Get cooking – with a teacher or by yourself
Whether you are a foodie who entertain flamboyantly or a bit more cautious in the kitchen, Prince Albert has the kind of atmosphere that gets you cooking. You may settle for a braai with good Karoo lamb and a salad with what you pick up at the Saturday Markie or you could go all out and put together a banquet of local produce – think cheese, figs, olives, bread – hmmm.
A cooking course may be just the thing to inspire. You could do a quick half day course or indulge in a cooking retreat lasting several days.
Here we put together all the information you need to bring out the cook in you – we divided the information into categories for cooking courses, bakeries and places you can buy the local produce you want. We do not want you to find out at the end of your stay that you have missed some delectable tit bit just because you did not know about it!
Keep an eye on the special events calendar for additional cooking classes
Karoo Looms WeaveryKaroo Looms Weavery Contact: Sophia Booley
The weavery of Prince Albert was established in 1983, and in 2010 became known as Karoo Looms. Now specialising in the spinning, dying and handweaving of pure mohair rugs.
A visit to the weavery on your travels through Prince Albert is an absolute must, pop in and meet the highly skilled spinners and weavers and listen to the peacefulness as they sing soft tunes whilst working.
Positioned in the main road, next door to the Seven Arches building, the weavery is housed in the original bioskoop / cinema of Prince Albert, with it’s high pressed ceilings and rich history, which can be learnt of at the Fransie Pienaar museum directly opposite. The exterior of the building is adorned with the works of the late Kevin Hough, an artist who was well known to the community of Prince Albert at the time.
The weavery offers the visitor a wonderful experience in seeing the process involved whilst producing an entirely handmade mohair rug, a process which we invite you to partake in by customising a rug of your own which we will have shipped anywhere in the world for you.
The weavery gift shop also holds a range of exclusively designed rugs, along with a collection of fine weavings, from cushions to table runners, throws to bathmats and scarves to natural fibre knitting and crochet yarns.
Karoo Looms works with some of the worlds top designers and decorators, producing bespoke, exclusive rugs that boast quality, durability and pure luxury.
For any further information, please feel free to contact Sophia who will answer any questions and meet your requirements where possible.
Guided tours for larger groups can be organized, although this should please be arranged beforehand by contacting the weavery.
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