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 flocking to her demo’s which were totally oversubscribed, mostly because passers by could see the quality of Fi’s work. Fi produces stunning sculptural pieces from fleece. She is one of the UK’s leading needle felters and last year she released a beautiful how to book on needle felting, a step by step guide, with stunning photos of her work. After spending the weekend together I asked Fi to come and run part of one of our weeks. As Fi used to live in Scotland she jumped at the chance. Last year our Fleece to Needle felt week, was a great success.

The wonderful thing about spending a whole week immersed in wool craft, means you can take your time, there is no need to hurry and you can treat the whole week as a craft retreat.

We look after all our guests, providing beautiful comfortable accommodation, home cooking and all the materials you might need!
Enjoy meeting our Shetland sheep, learning about fleece, washing and carding and then picking dye plants ready to make botanical dyes. Dye fleece a rainbow of colours and use this fleece to create sculptural pieces. Fi is well known for her beautiful, birds, hares, cows, hedgehogs, mice, she even made a life like fox. We are going to spend some time enjoying the landscapes around here, studying some of the wildlife and the domestic animals we find on local crofts..Highland cows, sheep, pine martins, red squirrels and birds.

What makes our course special is our use of naturally dyed fleece, to create our sculptures, making our animals and birds more life like and realistic. The colours never clash but blend beautifully -the exact shade can be created by carding fleece and mixing colours.

There is no need for an experiences, as Fi will guide everyone through step by step. Needle felting is wonderfully relaxing and easy to master, and once learnt cane be done anywhere, with very little preparation.

If you feel like Escaping, learning something new in a beautiful place, come and join us in the Highlands of Scotland. Relax and unwind and enjoy our craft retreat.

Special Offer £75 off! We have a couple of spaces left on May craft holiday.
If you want to find out more please have a look at our main website on our craft pages..Fleece to Needle Felt week. May 29th-26th 2018

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