What you'll do
Pieter will take you through the authentic textile making process using traditional and ancient felting techniques in this half-day workshop. Working with wool clipped straight from the sheep, you will explore the rich possibilities creating with this amazing fibre - roll a small piece of felt to take home and see what is needed to create a piece of over 5 square meters. All materials and refreshments are provided.
We are Designers & Makers creating unique interior design products. The items are hand made with local Scottish Wool and natural dyes only. Our works are commissioned by interior designers and private clients nationally and internationally. Our design studio Orains is listed in the directories of the Crafts Council UK and Craft Scotland and Pieter van der Werf is a member of the Scottish Society of Artists. Orains is a partner in The Campaign for Wool. We are passionate about the land we live on and the people who farm this land in a sustainable way. Our studio has 'green' credentials: all hot water and heating is generated by firewood which we cut, split, stack and dry ourselves. We've got our own supply of natural hill water and this is used in the felting processes too.
Coffee & Tea, softdrink is provided
All tools and wool is included
Where you'll be
Our workshop venue is Studio Orains, on the shores of Loch Riddon, an amazing small sea loch where tides flow in and out. The loch and the shores are part of the "Kyles of Bute NSA", one of the smallest National Scenic Areas in Scotland
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 6 and up can attend. As the workshop involves being in contact with wool, please make sure you are not allergic to this. This also includes eco soaps we work with and the greasy lanolin that makes sheep "waterproof".
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
The studio is not 100% wheel chair accessible. Please message me for special requirements. The studio is located in Colintraive: please check distance from your location / drive time before you book.
Scottish wool in interiors / workshop
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