New… Natural dyeing & spinning course

The summer is now officially over, we had our first real frost the other night and our outdoor courses have come to an end until Spring 2016. We have been busy planning holidays and courses for next year. We are currently planning a new course for 2016..our Dye to Spin week. A wonderful week full … read more…

New Fleece to Felt week in August

New date for our Fleece to Felt weeks! Our July craft holiday is now full so we have an extra week in August (8th-15th). If you fancy learning something new and completely different a craft retreat in Highlands of Scotland might be just the thing…Shearing demos, foraging for dye plants, making natural dyes, sorting and … read more…

Natural Dyeing weekend

Today was day one of our June Natural Dyeing course. We seemed to have every sort of weather, but we kept the fires going and foraged for dye plants including, Bracken, Broom flowers and tree lichen. We managed to chop, sort, mix and make 4 lovely dyes, but will end up with about eight different … 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…

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…

Fleece to Felt week -coming up

A Craft Holiday in the Highlands of Scotland We have few spaces left on our Fleece to Felt week, so we are offering any last minute bookings £50 off per person. It is a great week, which combines learning different craft skills, having a holiday and enjoying this part of Scotland at the Wet Felting same … 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…