Course Provider: Wild Rose Escapes
Contact Name: Rosie Hazleton
Telephone: 01456 415454
Wild Rose Escapes
Course Length: 8 days
5 star rating, 6 reviewers.
Special Offer! £100 off per person..Come and join us for a week (or a shorter 4 night retreat) of traditional craft, gentle walks and optional morning yoga - a truly relaxing week for creative people who would like a bit of the outdoors. Over the week participants can have a go at natural dyeing outdoors in the woods. Foraging for dye plants, making botanical dyes from what they have foraged and learning about ancient imported dyes. Guests will dye local fleece as well as fleece from our own small flock of Shetland sheep. After a day of natural dyeing, we will take a day exploring Glen Affric, finding inspiration for the following days felting workshop.
Spend the next day felting with the fleece which was dyed on the first day. Make a beautiful felted wall hanging inspired by the stunning landscapes of Glen Affric. The following day guests can walk in the woods above Loch Ness, with wonderful views of the world famous Loch. Visit a local potter on the way home.
Our last craft day will be spent eco-printing, using flowers and leaves we have collected on our walks to print on cotton and silk, creating patterns and colours from extracted botanical dyes. Go home with an original and unique silk scarf.
The retreat will also include a hand-spinning evening, a needle felting workshop and optional morning yoga with Joanie for those who fancy a little stretching before breakfast!
We run the week at a relaxed pace, provide healthy home cooking and lovely spacious accommodation at the Old stables - where you can simply step out the front door and walk in any direction onto foot paths.
What's included in the price?
Once we pick our guests up from Inverness everything is included in the price; transfers, accommodation, all meals (we can cater for any dietary needs), workshops and materials.
Guests go home with a dye book of samples, a felted wall hanging, an eco- printed silk scarf and needle felted creations.
Inverness can be easily reached by plane (Easyjet, Flybe) or train.
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