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…

Botantical Dyes

I have been on my travels over the Easter holidays and I found myself up in beautiful Durness, which is famous for its stunning beaches, including one of my favorites – Balnakiel, as well as it’s craft village. The craft village is the perfect respite from windy or wet weather as it has cafes and … read more…

April’s Felting Workshop

There are a few places left on next Saturdays’s and Sunday’s felting course; April 22nd-23rd. Come and join us for a lovely weekend of craft. We use our own naturally dyed fleece on our courses, which give beautiful shades of natural colour. Enjoy making a stunning wall hanging inspired by the landscapes around you, as … read more…

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…