Blog and News

Natural Dyeing & Needle Felting Course, Highlands, Scotland

We are so please to be welcoming Fi Oberon back again this year. Last year Fi Joined us for the first time, which was a great success. We spent the first half of the week learning about fleeces, sorting, washing and carding them. We went foraging in the woods for dye plants, including, Bracken fronds, … read more…

Alternative Hen weekends becoming more popular…

I was interviewed briefly last week, while travelling south – about our alternative hen weekends. It seems more and more people are interested in doing something more laid back, relaxing, outdoorsy and creative for their hen parties, instead of just getting wasted in some bar wearing L plates! If you are interested in reading more … read more…

Craft Courses and Holiday Dates 2018

Wild Rose Escapes Courses, Workshops & Retreats 2018 Come and join us in Crochail woods for a week or a weekend. Felting, April 21st-22nd, Aug 25th-26th, Oct 20th-21st Using naturally dyed fleece. Natural Dyeing, June 2nd-3rd, Sept 8th-9th Dye fleece outdoors over fires using plant dyes. Eco printing, July 28th-29th Create stunning natural prints, by … read more…

Autumn Felting

We have now run our last craft course of 2017, we ended with a felting weekend last week. We had a lovely group who made some stunning pieces. Everyone chose to make large wall hangings -some as big as 1 metre x 60 cm’s, quite an undertaking! We finished them all off with a little … read more…

Autumnal Craft Retreat Special Offer!

Wild Rose Craft Retreat! Retreat Special Offer £100 off. A relaxing craft holiday in the Highlands of Scotland. We have a few spaces left if you would like to join us at the end of September (Sept 30th-Oct 7th). Join us for the full week or if you would prefer a shorter retreat just 4 … read more…

Crofting Crafts

Ele and I just got back from the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, where we have spent 4 days demonstrating Crofting Crafts in the rural skills marquee in the countryside arena at the Show. We worked alongside the Galgael Trust. This will be our third year demonstrating at the show. It was great fun but … read more…

Our New 5 Day Craft Retreat!

This August we are putting on a new course, our 5 day natural dyeing and hand spinning retreat. Natural Dyeing with botanical dyes Participants can spend 2 days in the woods natural dyeing with botanical dyes. We will forage for dye plants and make dyes outside over fires the traditional way. Over two days we … read more…

Wild Rose News & Offers

Spring News & Special Offers The Ox-eye daisies are just opening and the voles just ate all my kale seedlings! Thora painstakingly transferred her tiny frogs from their tadpole tank into the pond -it’s defintely Spring, everything is growing. A bit of sunshine is just what we all needed. Our sheep have all lambed, although, … read more…

Last minute craft holiday!

Special Offer -£200 off We have one place left on our craft retreat starting this Saturday (May 20th-27th). The week concentrates on wool crafts and includes; a shearing demonstration, foraging for natural dye plants, dyeing fleece, wet felting, spinning and needle felting. The last two days will be spent with Fi Oberon who is a … read more…