Giveaway! After a weekend full of rainbows, I was reminded of our beautiful Croft green tweed- that lovely shade somewhere between yellow and green. Our classic snood is perfect for when the weather turns milder, with soft jersey on the reverse, the snood is great to throw on to add a little warmth to any outfit. To be in with a chance of winning this cosy snood, just 'LIKE' our By-rosie Facebook page, then LIKE and SHARE this post to your own Facebook timeline, Good luck all!

Advent Giveaway #9!

There are lots of Christmas parties happening this weekend (ours is on Saturday night, woo woo!) So with that in mind, how about a snazzy wee bag for today's advent giveaway? The Lochan is a perfect companion for a night out, especially in these festive colours. To be entered into the giveaway, 'Like' our By-rosie Facebook page, then LIKE and SHARE this post onto your own Facebook timeline. The lucky winner will receive a Lochan bag in Oystercatcher orange, GOOD LUCK!

Advent Giveaway #8!

It's the 8th day of our Advent Giveaway! Today's beautiful tweedy prize is one of our elegant iPad clutch bags, in the very popular Storm Blue Herringbone Harris Tweed. A great size for housing your tablet, or as a swanky clutch bag. To be entered into the giveaway, please 'like ' our By-rosie Facebook page, then like and share this post to your own Facebook timeline. Good luck everyone!

Advent Giveaway #7

Our long scarves are beautifully tweedy on one side, and gloriously soft on the other! For the 7th day of our Advent Giveaway, you could be the lucky winner of the Traditional Herringbone version, great for guys or gals. Simply 'like' us on Facebook, then like and share this post onto your own Facebook timeline to be entered into the giveaway...Good luck!