Rust printing on fabric workshop
Activities

Rust printing on fabric workshop

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit a historical printing house in the Marche region
  • Learn the theory and practice of rust printing on fabric
  • Make your own rust-colored print guided by a skilled artisan
What to expect

Visit a historical printing house in the Marche region and meet an experienced artisan who will teach you the theory and practice of rust printing on fabric. This special activity has been handed down for six generations, originally in the province of Arezzo and later in Carpegna, in the heart of Montefeltro, since the early 1900s.

Get to know and use ancient printing and color fixing techniques that survive to this day. A product printed with rust is unique; unlike other prints, such as screen printing, the design is visible on both sides of the fabric because the color is made from real iron rust that is inextricably fixed to the textile fibers.

The protagonists of the workshop will be the molds carved by hand from seasoned wood and the characteristic rust color still obtained from an ancient mixture of wheat flour, wine vinegar and soft iron rust. You will also learn about local dye plants and see up close ancient textiles made from natural fibers typical of the area (such as hemp and linen).

After a tour of the print shop and an excursus on its history, you can experience the thrill of hands-on making your own rust-colored print on a sheet of straw paper - which you can immediately take away with you, or a fabric item (which requires to be dried, fixed in water and ironed) which will be delivered directly to your home.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Theoretical-practical workshop
    • Use of materials and tools
    • Assistance of professional artisans
    • Handicraft created during the workshop
    • Guided tour of the printing house
    What's not included
    • Round trip transfer from Pesaro or Fano to the workshop location available on request (20€ per person with min 2 people)
    Where

    Antica Stamperia Carpegna - Via Pieve 4, 61021 Carpegna PU, Italy

    Meeting point:

    You will find your guide inside the print shop. Please arrive at least 10 minutes in advance.

    What to remember
    • Please confirm the language of the tour directly with the local operator. You can find the contact information on the voucher after booking
    • Number of participants: minimum 2 - maximum 7 adults (age 18+)
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Riviera Incoming Tour Operator
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the experience begins.

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