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…

Felting weekend course

We have had a great weekend felting in the barn. We used a mix of fleeces, but mostly Shetland and Blue-de maine all the colours were naturally dyed using plant dyes. We carded the fleece using hand-carders and a drum carder. Guests made large wall hangings; Kate’s below was an abstract design she plans to … read more…

Our new Dye to Spin Week!

We have started taking bookings for our new Dye to Spin week. We are so excited about this new week, as Bridie is going to be running the Spinning part of the week for us. Bridie has been running spinning classes in Ullapool for years and is a very experienced teacher. We run all our … read more…

Our craft in France

Press Release Craftswomen from Inverness-shire chosen to represent Scotland in France Two women from Strathglass have been working flat out to get ready for the Montbeliard Christmas market, in Eastern France. Each year, Montbeliard hosts a month-long Christmas market and invites craftsmen of a new country as ‘guests of honour’ to sell their wares and … read more…

New… Natural dyeing & spinning course

The summer is now officially over, we had our first real frost the other night and our outdoor courses have come to an end until Spring 2016. We have been busy planning holidays and courses for next year. We are currently planning a new course for 2016..our Dye to Spin week. A wonderful week full … read more…

Last Minute Offer on our Yoga Relaxation Retreat!

We have a couple of spaces left on our Spring Relaxation retreat.. if you are interested in joining us for a week of yoga, walking, craft, music, meditation, massage and more…get in touch. Offer £200 off per person or 2 for 1 (2 people for the price of one) May 2nd-9th 2015 Yoga Joanie teaches … read more…

May Relaxation Retreat

Special offer Spring Relaxation Retreat!  In May we are running our first Relaxation week of the year. This will be our sixth year running our retreats and holidays in the Highlands of Scotland. I can’t believe all that time has passed… and yet at the same time so much has changed since we first started … read more…

New Fleece to Felt week in August

New date for our Fleece to Felt weeks! Our July craft holiday is now full so we have an extra week in August (8th-15th). If you fancy learning something new and completely different a craft retreat in Highlands of Scotland might be just the thing…Shearing demos, foraging for dye plants, making natural dyes, sorting and … read more…

Natural Dyeing

We have just finished fencing part of the clearing in the woods and today we moved our Shetland sheep in. They were so happy to be on fresh pasture again and the lambs loved it. The clearing was full of wild flowers including our first Orchids and although there are lots of them all over … read more…

Natural Dyeing Courses

Spring is here -it is time to start natural dyeing! The Gorse flowers are now out in the Highlands and that is always a good sign, Gorse is always one of my first flower dyes of the year. Gorse makes a lovely creamy yellow dye. I also dye with barks and fir cones this time … read more…