Dying the wool with leaves, roots and flowers, warping and eventually weaving on the ‘Kelgwo’ or traditional Chiloé loom. On this unique course you’ll learn these basic skills from Grecia Maldonado, a Chiloé native and 4th generation artisan.
On the one day course Grecia will teach you how to warp a loom and weave a few basic designs.
The loom that you will work on measures 60 x 70 cm (24 x 28 inch) and is ideal for the novice weaver.
At the end of the day you will have made your first scarf, shawl or small wrap.
In the 2-days course your skills on the loom will be improved. Grecia will teach you more designs and a technique how to insert natural fibers in your weaving work.
If you decide to take the whole 3-day course you will learn how to dye wool with natural products, 100% chemical free! You will take your own unique ball of wool with you to continue experimenting weaving at home and hopefully continue this beautiful craft.
At the end of the course it will be possible to buy a small detachable loom that fits in your suitcase or backpack and hand spun balls of wool.
Short video about Grecia's work as an artisan
Location: Chepu, a locality 30 kilometers south of Ancud
No minimum of participants required
Includes working material and wool
Transport is not included but we can arrange transportation according to the size of your group
Up to 5 people can stay in the Bed and Breakfast. There are two rooms, one with two beds and one with three beds. Each room has it's own private bathroom.
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Documentary about weaving on Chiloé
35.000 pesos or 56 dollars per person per day