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…

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…

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…

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…

Wild Rose News & Course Dates

Wild Rose News & Course Dates It feels as if the Spring is creeping up on us slowly, even though this morning it was still -5 degrees. We did see the first Primroses and we have even started having the occasional lunch outside, a sure sign! We have had a busy old winter…After our courses … 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…

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…

New… Natural dyeing & spinning course

The summer is now officially over, we had our first real frost the other night and our outdoor courses have come to an end until Spring 2016. We have been busy planning holidays and courses for next year. We are currently planning a new course for 2016..our Dye to Spin week. A wonderful week full … read more…

May Relaxation Retreat

Special offer Spring Relaxation Retreat!  In May we are running our first Relaxation week of the year. This will be our sixth year running our retreats and holidays in the Highlands of Scotland. I can’t believe all that time has passed… and yet at the same time so much has changed since we first started … read more…