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…

Fi Oberon’s creations on our May Craft Retreat

These gorgeous badgers are only a few of the amazing creations Fi Oberon makes from fleece- she is one of Britain’s most renowned needle felters and she is a brilliant teacher..we are lucky enough to have her joining us for our May Fleece to Needle Felt week (May 25th-June 1st), where she will be spending … read more…

Felted Venus Figurines

It’s the time of year I start thinking about the craft courses we have running in 2019.  We have some of the old favourites and a few new additions.  I am particularly excited about Fi Oberon coming back in May to help with our Fleece to Felt week. May 25th-June 1st 2019. This year Fi … 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…

Crofting Crafts

Ele and I just got back from the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, where we have spent 4 days demonstrating Crofting Crafts in the rural skills marquee in the countryside arena at the Show. We worked alongside the Galgael Trust. This will be our third year demonstrating at the show. It was great fun but … read more…

Wild Rose News & Offers

Spring News & Special Offers The Ox-eye daisies are just opening and the voles just ate all my kale seedlings! Thora painstakingly transferred her tiny frogs from their tadpole tank into the pond -it’s defintely Spring, everything is growing. A bit of sunshine is just what we all needed. Our sheep have all lambed, although, … 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…

Cannich Yurt Holidays

Guests can now not only spend their days in the woods they can also sleep in the woods. Ele and Craig’s lovely cosy yurt is now tucked into the clearing, surrounded by woodland. Guests attending our weekend craft courses might choose to rent the yurt for their stay or you might just fancy coming along … read more…

Natural dyeing -using modifiers

We had a great weekend of dyeing, the sun shone and we made many beautiful colours, lovely to be dyeing outdoors again instead of in the barn. Now everything smells of wood smoke, especially me. We had a little experiment with our Alkaline modifiers, trying to work out which might be the most effective. We … read more…