SAORI:SILK retreat 2020

Silk fibre and shuttle

SAORI:SILK

Spinning and Weaving Retreat 4 – 9 April 2020

Trigonos

Spinning

Unsure about spinning silk? On this SAORI:SILK retreat you will sample its many forms from the shorter textured noils to the long and lustrous fibres in a silk brick. What are caps and hankies? What is throwsters waste? Master the art of the different methods of spinning all of these.

We will also cover interesting facts and stories of silk, its history, folk tales and cultivation including, hopefully, a look at live wild silk moths. Our last morning will be a hands-on how to process their cocoons.

SAORI weaving

This time we have chosen to work on a narrow black cotton warp with black cotton weft so that your handspun silks will ‘pop’. The cotton is soft and matt allowing the silks to feature as inlay, supplementary threads, clasped wefts, and more. As always with SAORI, intuition and self exploration are key but guidance and group support will help to inspire.

Tutors

Chris Jukes of Christine Jukes Fibre Craft (https://www.facebook.com/Christine-Jukes-Fiber-Craft-350017919167234/) is an extremely experienced and knowledgeable teacher and what she doesn’t know she can certainly find out for you.

Rosie Green, owner of SAORImôr, has been weaving for over 40 years and has the skills and expertise to guide and encourage you on your own Saori journey.

Prices

Single en suite          950.00

Single non-en suite   885.00

Non-returnable deposit of £190.00 due by Friday 6th September 2019

Balance of £760 or £695 due by Friday 7th February 2020

Download a booking form here

Provided

Fibre packs

Black cotton yarn

A selection of coloured yarns and fibres

Bring

SAORI loom warped with a 50 thread black cotton ready-made warp.

(If you do not have a loom please ask to reserve one of the studio looms. 50 thread x 6m warps will be available to buy on arrival)

Shuttles and bobbins

Scissors

Spinning wheel and all the usual extras ie spare bobbins, drop spindle……

Shop

SAORI warps and equipment, yarns packs , inside sets, etc

Fibre packs and spindles.

Pop-up shop from 2 or 3 local supplies (to be organised)

SAORImôr 6 Swifts Buildings, High Street, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 1DQ

01248 345325

www.saorimor.co.uk

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