Working with Nature - BIOGRAPHIES
CROFT7 - Working with Nature



                        Sheila Bates   

                           Textile Artist
   



Working with Natural fibres, natural        dyes reflecting the Scottish Highland Environment.

Wall Hangings created to your specifications.

Commissions in private collections
        

 Innovative  designs  
 
 Florries    sheep fleece felted  rugs. 

 Cafetiers                    



  Sheila has led many natural  dye and felt making  work  shops.

 Spun to order creating yarn many different natural fibres.

 


 Using a natural colour pallete..............





  Les Bates

   Gardener  Writer   Photographer   Naturalist        
              


Les is a professional gardener, trained and qualified in  Forestry and
Applied Environmental Science. 
 
Works at practical design , application and implementation
 of works.
Also in written & photographic presentation of subject matter. 

Has been a Director of and assisted a number of Environmental organisations in Scotland.

Living and working in the 
Scottish Highlands permanently since 1978.

With examples of his work in many locations,  woodlands , estates , community projects, schools and in private gardens.



BEAULY GARDEN.pdf (PDF — 2 MB)





Les has planned and organised a number of  successful Seminars and workshops on 
 Environmental subjects throughout Scotland under Contract to Community groups and NGO`S.
Please do get in touch if this is a service you could use. 


 Leading a woodland management
 for non-timber forest products 
field  excursion.