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22 e 23 April 2023 - Wool processing from sheep to yarn workshop - PRESENTIAL

22 e 23 April 2023 - Wool processing from sheep to yarn workshop - PRESENTIAL

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This course was designed for those who want to learn in detail about all the processing of wool fiber, from raw fleece to the yarn. It's no secret that Wool is one of our greatest passions, so these will be two days of sharing and total immersion in this wonderful fiber, which begins with raw fleece and ends with yarn.

We will start by talking about the processes that influence the quality of the wool we obtain and by learning how to assess the quality of raw wool, from the entire fleece to the fiber detail.
Then we will learn about the principles of washing wool, using practical methods, with concerns about saving water and energy. Wool washing is one of the most delicate steps and one where mistakes are most often made, so we will be strict with this part.

Once our wool is washed, we will learn how to prepare the fibers for spinning, through carding and combing, the two main fiber preparation processes
In the final phase of training, we will introduce spinning with a spindle and/or spinning wheel.

This training now takes place over 2 days, so that it is possible not only to learn but also to experience, explore, and share experiences.
It includes all the necessary materials, including cards, combs, drum carding, spindles, spinning wheels, as well as different types of wool from indigenous breeds, making it an excellent opportunity to learn about and try out all kinds of equipment and feedstock.

Contents of this workshop:
- introduction to Portuguese wools and their context
- shearing, an essential step in obtaining quality fibers;
- raw wool: learn to evaluate fleece and wool fibers;
- wool washing;
- methods of preparing fibers for spinning: combing and carding;
- introduction to spindle and wheel spinning;


To register for the workshop, please add the workshop to the shopping cart, completing the purchase as normal. Once the payment has been made, your registration will be automatically completed.


Teacher: Alice Bernardo;
Days: April 22 e 23, 2022 (Saturday and Sunday);
Schedule: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (7hours);

Saber Fazer atelier
Rua da Aliança 112-114, Porto
T: 968851237

Cancellation policy: Participation in a paid workshop can be canceled with a full refund up to 10 days before the workshop date. Less than a week before the workshop is held, we are unable to make a refund.

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