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corso d'arte

Spin wool with local archaeologist

corso d'arte

Spin wool with local archaeologist

Durata
3.5 ore
Dimensioni del gruppo
Fino a 2 persone
Include
Attrezzatura
Offerta in
Inglese
corso d'arte

Spin wool with local archaeologist

corso d'arte

Spin wool with local archaeologist

Durata
3.5 ore
Dimensioni del gruppo
Fino a 2 persone
Include
Attrezzatura
Offerta in
Inglese

Cosa farete

Learn how to select and handle animal and breed-specific fleeces, such as soft fleeces from Shetland sheep in the northern islands of Scotland, or exquisite Angora rabbit fluff. From this, we will progress onto getting to grips with the ancient craft of spinning using a drop spindle, the earliest of which are found in the Neolithic period (4000 BC) in our local area of the Chilterns. Once you have become familiar with adding twist to fibre, we will move a few thousand years into the Middle Ages and get you going on my own historic replica of a traditional English spinning wheel! You will complete two bobbins of spun fibre which we will ply together (to create a yarn that you can knit, crochet, weave etc.), using the wheel. Then you will learn how to operate a traditional wooden Shaker "swift" to turn your wool into a skein, and if needed, I can show you how to transform this into a ball of yearn, ready to use on your next project. We will have time for a couple of tea and home-made cake breaks, and you are more than welcome to browse around my studio or library. Or, if the weather permits, a short stroll around our lovely common and woods where we have rare native orchids growing.

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Alison

My PhD was conducted in Prehistoric craft and I have been a knitter, spinner and dyer of fibre for over 10 years. I have worked at various Universities and Museums, researching and teaching prehistoric and historic crafts, and have built up my own collection of finds, examples and resources. Teaching at local wool shops and care homes brings me a lot of pleasure (I have also achieved Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy), as does presenting research at national forums. I am a member of the Oxford Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, and demonstrate with them at events. I have founded the business Inglenook designs to blog and showcase crafted work and hand made equipment. I sell my own handmade wares, made with recycled and ethical materials using traditional skills at local craft co-operatives and fairs.

Che cosa è incluso

Attrezzatura
All fleece/fibre will be provided for you to use and experiment with and you will be taking home your own skein of spun yarn…

Dove ti troverai

This activity will take place in my craft studio at our early 1900's house. We live just outside a village on a common, and enjoy being on the quieter side of things! You can walk either direction from our house along footpaths to open fields, hills and historic woodlands, and we are happy to direct you to local landmarks such as chapel ruins, standing stones, or some of the best pubs!

Cosa tenere a mente

Termini di cancellazione

È possibile cancellare e ottenere il rimborso totale di qualsiasi esperienza entro 24 ore dall'acquisto o almeno 7 giorni prima dell'inizio dell'esperienza stessa.

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Requisiti degli ospiti

Possono partecipare fino a 2 ospiti di almeno 2 anni. Guests should be comfortable working with animal fibre- all fleece will be washed and ready to use, but there will be some around that is raw and unprocessed, i.e. straight from the animal, lanolin…

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Altri consigli

No experience necessary, you don't even need to know what to do with your skein once you have made it- they look great just hanging! A general interest in traditional skills and crafts, and working with fibre from animals. Fluency in English isn't necessary, I can show you the skills to copy from me

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Spin wool with local archaeologist
Nuova esperienza
61€ a persona
Nuova esperienza
61€ a persona