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February 24th 2024 - Mini-Course "Wool processing from sheep to yarn" - IN PERSON

February 24th 2024 - Mini-Course "Wool processing from sheep to yarn" - IN PERSON

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This mini-course is a shorter version of our "Working with Wool, from sheep to yarn" course, lasting just one day, designed for those who are focused on learning how to process wool, from washing to spinning.
It's no secret that wool is one of our great passions, so this will be a day of sharing and total immersion in this wonderful fiber, starting with the raw wool and ending with the yarn.

We'll start with an introduction to raw wool, its characteristics and how to store it correctly. Next, we'll learn about the principles of washing wool, using practical methods with an eye on saving water and energy. Washing wool is one of the most delicate steps and the one where mistakes are most often made, so we'll be rigorous with this part. 
Once we've washed our wool, we'll learn how to prepare the fibers for spinning, through carding and combing, the two main fiber preparation processes.
We will also be introduced to spinning with a spindle and/or spinning wheel.

Its included in the course our Wool Working Manual - From Sheep to Yarn, made solely for this occasion.
It also includes all the necessary material, including cards, combs, a drum carder, spindles, spinning wheels, as well as various types of wool from indigenous breeds, making it an excellent opportunity to get to know and try out all kinds of equipment and raw materials.

Course topics:
- Introduction to wool fiber
- Washing raw wool (3 methods)
- Methods of preparing fibers for spinning: carding (with manual cards and drum carding machines) and combing
- 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;
Date: February 24th 2024 (Saturday);
Schedule: 9.30am-1.30pm and 3.00-6.30 pm (7.30 hours);

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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