Natural Dyeing & Felting Course in May

Special Offer £75 off! In May we are lucky enough to have Fi Oberon come and work with us. I met Fi a few years ago at the Country Living Show in London, we worked next to each other, I was demonstrating wet felting and she was demonstrating needle felting. She had crowds of people … read more…

A talk on the History of Natural Dyeing

I just got back from Glasgow where I spent the weekend with the West of Scotland Guild of Spinners, Dyers and Weavers. The guild meet once a month in Milngavie and I was asked to come and give a talk and run a felting workshop well in advance. Infact Jill from the Guild had asked … 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…

Natural Dyeing & Needle Felting Course, Highlands, Scotland

We are so please to be welcoming Fi Oberon back again this year. Last year Fi Joined us for the first time, which was a great success. We spent the first half of the week learning about fleeces, sorting, washing and carding them. We went foraging in the woods for dye plants, including, Bracken fronds, … 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…

Last minute craft holiday!

Special Offer -£200 off We have one place left on our craft retreat starting this Saturday (May 20th-27th). The week concentrates on wool crafts and includes; a shearing demonstration, foraging for natural dye plants, dyeing fleece, wet felting, spinning and needle felting. The last two days will be spent with Fi Oberon who is a … 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…

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…

Thora’s Felted Picture

Today my 4 year old daughter Thora, made a beautiful felted picture for her granny’s birthday. She used Shetland white fleece for the base and then some naturally dyed Shetland fleece for the picture. Pinks, blues, purples and shades of yellow. She went to town with the wet felting, she even got on the table … read more…