Natural Dyeing & Spinning Course

We have organised an extra natural dyeing and spinning course as our July week is now full. Our extra spinning course will run from August 26th-August 31st. The course will include two days of natural dyeing and two days of Spinning with Alison. The first half of the course is spent foraging for dye plants … read more…

Fi Oberon’s creations on our May Craft Retreat

These gorgeous badgers are only a few of the amazing creations Fi Oberon makes from fleece- she is one of Britain’s most renowned needle felters and she is a brilliant teacher..we are lucky enough to have her joining us for our May Fleece to Needle Felt week (May 25th-June 1st), where she will be spending … read more…

Last minute spaces on our May Craft Retreat..

We are lucky enough to have Fi Oberon come and visit us in May. She is returning to run a part of our week long Fleece to Felt week.  This year we thought we would go with a bit of a theme, as Fi has been doing alot of work around Venus Figurines and the … read more…

Felted Venus Figurines

It’s the time of year I start thinking about the craft courses we have running in 2019.  We have some of the old favourites and a few new additions.  I am particularly excited about Fi Oberon coming back in May to help with our Fleece to Felt week. May 25th-June 1st 2019. This year Fi … read more…

New for 2019! Our Indigo Weekend

Our new Indigo course I have just put together a new weekend course for 2019 -Indigo dyeing. The weekend will combine shibori techniques from Japan and Batik techniques from Java, to create resists on fabric, which will be dyed in an Indigo vat.  I love both these techniques, and first learnt about Batik, when I … read more…

September Spinning Retreat! Special Offer!

Learn to spin – join us for a wonderful retreat which includes two days of spinning tuition with Alison. Special Offer.. £150 off  per person!! As part of our Craft Retreat this year we are offering two days of spinning, instead of other optional craft sessions. We have had such a demand for a spinning courses … read more…

Special Offer -craft retreat £150 off!

We have had such a busy summer this year running courses and building the house it feels as if I had slightly forgotten to market our craft retreat..meaning we have a couple of spaces still to fill! It is a wonderful week, full of everything which helps me to feel good and relax- being outdoors, … read more…

Last space on our August Craft Holiday!

  Last minute space! Special Offer £100 off!  August Craft Retreat, We have just one last minute space on our August Fleece to Felt week If you are interested in joining us for a wonderful week of wool based craft, get in touch! Join us for a week of woolly craft in the Scottish Highlands. The … read more…

Fleece to Needle Felt week with Fi Oberon

We just finished our Fleece to Needle Felt week, which was a great success, we had a fantastic group from all over, Canada, USA, England and Scotland. There was certainly a lot of laughter through-out the week. Some of the group were complete beginners, while others had more experience, but they were all keen to … read more…

A talk on the History of Natural Dyeing

I just got back from Glasgow where I spent the weekend with the West of Scotland Guild of Spinners, Dyers and Weavers. The guild meet once a month in Milngavie and I was asked to come and give a talk and run a felting workshop well in advance. Infact Jill from the Guild had asked … read more…