Wool is a unique, renewable and biodegradable raw material. But which way has the wool actually behind before we can work with it? How can it be sustainably obtained, dyed and processed?
All these questions are explored in this retreat for knitters.
Surrounded by meadows and mountains, rustic walls, varied food and especially by like-minded people, we spend a relaxing week in Passeiertal in South Tyrol. In addition to a lot of knitting time by the fireplace, we learn in the family business SPINNRADL the sustainable production process from the raw wool of South Tyrolean sheep to the finished garment.
Valentina from SNAILYARN dyes with us some strands of wool with plants and kitchen waste, we make natural cosmetics with regional products and learn well to take care of our knitter muscles. Also, a woolly wellness surprise awaits, with which we get our own spa into the house, so to speak.
- Accommodation for 7 nights in a lovingly restored 800 year old farmhouse at 1,400 meters metres above sea
(accommodation in several double and one four-person room possible)
- 7 days full board (plantbased, vegan) by our private cook Janne Vollert.
(Also all drinks, such as coffee, tea, water, juices, wine are included)
- Common hike (easy level) through the Passerschlucht from Moos to St. Leonhard
- Guided visit of the workshops of the family business SPINNRADL in St. Leonhard
- Workshop “Dyeing with plants” for several days with the hand dyer Valentina Consalvi from SNAILYARN
(every day for a few hours, as desired and required)
- 2-hour workshop “Natural cosmetics from regional resources” with Rosi Walder from KRAEDU
- Relaxation and wellness elements for knitters
- Sustainable goodie bag
- Arrival to Moos i. P.
(Information on bus connections from Merano will be sent with the registration confirmation.)
Valentina is an italian yarn dyer, and she lives in Rome on the countryside.
She started her dyeing journey with synthetic dyes and industrial yarns, as she didn’t know much about wool, but as a nature lover she has always been fascinated by plant dyes. With the time she learned a lot about the properties of natural wool, and she has been more keen to explore natural dyes, the tradional ones, as well as the local ones she can find in her hometown surroundings, which works great with her growing passion of nature’s photography.
> To the interview with Valentina
Janne is a certified plant-based cook and nutritionist, trained at the Plant Based Institute, the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the Ecodemy. In workshops, courses, coaching and cooking on retreats, she gives pleasure in enjoyment, fun in the kitchen and knowledge about plant-based nutrition. A healthy body is our most important asset, and we should take care of it as best we can, with the help of a healing, natural diet. Janne tries to live in harmony with herself and nature as much as possible – in addition to a sustainable, healthy diet, she also practices yoga, kiting, surfing and spending time outdoors.
> To the interview with Janne
Since she can remember, she feels close to nature. From childhood on, she accompanies this topic, including her gardener apprenticeship, right up to master florist degree. In the last 5 years she was able to deepen her enthusiasm with several training courses in herb cultivation, herbal education, folk medicine and Kneipp therapy.
Her claim: to produce high-quality herbal products in harmony with nature and in a sustainable way.
> To the interview with Rosi
For a long time, I was looking for real togetherness, a space in which people can really open themselves. A way to get creative together. In the midst of the tranquility of nature to discover our own nature. I have now found this with the organization of the conscious creatives retreats. I am responsible for a smooth process, the contact person on site, offer the relaxation units and an open ear for personal concerns. If you want to know more about me and my motivations, you can read more about it here.
06.04.2019 - 13.04.2019
Moso In Passiria, South Tyrol, Italy
min. 5 / max. 10