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…

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…

Alternative Hen weekends becoming more popular…

I was interviewed briefly last week, while travelling south – about our alternative hen weekends. It seems more and more people are interested in doing something more laid back, relaxing, outdoorsy and creative for their hen parties, instead of just getting wasted in some bar wearing L plates! If you are interested in reading more … read more…

Craft Courses and Holiday Dates 2018

Wild Rose Escapes Courses, Workshops & Retreats 2018 Come and join us in Crochail woods for a week or a weekend. Felting, April 21st-22nd, Aug 25th-26th, Oct 20th-21st Using naturally dyed fleece. Natural Dyeing, June 2nd-3rd, Sept 8th-9th Dye fleece outdoors over fires using plant dyes. Eco printing, July 28th-29th Create stunning natural prints, by … read more…

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…