2017 ….last years workshops -August 27th Sunday Making a start with felt making 10am- 4pm

A full day of fun.       This wonderful opportunity to get a total insight to this skill of felt making in a day of fibre indulgence. Working in a studio with inspirational materials of every sort as well as a huge range of finished creations, it is so easy to make wonderful things. … Continued

2017 last years workshop Textile Thursdays Workshops August 10th, 17th, 31st and September 7th- Mornings 10am-1pm

We have been very busy during these last few months but as promised here are a little series of morning workshops. Planned to fit in with the train schedule from Glasgow and from Oban to arrive on time to start at 10 and finish on time to catch the 12.50 train to Glasgow or Oban…perfect … Continued

Botanical printing workshops by Heartfelt Studio 2017

What a year for learning . With a range of workshops up and around Scotland , the desire to learn this wonderful skill of Botanical imprinting – sometimes called Eco Printing, has shown to be very popular. People are keen to reconnect with the natural world around them. With the new Airbnb facilities here at … Continued

The Knitting and Stitching show Edinburgh

What a great 5 days we had at Edinburgh’s Knitting and Stitching Show . Well run and professional in layout , a whole array of delightful treasure suppliers from up and down the country . As everyone knows with textiles , touch is a very important .   The foxgloves steal the show – fairies … Continued

Botanical printing workshop Strontian May 15th – 17th

I visited Kate this week to look at the layout for the eagerly awaited Imprint – Botanical printing workshop. It is only a month now and there are many of the preparations already made for hosting and tutoring this unique event. Once again I was struck by the sheer peaceful beauty of both the Ariundle … Continued

The knitting and Stitching Show Edinburgh Stand E46

Felt making and Botanical imprint dyeing taster sessions . What a lovely way to learn if you would like to invest time and materials on a new skill. Mini workshops at the Knitting and Stitching show are coming up soon . Heartfelt also has stand with a wide range of goods for sale from ‘royal’ … Continued

Weaving wisdom with Sarah Sumsion and a memorable visit

Having visited Sarah during Cowal Open Studio event , I was bowled over by her work and professionalism . From the inspirational design books to the delicate finely woven silk work. Her designs are often a merging of Argyll landscape and hot Indian summer woven in the beautiful setting of her Studio. I suggested our … Continued

May Imprint dyeing workshop (eco dyeing) Ardnamurchan 2017

Imprints of Scotland Eco dyeing residential 3 day workshop at the The Ariundle Centre in Strontian : May 15, 16 and 17 2017[metaslider id=3405] The course fee of £550 includes 5 nights accommodation (including overnight on May 14th and May 18th), 3 full days of Tuition, materials and equipment, as well as all meals and … Continued

Dalmally Share Days Spinning and Weaving 2016-2017

Dalmally Share Days  Dalmally Railway Station has a community based fibre share day We are now in our 3rd year and have recently planned two weekly days to come together and share skills of spinning or weaving. We don’t have a membership charge but we bring food and skills to share. These are the dates … Continued

Felted Fleeces

Felting a full fleece freshly shorn from the sheep is an excellent way of making a stunning rug from wool. In Argyll there are many hardy sheep breeds of small sturdy animals which are well adapted to the windy and wet climate. There wool made not always be super soft but we can always say … Continued