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…

Craft holidays -Special April Offer!

Special Offer £50 off one of our week long retreats before the end of April 2016. Join us on our Fleece to Felt week (May 21st-28th), our new Dye to Hand Spin week or our Craft Retreat and get £50 off. Unique craft holidays and courses in the Scottish Highlands! Come to the Highlands of Scotland … read more…

Wild Rose Escapes Spring newsletter

Wild Rose Escapes Spring Newsletter The Spring is finally here and things have started moving…The house is going up, the sheep have started lambing, our courses are starting and the Narcissi are in bloom. I would love to say we have had a restful winter, but infact it feels like we have hardly stopped.  After our … read more…

Felting weekend course

We have had a great weekend felting in the barn. We used a mix of fleeces, but mostly Shetland and Blue-de maine all the colours were naturally dyed using plant dyes. We carded the fleece using hand-carders and a drum carder. Guests made large wall hangings; Kate’s below was an abstract design she plans to … read more…

Spring craft courses

Natural Dyeing Outdoors It really feels like Spring arrived today, although we had a pretty frozen morning, we had beautiful sunshine all day, which meant I was able to do my first lot of outdoor natural dyeing for 2016. I have been dyeing fleece ready for the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair in March- where … read more…

Our craft in France

Press Release Craftswomen from Inverness-shire chosen to represent Scotland in France Two women from Strathglass have been working flat out to get ready for the Montbeliard Christmas market, in Eastern France. Each year, Montbeliard hosts a month-long Christmas market and invites craftsmen of a new country as ‘guests of honour’ to sell their wares and … read more…

Thora’s Felted Picture

Today my 4 year old daughter Thora, made a beautiful felted picture for her granny’s birthday. She used Shetland white fleece for the base and then some naturally dyed Shetland fleece for the picture. Pinks, blues, purples and shades of yellow. She went to town with the wet felting, she even got on the table … read more…

Hen Party Activities in the Highlands

Hen party ideas with Wild Rose Escapes  If you are looking for a beautiful place for your Hen weekend, our area of the Highlands has so much to offer, with Glen Affric on our doorstep and Loch Ness just down the road. This year we have had great fun running our hen weekends and groups … 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…

Our first hen weekend of the year

Last weekend we ran our first Hen Party of the year for a group of 7, from all over Britain, some flew, some came by train and others drove. We picked half the group up from Inverness and met the rest at their accommodation for the weekend, Kerrow House. I had prepared and left supper for them … read more…