Crafts know no boundaries, language of wool

What a busy time Heartfelt Studio has had over this last month.

Behind the scenes there is much development of new ideas and new skills.

This month three new artists made their début at Heartfelt Studio.
Through networking with international groups we shared a wonderful event here at Dalmally Railway Station.

For two whole days 28 Slovak and Icelandic students worked with native wools and woven tartans to learn techniques such as wool preparation,  natural dying using native plants, nuno felting with recycled blankets and creating modern designs for sustainable small scale rural business.

Everyone had an opportunity to try all of the workshops and created a keepsake of their visit. A tall remit with a big cross range of skills and ages.

Ann Ross, Gina Lawson , Lesley Convery and myself rose to the challenge and provided fun in a great learning environment. The attentive Graham saw to the refreshment needs and any difficulties that arose.

The platform at Dalmally Station rang out with laughter and sharing and we all had a delightful two days.

We learned much too as some very talented men and women shared their speciality in a variety of crafts.

You can see what the BOTH and ARCH participants got up to in the rest of their visit to Scotland here.

Arch Network is a Scottish Non Government Organisation promoting learning and development in natural and cultural heritage between Scotland and other European countries.