Working with Nature - BIOGRAPHIES
CROFT7 - Working with Nature


  Sheila Bates      Textile Artist
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Working with Natural fibres, natural        dyes reflecting the Scottish Highland Environment.


   Commissions in private collections
        

     Innovative  designs      Cafetiers,                    

     Florries  sheep fleece felted rugs. 





















  


 




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





  Les Bates

   Writer      Photographer     Naturalist     Gardener
              


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.





    Community Orchard designed and Planted by Les in  
    Beauly,  Inverness-shire.



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.