Immerse yourself in the craft of textile design and weaving, within the relaxed, authentic Umbrian town of Citta di Castello.
Founded in 1908 to conserve the Umbrian hand weaving ‘tessitura a mano’ tradition, Tela Umbra is a weaving studio, a textile museum and a shop. Fabrics produced here are made exclusively by hand from linen and wool, utilising original late medieval and renaissance designs.
Over five half-day workshops weave your own project in wool and linen on Tela Umbra’s traditional floor handlooms, guided by Italian artisans who have been part of the Tela Umbra weaving community since the early 1990s. It is a rare experience and one of only a few of its kind in Europe.
Workshop – 5 days (9am - 1pm each day) hand weaving on traditional floor looms. Suitable for craft and fibre lovers, beginner and intermediate weavers, and textile designers. Italian snacks, caffe and cornetti will be provided each day.
Small groups - maximium 5 people only.
Teachers - Italian master weavers from Tela Umbra, assisted by an English speaking interpreter.
Dates available - May and June 2017
Extras include a tour of the Tela Umbra textile museum and an Italian cultural/language tips session over caffe & cornetti.
Please contact us for further information.
We're an Australian designer and artist/maker who moved to Umbria to experience Italy’s beautiful design and handmade crafts, and to live a slower-paced life ensconced in artisanal practices, and great food and wine. Since living in Italy, we've been working with local artisans and designers, to devise workshops with exceptionally talented individuals. We now share our passion for Italy's incredible crafts and traditional way of life with visitors from around the world. We handle all bookings and offer local knowledge and useful tips for visitors. We also provide local native speakers, allowing visitors to access and work with traditional Italian artisans. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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