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Apr
26
Thu
Knitting for Beginners @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Knitting for Beginners!

If you’re new to knitting, or are just starting to find your way, come and join me for an afternoon of gentle introduction to knitting.

Learn the fundamental knit and purl stitches, how to cast on and off, how to choose the right yarn and what to do with your first piece of knitting. My approach combines technical know-how with calm encouragement and stress-reducing meditation.

Knitting needles, merino wool yarn and class notes are provided.

Min 2, max 6 students.

Cost: €60 incl IVA and materials.

Apr
28
Sat
Counterweave Saturday Afternoon Craft Group @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Monthly open sessions at the Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop in Rome 2:30-5:00pm on the last Saturday of the month, except for  March (Easter Saturday), August and December.
Knitting, stitching, crochet, spinning – bring your current craft project, or get help with a work in progress.  Click here to join the Counterweave Arts Monthly Saturday Afternoon Group on Facebook for more information, and to participate in group online purchases and day trips.
There is a small charge of €5 to cover tea/coffee/treats, payable on the day.

May
19
Sat
Knitting for Beginners @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Knitting for Beginners!

If you’re new to knitting or are just starting to find your way, come and join me for a Saturday afternoon of gentle introduction to knitting.

Learn the fundamental knit and purl stitches, how to cast on and off, how to choose the right yarn and what to do with your first piece of knitting. My approach combines technical know-how with calm encouragement and stress-reducing meditation.

Knitting needles, merino wool yarn and class notes are provided.

Min 2, max 6 students.

Cost: €60 incl IVA and materials.

May
26
Sat
Counterweave Saturday Afternoon Craft Group @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop
May 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Monthly open sessions at the Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop in Rome 2:30-5:00pm on the last Saturday of the month, except for  March (Easter Saturday), August and December.
Knitting, stitching, crochet, spinning – bring your current craft project, or get help with a work in progress.  Click here to join the Counterweave Arts Monthly Saturday Afternoon Group on Facebook for more information, and to participate in group online purchases and day trips.
There is a small charge of €5 to cover tea/coffee/treats, payable on the day.

May
27
Sun
Meditating the Spindle @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Why make your own yarn? Spinning on a drop spindle is fun, creative and relaxing. Spend two Saturday afternoons learning to spin your own bespoke yarn – experiment with different types of fibres,  choose how fine or chunky, smooth or nubbly you want your thread to be. Come to a Meditating the Spindle workshop and learn to spin organic, natural wool and beautiful lustrous silk.  By spinning your own thread you know exactly what’s in it – no shedding microplastics into the environment!

Don’t worry if you’re new to spinning or fibre crafts. Meditating the Spindle workshops are relaxed, calm and encouraging, grounded in gentle meditation to keep you feeling calm, competent and in control. Workshops groups are limited to 6 people so you’re guaranteed personal attention and support. We also have a lot of fun, tea, coffee and a few treats!

Meditating the Spindle is for

  • people with experience in fibre crafts – weavers, knitters, crocheters and textile artists.
  • people with no experience in fibre crafts but who are interested in learning a new skill.
  • crafters who are concerned about the environment and shedding microplastics from their craft materials. At Counterweave we only use 100% natural fibres.
  • people who are keen to learn an ancient craft.
  • people who are looking for a different way to relax and benefit from meditation and working with their hands.

 

Spindles, fibre and class notes are provided. Any previous experience with yarn or fibre will be helpful, but not necessary

Min 2, max 6 students.

Cost: €120 incl IVA and materials

Jun
3
Sun
Meditating the Spindle @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Why make your own yarn? Spinning on a drop spindle is fun, creative and relaxing. Spend two Saturday afternoons learning to spin your own bespoke yarn – experiment with different types of fibres,  choose how fine or chunky, smooth or nubbly you want your thread to be. Come to a Meditating the Spindle workshop and learn to spin organic, natural wool and beautiful lustrous silk.  By spinning your own thread you know exactly what’s in it – no shedding microplastics into the environment!

Don’t worry if you’re new to spinning or fibre crafts. Meditating the Spindle workshops are relaxed, calm and encouraging, grounded in gentle meditation to keep you feeling calm, competent and in control. Workshops groups are limited to 6 people so you’re guaranteed personal attention and support. We also have a lot of fun, tea, coffee and a few treats!

Meditating the Spindle is for

  • people with experience in fibre crafts – weavers, knitters, crocheters and textile artists.
  • people with no experience in fibre crafts but who are interested in learning a new skill.
  • crafters who are concerned about the environment and shedding microplastics from their craft materials. At Counterweave we only use 100% natural fibres.
  • people who are keen to learn an ancient craft.
  • people who are looking for a different way to relax and benefit from meditation and working with their hands.

 

Spindles, fibre and class notes are provided. Any previous experience with yarn or fibre will be helpful, but not necessary

Min 2, max 6 students.

Cost: €120 incl IVA and materials

Jun
9
Sat
Adventures with Indigo @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Adventures with Indigo @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop | Roma | Lazio | Italy

Adventures with Indigo

Dyeing with indigo is a special kind of magic. Come and experiment with Counterweave’s indigo vat and see what happens when you dip silk, cotton, wool or paper.

Dye your own bespoke silk scarf using a traditional Japanese shibori technique.

All materials and class notes are provided. Any previous dyeing or stitching experience will be helpful, but not necessary

Min 2, max 6 students.

Cost: €60 incl IVA and materials

Instructor: Felicity Griffin Clark has more than thirty years’ experience in textile and fibre arts. She dyes fabric and paper using eco-dyeing and indigo techniques, spins wool, silk, paper and hemp and makes textile and mixed media art. She is also a knitter and weaver.

Jun
30
Sat
Counterweave Saturday Afternoon Craft Group @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop
Jun 30 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Monthly open sessions at the Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop in Rome 2:30-5:00pm on the last Saturday of the month, except for  March (Easter Saturday), August and December.
Knitting, stitching, crochet, spinning – bring your current craft project, or get help with a work in progress.  Click here to join the Counterweave Arts Monthly Saturday Afternoon Group on Facebook for more information, and to participate in group online purchases and day trips.
There is a small charge of €5 to cover tea/coffee/treats, payable on the day.

Jul
28
Sat
Counterweave Saturday Afternoon Craft Group @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop
Jul 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Monthly open sessions at the Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop in Rome 2:30-5:00pm on the last Saturday of the month, except for  March (Easter Saturday), August and December.
Knitting, stitching, crochet, spinning – bring your current craft project, or get help with a work in progress.  Click here to join the Counterweave Arts Monthly Saturday Afternoon Group on Facebook for more information, and to participate in group online purchases and day trips.
There is a small charge of €5 to cover tea/coffee/treats, payable on the day.

Sep
29
Sat
Counterweave Saturday Afternoon Craft Group @ Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop
Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Monthly open sessions at the Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop in Rome 2:30-5:00pm on the last Saturday of the month, except for  March (Easter Saturday), August and December.
Knitting, stitching, crochet, spinning – bring your current craft project, or get help with a work in progress.  Click here to join the Counterweave Arts Monthly Saturday Afternoon Group on Facebook for more information, and to participate in group online purchases and day trips.
There is a small charge of €5 to cover tea/coffee/treats, payable on the day.