Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Prossimo corso di filatura in Italia

Il corso sottoscritto
È stato CANCELLATO dall'organizzatrice

DATE PER CORSI IN UK qui:
http://perfectweatherforspinningandknitting.blogspot.co.uk/p/workshops-in-scotland-2015.html


Sono emozionata!!

Abbiamo confirmata le date per il mio prossimo corso di filatura in Italia

21 & 22 Novembre 2015

presso Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, poco distante di Radda in Chianti

Luogo incantevole, immerso nella natura Toscana - devi vedere le immagine sul sito www.chianticashmere.com

inoltre di imperare la filatura della lana, avremmo la possibilita' di vedere la produzione di una delle fibre piu' deluxe del mondo, il cachemire, forse anche di toccare le capre chi lo producono....

  
Sia un corso base, adatti ai principianti e persone con poco esperienza della filatura manuale

Programma del corso
Sabato mattina(3 ore): Le fibre e la preparazione. Tipi e caratteristiche della lana e delle altre fibre. Il velo sucido, come dividerlo secondo la qualita, istruzioni per quando e come lavarlo (o non), la cardatura e la pettinatura a mano - i motivi per metodi diversi di preparazione. Come preparare altre fibre, esempio la seta.

Pausa pranzo

Sabato pomeriggio(3 ore): La filatura col fuso - base importante anche per chi volgono filare col filatoio. Filati 'singoli', come e perche' doppiare i filati. Come fare le matasse e 'finire' il filato.

Domenica (6 ore + pausa pranzo): Il filatoio. Modelli dei filatoi, come sceglere, le parte, come mantenere il filatoio. La filatura col filatoio - filati singoli, la doppiatura - creazione di una matassa di filato a due capi.

(Per chi preferiscono continuare col fuso,  - esercizia di piu' col fuso,) come mescolare fibre per creare filati fantasie.
Per iscrizioni, o per maggior dettagli del sede, prezzi ecc. rivolgervi a info@chianticashmere.com

Avro' anche' la possibilita' di organnizzare una spedizione al'ingrosso di attrezzatura di filatura (gamma Ashford) prima del corso, vendesi a prezzi scontati e senza spese normale di spedizione, ma devo avere le ordine (e il pagamento, effetuato per PayPal) almeno una mesa in anticipo - prima del 20 Settembre. I dettagli e i prezzi si trovano sotto il tab 'Attrezzatura' (sopra). Per fare ordine, contatte Deborah.gray7@btinternet.com

Rimanete aggiornati con Facebook:CHIANTI CASHMERE GOAT FARM
 

Monday, 17 August 2015

New workshop dates Autumn 15 - Spring 16


Spinning, knitting and dyeing Workshops

Autumn 2015 – Spring 2016
(Please note November workshop in Radda in Chianti has been cancelled by the host)

For updates and further details find me on Facebook and keep an eye out here

 Materials and equipment for use in the workshops are included except where noted otherwise. Additional materials may be available to purchase.

To book, e-mail Deborah.gray7@btinternet.com or call 07776092903

29th Sept
Lerwick
Shetland
Colours of Shetland: Blending fibres for spinning or felt 3hrs £40
Inspired by the Shetland landscape we will create our own collections of subtle shades of blended wool fibre ready to spin
30th Sept Lerwick
Shetland
Knitting Socks: two-at-a-time and toe-up 3 hrs £30 + materials*
Knit perfectly matching socks that fit and never experience second-sock syndrome again – customisable - Fair Isle optional
2nd Oct
Lerwick
Shetland
Drop spindle spinning for beginners  3 hours £40
 learn to spin the easy way before venturing onto a wheel. We will use Jamieson & Smith’s combed Shetland wool tops
17 Oct
Oban
Drop spindle spinning for beginners  3 hours £40
 learn to spin the easy way before venturing onto a wheel. We will use carded wool fleece and combed wool tops
25th Oct
Auchterarder
(am) Fleece sorting and Fibre Preparation 3 hours £40
The essential basics for preparing fibres for spinning
(pm) Drop spindle spinning for beginners  3 hours £40
 learn to spin the easy way before venturing onto a wheel. We will use carded wool fleece and combed wool tops
Save £10 if you book both - a great day for beginners!
1 Nov
Auchterarder
10 a.m. Solar Dyeing;  3 hours £35
An eco-friendly way to use natural dyes on fibre, yarn or fabric 
1 Nov
Auchterarder
2pm Gossamer Felt Scarf; 3 hours £30
Create a scarf so soft and light it is hard to believe it is felt!
8 Nov
Oban
Knitting Socks: two-at-a-time and toe-up 3 hrs £30 + materials*
Knit perfectly matching socks that fit and never experience second-sock syndrome again – customisable -Fair Isle optional
15 Nov
Auchterarder
Purposeful spinning  6 hours, £70 not suitable for beginners
Learn to design and spin the yarn you need for any project
21 & 22 Nov
Tuscany
Beginners’ spinning weekend on an idyllic Cashmere Goat Farm in Chianti, Italy.
6 Dec
Oban
Fair Isle knitting 3 hours: £20 plus materials*
 Learn some new tricks for easier and better results with this traditional technique. Selection of kits may be available.
13 Dec
Auchterarder
Folded book Origami  3 hours £30
Upcycle an unwanted hardback book by folding a design or a word into the pages to make an unusual decorative piece
17 Jan 2016
Auchterarder
Spinning Art Yarns   6 hours, £75 not suitable for beginners
Combine colour, texture and technique to create unique yarns
24 Jan
Oban
Spinning with a spinning wheel  6 hours £75
A good follow-on workshop from the Drop Spindle Spinning class, also suitable for beginners and improvers
31 Jan
Auchterarder
Spinning Silk   3 hours, £45 not suitable for beginners
Immerse yourself in luxury! Learn to prepare and spin different forms of pure silk, and create luxurious blends with other fibres
7 Feb
Oban
Playing with Colour   3 hours, £40
Different techniques for blending fibres for spinning/felt
21 Feb
Oban
Folded book Origami  3 hours £30
Upcycle an unwanted hardback book by folding a design or a word into the pages to make an unusual decorative piece
28 Feb
Auchterarder
Playing with Colour   3 hours, £40
Different techniques for blending fibres for spinning/felt
6 March
Oban
Spinning Silk   3 hours, £45 not suitable for beginners
Immerse yourself in luxury! Learn to prepare and spin different forms of pure silk, and create luxurious blends with other fibres
20 March
Oban
Spinning multi-coloured fibres (braids and batts) 6 hours £55
Get the results you want from delicious multi-coloured fibres
Price does not include materials – available to purchase*
27 March
Auchterarder
Spinning multi-coloured fibres (braids and batts) 6 hours £55
Get the results you want from delicious multi-coloured fibres
Price does not include materials – available to purchase*



Places must be booked in advance – please e-mail deborah.gray7@btinternet.com


A  deposit of one third of the workshop fee will be requested to secure your booking. This can be paid in person or by PayPal. The deposit is non-refundable if you cancel, but would be refunded in full in the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled by me.

The balance is payable in cash on the day of the workshop.


*Where materials are not included in the price of the workshop (indicated by *)

they will be available to purchase, or you may bring your own. Please ask for details of what to bring.


For knitting workshops you are expected to provide your own knitting needles – please ask for details of sizes etc.


Auchterarder workshops will be held at either 206 or 204 High Street – the venue will be confirmed shortly before the workshop.

Oban workshops will be held at 22A Alexandra Place, The Esplanade, Oban.

Both venues are fully accessible.


Individual tuition can also be arranged – please contact me for details.