Welcome to Sanday

an island full of spinners

Sanday is a very special and wholly different place in which to live and work. We want that difference to show in our dealings with you and we hope that you will find us approachable and friendly and that our site will be engaging and informative. We are not “just another online shop” and we plan to become every spinner’s first stop for community resources. Do read more about us and our history if you have the time, and please feel absolutely comfortable about contacting us at any time. You can follow us at Twitter and at Facebook. We shall be very happy to make your acquaintance. The Sanday difference shows, please tell your friends

What we do

tools and equipment for crafters Find out more about what we do and sell
  • Ashford

    We sell Ashford Spinning and Weaving equipment at very competitive prices, and postage and packing on Ashford wheels and looms is free of charge to all UK purchasers. There will always be some really exceptional Special Offers available, particularly our discounts on combination purchases. Please take a look at these before buying.

  • Sanday hand-crafted

    We are proud to sell a range of locally sourced hand-made items, including hand-turned spinning tools made by Jim Towrie – our Sanday Niddy Noddy is our most popular sale.    

  • Courses

    If you do not already spin, we can teach you how — why not book an Introduction to Spinning course. Courses offer individual attention and are tailored to your needs. Beginner spinners can benefit from our new Learn to Spin kit. If you buy one of these kits, we’ll knock a little extra off the […]

  • Fleece

    Spinners, we have a small quantity of whole raw fleeces from Gill’s own Hillside flock of rare breed sheep, raised here on Sanday. Gill keeps Shetland, Hebridean and Jacob sheep and some cross-breeds.

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On the blog...

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  • Spinning Wheel Maintenance

    Most of the time, my spinning wheel maintenance consists of oiling all the necessary bits of my wheel; the spindle, the wheel axle and treadles etc. But some times, more than that is necessary. This weekend, Beth and I will be doing a short spinning demonstration during the Brownie and Guide sale, which is taking […]

  • Feeling better

    This morning I did a two-hour stint at the heritage centre as a volunteer attendant. I took my knitting and also spent some time familiarising myself with the displays. My back seems to be slowly getting better, so after lunch I took Tan for a short walk down to the sea and back. Not being […]

  • Through the Square Window

    This is what I saw through the window this morning: This is the three caddy lambs who, up until yesterday, were penned in the byre. If I’d gone outside to take the photo, they’d all have been up in an instant, clamouring for milk! They did get their milk a few minutes after this. Yesterday […]