October Workshop (Saturday 29th) Over-dyeing coloured fleece

Many of our Scottish breeds have more than one colour in them and it often comes as a surprise that it is possible not only to dye but to create a myriad of tones and shades by using a darker fibre to begin with. These pieces of fieldwork are by Jennifer Alexander  showing the beautiful colour … Continued

Sharing Skills at the Station

What a joyful day this Aprils weave share was. Glorious sunshine helped but it was the pleasure of sharing skills that brought such happiness to the station . We had some new visitors to the share day and a surprising drop in from a delightful American couple who called in after seeing the station featured … Continued

The boys are home !

Argyll is a very beautiful place. It has been a very wet summer and the grass has grown along with the weeds but it has made the growth lush for all the creatures that live here. Superb for natural plant dyeing that we have been doing lots of this past month. Dhuey the orphan lamb … Continued

Felted Fleeces the yearly gift of a washable rug from sheep

What a wonderful workshop weekend we had , working hard creating new life to smelly fleeces but mostly creating new friendships and sharing the joy that is so alive in Dalmally Railway Station. Having the orphan lamb have his breakfast on the platform to explain in a living model the parts of the fleece was … Continued

Full on in Fibre this July but what talent!

Holiday Workshop : These two young ladies are so talented , never having wet felted before they took the challenge of creating hand puppets in their chosen animal shapes . Would a two hour session be long enough? The idea was to get the puppet part done in felt and fulled to the size needed … Continued

Weave Share Day April Monday ( yes a Monday this month )27th

This months Weave Share day will be from 11am -4pm  Monday 27th – We had several new faces last month that we hope will join us again. This is an open group for anyone interested in textile skills…it is about sharing a range of skills in not just weaving but spinning and any textile project … Continued

Easter Weekend 2015 at Dalmally Railway Station

We will be open on good Friday, Easter Saturday , Easter Sunday and bank holiday Monday – from 10am – 5pm. Great news our pop up cafe will be providing refreshments over the weekend and there will be some exciting hands on demos on felt making and creating interesting designs with Sizzix cutters. Demonstrations will … Continued

Stand D02 The Stitching, Sewing and Quilting Show , SECC 5th-8th March

The International Feltmakers Association will be on stand D02 this year. Last years event was amazing,-many felters from around the country came to see our demonstrations and seek advice on woolly matters. This years theme is Naturally Native and felted fleeces will feature some of Scotland wonderful breeds of sheep. Demonstration of various felt making … Continued

Weave Share Day Thursday 12th February

  From 11am – 4pm we will indulge in all forms of woolliness . Not just weaving  but  spinning , wool preparation and a  whole range of skills to be shared. Drop in and see what is happening or come for the day and bring some food to share. phone or email Liz if you … Continued

Half Day Winter Workshops from 20th January Tuesday mornings 10am-1pm

Our half day workshops were really popular so we have decided to repeat them on Tuesday mornings. Six weeks of fun and creative investigation covering felting, weaving, card making, recycling, needle felting and paper making techniques. Dip into one or two or book all six and save £20: £25 each session or £130 for all … Continued