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…

Felting with Naturally Dyed Fleece

I have spent the last week sorting through all my fleeces, unwashed, washed, carded and dyed. I managed to get rid of a lot of the old stuff, fleeces that were too old to use now, which felt brittle and dry when pulled. They are now lying on my compost heap, ready to mulch the … read more…

October Felting Course Special Offer!

We have a wet felting weekend running at the end of this month. Participants will get a chance to learn wet felting and needle felting techniques. We use our own as well as local fleece, which we naturally dye using plant dyes, this makes our courses quite special and unique as most felters use pre-dyed … read more…

Hand spinning

Hand spinning is such an ancient craft which has been going on in its many forms for thousands of years all over the world. Drop spindles are the most accessible way of learning to spin and there is archaeological evidence of hand-spun yarn as old as 20,000 years, which is remarkable to think it has … read more…

Wild Rose Escapes Spring newsletter

Wild Rose Escapes Spring Newsletter The Spring is finally here and things have started moving…The house is going up, the sheep have started lambing, our courses are starting and the Narcissi are in bloom. I would love to say we have had a restful winter, but infact it feels like we have hardly stopped.  After our … read more…