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…

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…

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…

Natural Dyeing Course -coming up

Next weekend we are running a natural dyeing weekend at Crochail woods. As much of the weekend as possible will be spent outdoors, making dyes over a fire. It is a great weekend for really getting started in natural dyeing. We combine foraged local plants, imported ancient dyes and houshold items, to create a full palette of colours. Naturally Dyed … read more…