Natural Dyeing Courses

Spring is here -it is time to start natural dyeing! The Gorse flowers are now out in the Highlands and that is always a good sign, Gorse is always one of my first flower dyes of the year. Gorse makes a lovely creamy yellow dye. I also dye with barks and fir cones this time … read more…

Wild Rose News & Offers

  Spring Newsletter Finally spring is here -then it’s gone and now it’s back again! We have had beautiful sunshine through to snow over the last few weeks, but back to sunshine now, so let’s hope it lasts for the sake of our seedlings! Everything seems to be late this year, the nettles are just … read more…

Fleece to Felt Week

Mongolian style felt-making We have just finished our fleece to felt week for this year. We had an excellent group of people and a lovely week. We had a great dyeing session making nearly 30 shades of colour, we visited Nathalie on her farm, where we saw her beautiful Shetland sheep, we also had a … read more…

Felt-making with pony -how we did it

  I thought it might be quite handy to have a few instructions in case anyone wants to try this method at home! Part of the finished wall hanging! If you have watched the short film below, it gives you some idea of how we did it. We started by washing a dyeing local fleece. … read more…

Growing Things!

At last we have our Polytunnel and it’s going up. It is amazing how many parts it came in. Luckily Alex neatly laid them all out in the barn and has systematically put it all together, adding his own little bits and bobs here and there. Before the skin was on Our soil has only … read more…