How to hand wash fleece

Finally I have managed to put it on our site! Washing/Scouring fleeces Washing a fleece removes lanolin, which will impede the dyeing process if it is not washed out, as the natural grease of the fleece will act as a barrier to the dye. Some spinners like spinning in the grease and leave the fleece … read more…

Craft for relaxation!

I have always found focusing on art and craft has been a brilliant way for me to unwind, concentrating on a project relaxes me and helps me to de-stress; it doesn’t really matter what it is..carding fleece, washing fleece, spinning, wet felting, needle felting or sewing, they all clear my mind. Some of them because … read more…

Learn to hand-spin (£150 off per person)

Calling all crafters with an interest in learning to hand-spin….We have a couple of places left on our dye to hand spin course left and we are currently offering £150 off per person. It will be a wonderful craft holiday, with time to relax, be creative and learn or improve on a skill. We are … 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…

Craft holidays -Special April Offer!

Special Offer £50 off one of our week long retreats before the end of April 2016. Join us on our Fleece to Felt week (May 21st-28th), our new Dye to Hand Spin week or our Craft Retreat and get £50 off. Unique craft holidays and courses in the Scottish Highlands! Come to the Highlands of Scotland … 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…

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…

Wild Rose News & Offers

  Spring Newsletter Finally spring is here -then it’s gone and now it’s back again! We have had beautiful sunshine through to snow over the last few weeks, but back to sunshine now, so let’s hope it lasts for the sake of our seedlings! Everything seems to be late this year, the nettles are just … read more…