Willow Weaving

Tonight I have been making simple willow circles to take into my daughter’s school tomorrow, so they can have a go at willow weaving. We thought we might try and make simple platters with them. The school has cut green willow which we are going to use for the weaving, but I made the circles … read more…

Felting with Naturally Dyed Fleece

I have spent the last week sorting through all my fleeces, unwashed, washed, carded and dyed. I managed to get rid of a lot of the old stuff, fleeces that were too old to use now, which felt brittle and dry when pulled. They are now lying on my compost heap, ready to mulch the … read more…

Extra Craft Course Dates for 2017

Due to a busy start to the year we have added a few extra dates for 2017. Dye to Spin, Eco-printing & Felting Our July Dye to Spin week is now full so we have added a shorter spinning course in August. Our August course will be running from 14th-19th August. Guests will have a … read more…

Cannich Yurt Holidays

Guests can now not only spend their days in the woods they can also sleep in the woods. Ele and Craig’s lovely cosy yurt is now tucked into the clearing, surrounded by woodland. Guests attending our weekend craft courses might choose to rent the yurt for their stay or you might just fancy coming along … read more…

Wool & Sheep Day

Teaching wool crafts to school children We had a great day last Thursday running our wool and sheep day at Glen Urquhart High school. We managed to get children from all of the three local primary schools, Cannich, Balnain and Glen Urquhart schools. We had 55 children all P6’s and P7’s. We worked in collaboration … read more…

Craft Holiday Special Offer!

£50 off if you book before January 1st 2017! If you like the look of our week long craft holidays and fancy joining us in 2017, book before January 1st 2017 and get £50 off per person. Our week long craft holidays include; Our Fleece to Needle Felt week..enjoy a relaxing week of craft, stay … read more…

Fi Oberon teaching Needle Felting -with us!

Fleece to Needle Felt craft week May 20th-27th 2017 Next year we have Fi Oberon joining us in May to teach on one of our courses. Fi will be teaching two days of needle felting at the end of the course. The first half of the week will be spent mostly outdoors; watching a hand-shearing … read more…

October Felting Course Special Offer!

We have a wet felting weekend running at the end of this month. Participants will get a chance to learn wet felting and needle felting techniques. We use our own as well as local fleece, which we naturally dye using plant dyes, this makes our courses quite special and unique as most felters use pre-dyed … read more…

How to hand wash fleece

Finally I have managed to put it on our site! Washing/Scouring fleeces Washing a fleece removes lanolin, which will impede the dyeing process if it is not washed out, as the natural grease of the fleece will act as a barrier to the dye. Some spinners like spinning in the grease and leave the fleece … read more…

Craft Retreat

Our new craft retreat is running towards the end of September (24th-October 1st). The retreat will combine craft, walking and optional yoga. Guests can enjoy days foraging for dye plants and making natural dye outdoors over fires, eco printing, as well as creating a felted wall hanging inspired by the stunning landscapes around us. We … read more…