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Plant Dyeing

Suitable for all, join us for a week of creative fun with professional textile artist Ann Ross.

Ann will lead you through the process of plant dyeing using native Scottish plants to create a collection of yarns and fibres in an array of colour. Watch on in wonder as the plant dyes produce an amazing diversity of rich and complex colours as well as unexpected results. Ann will then teach you how to incorporate your results into a selection of techniques including tapestry weaving.

At the end of the week, you will leave with a selection of dyed yarns and fibres which you can take home to incorporate into your own craft projects and cherish for years to come.

Dates 2023

All of our holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.
The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.

June 18th to 23rd 2023
September 3rd to 8th 2023

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

Payment, Terms & Conditions
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 3 months prior to arrival. For art, craft & activity holidays booked within 3 months of course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking. Art, craft & activity holidays are subject to availability and subject to change.

Check in is from 4pm where you will receive a warm welcome from our team.
Once you are unpacked and settled, we invite you to enjoy some tea or coffee and home baking in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.
If you have never been on a holiday like this before, we understand how anxious you may be. That’s why, come 6pm, everyone will gather in the lounge for the Welcome Talk and Meet & Greet, giving you the chance to meet both your fellow guests and your tutor before the start of the course on Monday. Your tutor will talk you through what to expect from the week, discuss what you would like to achieve during your stay, and answer any questions you may have. 
From there, dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Monday to Thursday
Throughout the week, tuition runs from 10am to 4pm with regular breaks for tea and coffee so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you’ve been up to so far.
All your meals are served in the dining room.
Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

Check out by 10am

What’s Included

  • 4 days of specialist tuition from Ann Ross
  • All materials required for the course
  • Full board catering
  • 5-nights accommodation
  • Complimentary transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

All materials and equipment for your course will be provided by your tutor.

Due to the nature of the course and the materials used we encourage all participants to wear ‘old’ clothes and/or an apron in the knowledge that they will be susceptible to dyeing. 

Tutor Ann Ross

Your tutor is Ann Ross, a professional textile artist based in central Scotland. Ann resides in an area of natural beauty with views extending towards The Trossachs which continually captures her imagination and is the source of much of the inspiration for her work. Following a career in teaching, Ann trained in Textiles and now tutors adult groups in a variety of textile techniques at numerous venues throughout Scotland. Ann also researches and experiments with Scottish Dye Plants. She extracts the dye to achieve the very colours of the Scottish landscape from which the plants came, before further developing these yarns in a number of textile techniques including tapestry weaving. As a member of the International Feltmakers Association for 24 years, Ann has exhibited in numerous galleries and has been an award winner and judge at the Royal Highland Show Edinburgh. 

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