This 2 day workshop focuses on natural dyeing using a range of sustainable materials found in Loch Ness woodlands. Suitable for all levels of experience from beginners to those familiar with yarn dyeing. We start each day by creating our own natural dye using locally sourced ingredients.  The workshop offers a unique opportunity to forage for dye materials in either SSSI, ancient woodland or new woodland near Loch Ness, followed by a visit to a local cafe for lunch. We then return to site to learn more about preparing the materials and recap on methods used in the morning.


Lunch is provided, please make the organiser aware of any special dietary requirements when booking.


Optional Extra

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 



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/5 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 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.



Two Day Course - Sustainable Natural Dyeing


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