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©Ábbatte
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©Ábbatte
©Ábbatte

Ábbatte

  • Weaving
  • Collado Hermoso, Spain
  • Atelier
  • Open to the public
Ábbatte Weaving
Contact
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 921403077
©Ábbatte

The weaving atelier Ábbatte takes its name from its location next to the ruins of a 13th century Cistercian abbey. The company's founder, Elena Goded, a biologist and former university professor who is passionate about botany and fabric dyeing, joined forces with Ana María Gil, a weaver since the age of 19. Here, they created a place where time is suspended, with manual looms, threads and natural colours, where everything, from the weaving to the dyeing, is done strictly by hand.

©Ábbatte

All the yarns come from natural fibres and are mostly spun by hand. The three-step dyeing process combines colours to achieve a special and unique array of hues. The company's creations are made with experience, patience and passion, and are intended to last a lifetime. They dye using natural colours and weave on manual looms, every detail is carried out by hand. Both Elena and Ana Maria respect that weaving is a slow craft and ensure they approach it with patience, dedication and expertise. They organise group tours of the atelier and educational workshops.

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