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…

Needle Felting Kits

Wild Rose Makes We have just finished, washing, dyeing and drying the wool for our new needle felting kits. They will contain our own naturally dyed wool, Shetland, Hebridian, Cheviot fleece, two felting needles, a sponge and instructions. We are starting off with Blue-tit and Robin kits. The kits contain everything needed to make a … read more…

Natural Dyeing weekend

Today was day one of our June Natural Dyeing course. We seemed to have every sort of weather, but we kept the fires going and foraged for dye plants including, Bracken, Broom flowers and tree lichen. We managed to chop, sort, mix and make 4 lovely dyes, but will end up with about eight different … read more…