The workshop will run from 9.00 am until 2.00 pm
Breakfast and lunch are communal, dinner will be available for those who wish it
(The food is sourced locally, whenever possible and emphasis is placed on using organic products)
The afternoons can be spent walking in the hills, visiting places of natural beauty and interest or simply relaxing by the pool
A visit to a local sheep farmer can be arranged for those who are interested
Day 1
Meeting the other spinners Overview of the 4 day workshop Local information
Choosing the correct wool for the project Learning the different methods of preparing the wool for spinning Learning to spin and ply
Day 2
Spinning the wool Learning new techniques Preparing the spun wool for dyeing
Day 3
Dyeing the wool and alpaca, using a variety of natural sources. Some of these will be the familiar and trusted ones, such as madder, logwood and walnut and some may be new to you. Dyeing is always interesting as the water used, the amount of sun exposure to the plant and the soil in which it has grown, can all affect the results
Day 4
Practising the learnt craft and exploring the many exciting ways of using spun and unspun wool for future projects, including the basics of working with the peg-loom and developing new techniques with knitting