2-Day Seminar Registration
Registration for Cestari Seminars 2021!
* Price is $750 which includes a $50 donation to the Cestari Textile Museum, a Tax Exempt Foundation *
Include the dates you prefer in the comments section. Please start your program on a Monday or Wednesday. You will arrive the night before Day 1 and check out on Day 2. Your program can run on a Monday-Tuesday or a Wednesday-Thursday.
Please note: Accommodations are for 2. Please order 2 seminar packages (or more) per order, listing LYS or Group Name (if appropriate) in the Address 2 field, in order to be placed in the same room together and associated with the correct group. Thank you! (Private room requests will add $100, please let us know if this is your preference.)
- Two nights lodging, two to a room, at the newly restored Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, VA (for a private room, add $100)
- Two days breakfast at the hotel
- Two days visiting our museum in Augusta Springs and our operating mill in Churchville
- Two days lunch
- Expert teaching on specific areas of crafts such as knitting, crocheting, spinning on our spinning wheels, felting, dyeing, and weaving - for a total of 4 hours of teaching over 2 days
- Observe our dyeing operation
- Visit the Frontier Culture Museum with a special textile program at their English, Irish, German, African, and American 17th & 18th century farms
- Ride on our Conestoga Wagon to our sheep and lambing barn to learn about sheep, wool, and their history
- Walk through the Augusta Springs Wetlands & lecture
Visit our showroom and pick out beautiful products to purchase such as yarn, sheepskin, wool and cotton/linen items, in addition to our fresh, frozen lamb, preserves, olive oil, our own pasture raised farm fresh eggs, and more!
Dinners and transportation to and from the mill are not included in the tour fee. There are many fine restaurants located in downtown Staunton within walking distance of the hotel.
Please plan your seminar visit for 2 nights beginning on a Sunday.
This opportunity for this type of seminar is unique in the United States. Imagine, if you will, being informed of many aspects of sheep, wool, and dyeing natural fibers, together with the manufacturing of yarn - the old and the new, while doing it in a bucolic and pastoral environment. This surely will be a most memorable event. Our seminars will start April 20, 2020 and will be available year-round.