Special Offer! £50 off our May Craft Holiday

Until the end of March we are offering £50 off our May Craft Retreat! May 19th-26th 2018 Join us for natural dyeing, wet felting, needle felting and a little bit of spinning… Watch Alex hand-shear one of our lovely Shetland sheep, then sort and wash fleece. Enjoy foraging in the woods for dye plants, including; … read more…

Natural Dyeing & Needle Felting Course, Highlands, Scotland

We are so please to be welcoming Fi Oberon back again this year. Last year Fi Joined us for the first time, which was a great success. We spent the first half of the week learning about fleeces, sorting, washing and carding them. We went foraging in the woods for dye plants, including, Bracken fronds, … read more…

Felting with Naturally Dyed Fleece

I have spent the last week sorting through all my fleeces, unwashed, washed, carded and dyed. I managed to get rid of a lot of the old stuff, fleeces that were too old to use now, which felt brittle and dry when pulled. They are now lying on my compost heap, ready to mulch the … read more…

Extra Craft Course Dates for 2017

Due to a busy start to the year we have added a few extra dates for 2017. Dye to Spin, Eco-printing & Felting Our July Dye to Spin week is now full so we have added a shorter spinning course in August. Our August course will be running from 14th-19th August. Guests will have a … 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…

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…

How to hand wash fleece

Finally I have managed to put it on our site! Washing/Scouring fleeces Washing a fleece removes lanolin, which will impede the dyeing process if it is not washed out, as the natural grease of the fleece will act as a barrier to the dye. Some spinners like spinning in the grease and leave the 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…