UNIQUE EXPERIENCE / VIANA DO ALENTEJO / 4 HOURS
With Isabel Cartaxo
We’ll meet Isabel Cartaxo and her flock of Campaniças sheep. We will discover the herding, the shearing techniques and the characteristics of wool. After that, we’ll “get our hands dirty”: starting to prepare the wool, washing it, carding it and then spinning it on the spindle and the wheel. We’ll try the loom and we’ll bring home the piece made by ourselves. Everything in a unique, authentic and exclusive environment.
Viana do Alentejo.
€130,00 per person; minimum of 2 people.
Available every day in Portuguese, English (and French according to previous quote). Booking with minimum of 5 working days.
Weaving workshop, Craftsman accompaniment, Heritage Interpreter accompaniment and personal accident insurance, VAT.
€130,00 per person, minimum of 2 people
Reservations are subject to availability and options validation.
Isabel Cartaxo is a handicraft artist. She started working in Tapestry with Gisella Santi (modern tapestry weaving) and Weaving with Marcelino Andrade Santos (weaving from Cape Verde). Presently she works in weaving and spinning in her atelier in Viana do Alentejo, where she is active in projects of creation and investigation about textiles with other craftspeople and artists from a number of creative fields. She is also active in awareness projects, showing the «route of wool», from the lamb to the loom, including dyeing a true «Oficina da Lã» (wool workshop). Looking onto the fields, listening the sound of the sheep flock's bells that graze around, the vicinity welcomes craftspeople and artists with a flair for such activities, interested in creative projects, investigation and training in textiles and textile related activities. The atelier offers a small library and is equipped with looms and material for textile creation be it spinning, weaving, tapestry, knitting, crotchet...