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…

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…

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…

Wild Rose News & Course Dates

Wild Rose News & Course Dates It feels as if the Spring is creeping up on us slowly, even though this morning it was still -5 degrees. We did see the first Primroses and we have even started having the occasional lunch outside, a sure sign! We have had a busy old winter…After our courses … 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…

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…

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…

Craft for relaxation!

I have always found focusing on art and craft has been a brilliant way for me to unwind, concentrating on a project relaxes me and helps me to de-stress; it doesn’t really matter what it is..carding fleece, washing fleece, spinning, wet felting, needle felting or sewing, they all clear my mind. Some of them because … read more…

Dye to Hand Spin course

Wild Rose Escapes Dye to Hand Spin week July 9th-16th £50 off if you book before the end of April 2016! Enjoy a relaxing week of craft, learn a new skill  and have a wonderful holiday at the same time. Over the week watch our Shetland sheep being hand-sheared, wash and sort fleece, forage for … read more…

Hand spinning

Hand spinning is such an ancient craft which has been going on in its many forms for thousands of years all over the world. Drop spindles are the most accessible way of learning to spin and there is archaeological evidence of hand-spun yarn as old as 20,000 years, which is remarkable to think it has … read more…