2 independent reviews for Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing

Reviews for Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing

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review 13 Nov 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The whole weekend was memorable, Rosie is a very patient and wonderful teacher. We learned lots of informations about natural dyeing, we dyed fleece using different methods with amazing results! Rosie showed us her home and her lovely family, and it was a very warm atmosphere. As a non native english speaker, the explanations were easy to follow, and I did dye at home after the weekend!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bring old clothes! We went in the forest to look for plants!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The weekend deals with old craftsmanship, and the vacation company is part of a beautiful landscape.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I was very happy to discover Scotland and dyeing! It's a five stars week end for sure!

review 17 Jun 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The location was superb with amazing views overlooking the glen. We learned fascinating traditional skills, collecting lichens and bracken fronds from the woods and making up a wide range of natural dyes, using open wood fires. We dyed fleeces and fabric, mixing our colours, which were astonishingly vibrant and ready to take on to the next step for spinning or felting. Rosie and her family were very welcoming and gave us wonderful outdoor lunches.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bring sensible outdoor clothing and boots - Scottish weather is always changing. the midges were not a bother - honest! Take time to explore the surrounding glens when in the area.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The lifestyle of the workshop facilitator was mindful of self-sufficiency and environmental impact, living 'off-grid', composting toilet and natural spring water on site. Our lunches were either home grown or locally sourced. nearby accommodation providers supported the local economy.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A wonderful, inspiring experience in a beautiful part of our country.

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