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. 


  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          

Les is a professional gardener, trained 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.


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.

   Contributed to studies and reports on 
Environmental issues.