Natural Dyeing & Spinning Course

We have organised an extra natural dyeing and spinning course as our July week is now full. Our extra spinning course will run from August 26th-August 31st. The course will include two days of natural dyeing and two days of Spinning with Alison. The first half of the course is spent foraging for dye plants … read more…

Last minute spaces on our May Craft Retreat..

We are lucky enough to have Fi Oberon come and visit us in May. She is returning to run a part of our week long Fleece to Felt week.  This year we thought we would go with a bit of a theme, as Fi has been doing alot of work around Venus Figurines and the … 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…

Special Offer -craft retreat £150 off!

We have had such a busy summer this year running courses and building the house it feels as if I had slightly forgotten to market our craft retreat..meaning we have a couple of spaces still to fill! It is a wonderful week, full of everything which helps me to feel good and relax- being outdoors, … 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…

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…