This listing is a basic overview of the Glaramara 2019 Masterclass. For full details please visit the Course Page.
We're delighted to announce that the Glaramara Masterclass will once again be taking place in 2019, set in the breathtaking Borrowdale Valley at the heart of the English Lake District.
"Spinning Retreat" with Ruth Gough
An immersion in spinning in beautiful surroundings
Over 3 days of teaching Ruth will lead a group looking at various ways of mastering your spinning wheel, an in-depth look at various new techniques and how to use the wide variety of equipment available on the market today to the best of it's ability.
There is no set syllabus that will be followed, but below are just a few of the subjects that will be covered. The emphasis is on working within the group and finding out in what direction participants would like to go during the course.
"Spinning wheels de-mystified: Gears, ratios, treadles and drives"
There will be 10” wide rigid heddle looms ready warped up so that you can if you wish make use of your handspun yarns to weave a free form sample and if yarn spun and time allows to get a scarf length. No worry on how the loom is warped, no planning of design, just grab your spun fibres and get to it! If required the single post warping method can demonstrated for setting up a rigid heddle loom quickly.
Each person will have a loom to work on.
As part of this course we'll have a wide variety of equipment available, including wool combs, drum carders, blending boards, hackles and e-spinners. These will be setup and available to use, with Ruth on hand to offer direction if needed.
"Exploring Nuno" with Vivienne Morpeth All places now booked we can take names for reserves
Immerse yourself in this workshop with glorious colour, beautiful rich textures and soft luscious forms. You will create and explore with wool, silks and plant fibres using a range of techniques and leave after 3 full days of felting with an armful of felted lengths, structures and super light art pieces.
• Colour and Texture
We've been running our Masterclass at the Glaramara Centre for 10 years, with course participants coming from all over the world. The center has been updated over the years to ensure that it offers fantastic facilities and is the perfect base for our courses.
Full board accommodation is including in the price: All rooms are en-suite and breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided, together with tea, coffee and biscuits if you need a little pick-me-up during the day!
We know that sometimes husbands, wives and partners may not have the same degree of enthusiasm as the rest of us when it comes to fibre-crafts, but that's no reason not to bring them along! We also have the option of booking a place as a Non-Participant. Accommodation and meals are included in the price, but they won't be able to take part in the courses.
How To Book
Before booking your place, please make sure you've read over the complete details available on the Glaramara 2019 Page.
You can book and pay for your place directly through the website. If you would like to make a group booking, or if you have any questions, then please feel to get in touch with the office. You can either call us during office hours or fill out the form below and we'll get back to you.
If a refund is made on re-allocation it will be 90% of the fee paid.
In the event of us not being able to offer the course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund of the deposit will be made. No additional compensation will be made.
We do not offer any cancellation insurance. This is available from specialist insurers.