This 2 day workshop focuses on stimulating your creativity and soothing the soul, by exploring natural dyeing using a range of sustainable materials found in Loch Ness woodlands.
Each day you will create colourful natural dye using locally sourced ingredients and work with my own brand of locally sourced yarn. We will spend time exploring the local ancient woodlands to forage for dye materials and complete regenerative tasks such as tree planting. This workshop will nourish the body and mind with wholesome fresh food from the local cafe. There will also be time to relax and enjoy the beautiful Highland setting with journalling and guided meditation to nuture your creative spirit.
Lunch is provided, please make the organiser aware of any special dietary requirements when booking.
Extend your visit with a visit to a local farm to learn more about our locally sourced yarn process. Or request a bespoke yarn shopping tour to visit some of the hidden yarn gems of the Highlands.
For prices and availability email firstname.lastname@example.org
Accomodation is NOT provided, please contact Visit Scotland for any assistance with finding accomodation.
Workshop start time can be adjusted to allow for travel using public transport from Inverness and surrounding areas.
This course is run entirely outside no matter what the weather, so please dress appropriately for a Scottish summer and foraging in woodlands.
You will leave this workshop with at least 100g/3 mini skeins of naturally dyed yarn. Vegan yarn (cotton, linen, hemp) is available if requested in advance.
Pay What You Can pricing is available on this course. If you are experiencing financial hardship and would like to exchange some volunteer time for a discount on this course please contact me at email@example.com to discuss this further.
To help inform this discussion here are some more details of the time and work that goes into offering these courses.
- Ongoing relationships with course partners local cafes and woodland owners and managers
- Volunteer time, long term woodland management and regeneration plan
- Preparing course materials
- Health and Safety risk assessments
- Teaching the course
- Tidying up after the course
- Continuing professional development ie invasive species updates
- Email communications and behind the scenes updates
- Other business development activities, ie locally sourced Loch Ness Yarn, pattern designing and yarn dyeing.
If you would like to make an open contribution to my work please consider donating to my Go Fund Me Sustainable Off Grid project to set up solar and water systems for my business.