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…

Our new Dye to Spin Week!

We have started taking bookings for our new Dye to Spin week. We are so excited about this new week, as Bridie is going to be running the Spinning part of the week for us. Bridie has been running spinning classes in Ullapool for years and is a very experienced teacher. We run all our … 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…

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…