New for 2019! Our Indigo Weekend

Our new Indigo course I have just put together a new weekend course for 2019 -Indigo dyeing. The weekend will combine shibori techniques from Japan and Batik techniques from Java, to create resists on fabric, which will be dyed in an Indigo vat.  I love both these techniques, and first learnt about Batik, when I … read more…

September Spinning Retreat! Special Offer!

Learn to spin – join us for a wonderful retreat which includes two days of spinning tuition with Alison. Special Offer.. £150 off  per person!! As part of our Craft Retreat this year we are offering two days of spinning, instead of other optional craft sessions. We have had such a demand for a spinning courses … read more…

Fleece to Needle Felt week with Fi Oberon

We just finished our Fleece to Needle Felt week, which was a great success, we had a fantastic group from all over, Canada, USA, England and Scotland. There was certainly a lot of laughter through-out the week. Some of the group were complete beginners, while others had more experience, but they were all keen to … read more…

Natural Dyeing & Felting Course in May

Special Offer £75 off! In May we are lucky enough to have Fi Oberon come and work with us. I met Fi a few years ago at the Country Living Show in London, we worked next to each other, I was demonstrating wet felting and she was demonstrating needle felting. She had crowds of people … read more…

A talk on the History of Natural Dyeing

I just got back from Glasgow where I spent the weekend with the West of Scotland Guild of Spinners, Dyers and Weavers. The guild meet once a month in Milngavie and I was asked to come and give a talk and run a felting workshop well in advance. Infact Jill from the Guild had asked … 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…

Crofting Crafts

Ele and I just got back from the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, where we have spent 4 days demonstrating Crofting Crafts in the rural skills marquee in the countryside arena at the Show. We worked alongside the Galgael Trust. This will be our third year demonstrating at the show. It was great fun but … read more…

Our New 5 Day Craft Retreat!

This August we are putting on a new course, our 5 day natural dyeing and hand spinning retreat. Natural Dyeing with botanical dyes Participants can spend 2 days in the woods natural dyeing with botanical dyes. We will forage for dye plants and make dyes outside over fires the traditional way. Over two days we … read more…

Botantical Dyes

I have been on my travels over the Easter holidays and I found myself up in beautiful Durness, which is famous for its stunning beaches, including one of my favorites – Balnakiel, as well as it’s craft village. The craft village is the perfect respite from windy or wet weather as it has cafes and … read more…

April’s Felting Workshop

There are a few places left on next Saturdays’s and Sunday’s felting course; April 22nd-23rd. Come and join us for a lovely weekend of craft. We use our own naturally dyed fleece on our courses, which give beautiful shades of natural colour. Enjoy making a stunning wall hanging inspired by the landscapes around you, as … read more…