Blog and News

Nettle Soup recipe

Nettle soup is one of my favourite spring recipes, it feels like a real tonic at the beginning of Spring. I’m always checking our nettle patch until they are just big enough for the first batch. Nettles give us so much, amazing they are often thought of as a pest..I can dye using them, cord … read more…

My healthy little pancakes

Pancakes

I have always loved making pancakes as they are such an easy thing to put together if you have run out of breakfast or teatime treats. My pancakes/drop scones are bursting fully of lovely bits and bobs I chuck in from my larder, this always changes depending what I have when I make them. I … read more…

Lemon, almond & poppy seed cake

Lemon drizzle cake

This weekend I would be running our first course of the year, but sadly like most people all over the world the coronavirus has meant I won’t be. Over the years guests on our holidays and retreats have always asked for certain recipes and now finally I have a bit of time to write some … read more…

Making do and mend during the Coronavirus..

Make do and Mend

A few years ago we put together a make do and mend exhibition at the Royal Highland Show- over 4 days we ran workshops and talked about war time attitudes and needs to the wartime situation. We taught darning, knitting, mending, sewing and also had a raised bed with carrots, chard, spinach, kale, onions and … read more…

Teaching kids craft

Learning to knit

For over a year now we have been running an after school craft club at our local primary school. At first we were over run with children, but now it has settled down to two groups, one of 5-7 years old and the other 8-11 years. Over the last year we have tackled, hand-sewing, machine … read more…

Wild Rose Winter Newsletter & Craft Courses

Will ow heart- Wild Rose Escapes

Dear all, It’s that time of year again when I need to take stock, get stuck into my admin and get ready for 2020! We have had a very busy 2019, met lots of lovely people from far and wide, including Australia, America, Canada, Iceland and many more..it has been so much fun exchanging stories and meeting so … read more…

New Craft Courses for 2020

Ali spinning

I can never believe quite how fast a year can go by…we have had such a busy 2019, that we have suddenly rolled into 2020! We have all our usual craft courses and holidays for 2020, plus a few new ones – including our Fleece to Needle Felt a Picture with Karen Price, which we … read more…

New Craft Course!

Needle Felted Picture

Learn to needle felt a picture using naturally dyed fleece We are so excited to welcome Karen Price next year, who will be joining us in June 2020 on our new ‘Fleece to Needle Felt A Picture’ craft course! Karen is well known in Highland’s for her stunning needle felted works of art. Karen creates … read more…

Amazing last minute offer!

£250 off the last few places on our May Fleece to Felt craft holiday in the Scottish Highlands! We have two places left on our May craft holiday, perfect for either two to share or a solo traveller. Join us for a wonderfully relaxing week of wool based craft in the Highlands of Scotland. Learn … read more…