Natural Dyeing

We have just finished fencing part of the clearing in the woods and today we moved our Shetland sheep in. They were so happy to be on fresh pasture again and the lambs loved it. The clearing was full of wild flowers including our first Orchids and although there are lots of them all over … read more…

Gorse in the Highlands

The Gorse is coming out everywhere up here now, looking really beautiful, the yellow is so vibrant. I have just returned from a week in Wiltshire where the fields are covered with oil seed rape a different kind of yellow compared to up here, but both looking and smelling good. I love the smell of … read more…

Natural Dyeing Courses

Spring is here -it is time to start natural dyeing! The Gorse flowers are now out in the Highlands and that is always a good sign, Gorse is always one of my first flower dyes of the year. Gorse makes a lovely creamy yellow dye. I also dye with barks and fir cones this time … 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…

Last minute offer- Relaxation Retreat

Wild Rose Escapes Last minute offer!! We are now offering £200 off our Spring Relaxation Retreat, for any of those people free at the last minute who fancy a break away. May 18th-25th The Highlands are the perfect retreat from everyday life and Polmaily steading provides a a beautiful sanctuary tucked away from it all. … read more…

Good to be home

Christmas is over and the new year is here. We are back at Higher Crochail after nearly a month away. It is lovely to be home. We were lucky enough to have various sheep sitters looking after our girls. The most shocking thing about our return, was a gift from our resident Pine Marten. She … read more…

Winter Newsletter 2012

As Autumn gives way to winter up here we have started to get organised for the months ahead.  Alex has been busy building up our log stack, we have taken down and dried out the Ger that we had up over the summer and we have picked as many berries as we could find. Unfortunately, … read more…

September Relaxation Retreat

Relaxation Retreat Special Offer! We have a couple of places left on this September’s Relaxation Retreat, so we are offering £100 off per person! September 8th-15th 2012. So if you are looking for a last minute retreat from it all, it might be just the thing! Instead of just visiting the Scottish Highlands, or practising … 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…