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Tastes & Textiles: Wine to Dye For   •   Italy
September 17, 2019 - September 27, 2019
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A TOUR FOR LOVERS OF FOOD AND TEXTILES: 

You will be inspired by artisans young and old who have the passion and courage to defy the trend toward industrialisation. Some of the highlights are: hands-on dyeing workshop with Tommaso Cecchi de’ Rossi using wine as a mordant (he shows his designs at the Paris Women’s Fashion Week), visit Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio to find out how complex velvet and brocades are woven by hand, hands-on workshop making watermarked paper, cooking lesson making traditional dishes of the Garfagnana and Lucca, hands-on felting lesson with Ombretta Cavani using the wool of her flock of native Garfagnina sheep which she hopes to save from extinction, lesson making Garfagnana potato bread (Slow Food Presidium) baked in a wood-fired oven. 

I’m offering a short tour extension to Sardinia: http://www.sapori-e-saperi.com/tastes--textiles-sea-silk-in-sardinia.html

Phone: +39 339 7636321