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…

Autumn Felting

We have now run our last craft course of 2017, we ended with a felting weekend last week. We had a lovely group who made some stunning pieces. Everyone chose to make large wall hangings -some as big as 1 metre x 60 cm’s, quite an undertaking! We finished them all off with a little … read more…

Autumnal Craft Retreat Special Offer!

Wild Rose Craft Retreat! Retreat Special Offer £100 off. A relaxing craft holiday in the Highlands of Scotland. We have a few spaces left if you would like to join us at the end of September (Sept 30th-Oct 7th). Join us for the full week or if you would prefer a shorter retreat just 4 … read more…

Our New 5 Day Craft Retreat!

This August we are putting on a new course, our 5 day natural dyeing and hand spinning retreat. Natural Dyeing with botanical dyes Participants can spend 2 days in the woods natural dyeing with botanical dyes. We will forage for dye plants and make dyes outside over fires the traditional way. Over two days we … read more…

Botantical Dyes

I have been on my travels over the Easter holidays and I found myself up in beautiful Durness, which is famous for its stunning beaches, including one of my favorites – Balnakiel, as well as it’s craft village. The craft village is the perfect respite from windy or wet weather as it has cafes and … read more…

April’s Felting Workshop

There are a few places left on next Saturdays’s and Sunday’s felting course; April 22nd-23rd. Come and join us for a lovely weekend of craft. We use our own naturally dyed fleece on our courses, which give beautiful shades of natural colour. Enjoy making a stunning wall hanging inspired by the landscapes around you, as … read more…

Willow Weaving

Tonight I have been making simple willow circles to take into my daughter’s school tomorrow, so they can have a go at willow weaving. We thought we might try and make simple platters with them. The school has cut green willow which we are going to use for the weaving, but I made the circles … 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…