Workshops

 

WORKSHOPS AT BALMAIN

2021 has become the year of our balmain studio workshops with fabulous collaborations with some very talented individuals.  Please review our workshops detailed below and those bookable via our GRAMON website (click here >). Please don't hesitate contact me if you have any questions or drop into the studio on a Saturday.

NOTE : To participate in our Cashmere Knitting and Crochet workshops a kit also needs to be purchased at the same time. The $150 is the cost of the day from 10am to 3pm, the teacher's time and morning tea and lunch. And special incentive is a 10% discount on anything in the store on the day of the workshop only.

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Product Care
CARING FOR YOUR CASHMERE

After using your new cashmere garment for the first few times you may find small balls of fibre forming on the surface. These small balls or 'pills' are caused by some of the loose fibre tangling together as areas of your garment are rubbed during wear. Pills can be easily removed by hand or by using a depilling knitwear comb.

You will find that, after lavishing a little care and attention on your cashmere and removing the pills in this way, the garment will actually consolidate and soften in handle and touch. Like fine wine, cashmere will improve with age if cared for properly. 

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

We recommend that your  cashmere is gently washed after it has been used three or four times. Cashmere knitwear can be hand washed or dry cleaned. We recommend hand washing, following these simple guidelines:

  1. Your cashmere should be hand washed in lukewarm water (30℃) using a cashmere shampoo or a similar wool wash.
  2. Gently squeeze the suds through the fabric, taking care not to rub, wring or stretch the garment.
  3. Rinse thoroughly but carefully in clean lukewarm water. Saturated garments should not be lifted before excess water has been gently squeezed out as they may stretch. A short, light spin in a washing machine will remove most of the water.
  4. Smooth the garment back into its original shape and place flat on a towel - dry naturally away from direct heat such as radiators or sunlight. Do not tumble dry.
  5. When dry, press lightly with a cool iron.

If you would like more information about how to care for your cashmere products, please get in touch.

Storing your Cashmere Ponchos & Wraps

To keep your wraps & ponchos in optimum condition I highly recommend you store them after use in the packaging that you received them in.