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2 Day Felting Course with Naturally Dyed Fleece, Wild Rose Escapes, Highlands, Scotland

2 Day Felting Course with Naturally Dyed Fleece, Wild Rose Escapes, Highlands, Scotland

Course Provider: Wild Rose Escapes

Contact Name: Rosie Hazleton

Telephone: 01456 415454

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Address:
Wild Rose Escapes
Higher Crochail
Cannich, Beauly
Inverness-shire
Highlands
IV47NE

Course Length: 2 days

Price: £150

5 star rating, 3 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Saturday 21st October 2017

Description:

Come and learn about fleece and felt something beautiful. We mostly use local Shetland fleece, which we have sorted and naturally dyed using local and ancient imported plant materials. On our weekend courses you can choose to make one large item, such as a a wall hanging or a Mongolian style floor mat, or perhaps you prefer to make a smaller item such as bags, purses or brooches. We teach wet felting techniques; hand felting, rolling and throwing. I spent some time in Mongolia, learning ancient techniques of felt-making over there. You can then finish it off by needle felting in any details you would like. Whichever, techniques you prefer they are all great fun and produce wonderful results! All our courses are based in the barn at Crochail woods, which is 100 acres of managed woodland in Strathglass on the edge of Cannich not far from Glen Affric in the Highlands of Scotland.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included in the weekend, we also provide a delicious homemade lunch. Inverness can be easily reached by train, bus or plane and there are connecting buses on to Cannich. We are happy to pick guests up from their accommodation if they are travelling by public transport. If you would like to join us for the weekend, there is an excellent campsite down the road which has camping pods and plenty or space, as well as a list of recommended B&B's on our website. Our neighbors also have a yurt in the woods which guests can stay in.


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I would certainly recommend this course. It was very enjoyable and Rosie enabled everyone to progress and learn new skills regardless of their ability at the start. Lovely lunch was provided as well.

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I had never felted before and impulsively booked the 2 day felting course after seeing a tweet enthusing about another course at Wild Rose Escapes.
Rosie's greeting was warm and welcoming and the small group was relaxed and friendly. Rosie gave us many ideas for felting projects but was led by our individual interests. Her teaching manner is detailed but relaxed and once I had started it never crossed my mind that I was a complete novice such was Rosie's encouragement! Using the naturally dyed wool was a joy.
The weekend gave me skills, confidence and such pleasure. My wall hanging makes me smile and the winter evenings ahead will be very productive this year. I plan to return for another course next year. Thank you!

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My friend and I went up for a weekend to the beautiful Highlands to take Wild Rose Escapes' 2 Day Felting course. Rosie is a fabulous host and teacher. We enjoyed learning about felting and the process of both wet felting and needle felting. The course is kept small so we have space to create! Every person on the course can choose what they would like to make and Rosie taught us and helped us along the way. We are so happy with our finished products and are looking forward to trying more felting projects on our own. Last year we attended the Natural Dyeing Course and loved that as well! Thanks Rosie!!!

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