Autumn Felting

We have now run our last craft course of 2017, we ended with a felting weekend last week. We had a lovely group who made some stunning pieces. Everyone chose to make large wall hangings -some as big as 1 metre x 60 cm’s, quite an undertaking! We finished them all off with a little … 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…

Wild Rose News & Offers

Spring News & Special Offers The Ox-eye daisies are just opening and the voles just ate all my kale seedlings! Thora painstakingly transferred her tiny frogs from their tadpole tank into the pond -it’s defintely Spring, everything is growing. A bit of sunshine is just what we all needed. Our sheep have all lambed, although, … 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…

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…

Wool & Sheep Day

Teaching wool crafts to school children We had a great day last Thursday running our wool and sheep day at Glen Urquhart High school. We managed to get children from all of the three local primary schools, Cannich, Balnain and Glen Urquhart schools. We had 55 children all P6’s and P7’s. We worked in collaboration … 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…

Natural dyeing -using modifiers

We had a great weekend of dyeing, the sun shone and we made many beautiful colours, lovely to be dyeing outdoors again instead of in the barn. Now everything smells of wood smoke, especially me. We had a little experiment with our Alkaline modifiers, trying to work out which might be the most effective. We … read more…