Inchmore is a small village in the Highlands of Scotland 7 miles west of Inverness on the A862 road to Beauly, surrounded by magnificent scenery.

The Workshop is a wooden building built over a hundred years ago as a joiners workshop. Today it is a hive of activity in another creative industry - textile art - where mother and daughter team Ruth Black and Mary Wood can be found hard at work.

We have a mobile phone app -click here to download the app to your phone so you can find us when you are on the go.



Anna Macneil is the family business run by Ruth Black and assisted by her daughter Mary Wood. They make all sorts of things from Harris Tweed, many of them embroidered with stunning Celtic or floral designs. Everything is designed and made at the workshop and there is small shop area for visitors to browse and buy.

In addition to assisting her mother with all the Harris Tweed products, Mary also works at her own business. She has a unique take on tartan, designing and making one-off outfits such as dresses and classic steel-boned corsets combining tartans with other fabrics to give a stunning, contemporary look. All made to measure, but corsets are available to try on at The Workshop.

Ruth and Mary offer a variety of classes in textile crafts - sewing, feltmaking and embroidery.

These can be for small groups or individuals.

Brightly lit work space with height adjustable tables.

Click here for more information and to see what classes are available.

Ruth specialises in ecclesiastical embroidery and makes stunning vestments, many of them incorporating tartans.

All are made to commission only. There is usually some work in progress at The Workshop and you are welcome to come and see these being made or discuss a possible commission.
Thistle bag
Buchanan tartan corset
Sewing class
white gothic chasuble