Weekendkursus med Anna-Maria Väätäinen, Simone Simons and Alexandra Marks
fredag d. 20. – søndag d. 22. januar 2017

Kurserne starter med et fælles billedforedrag af alle 3 undervisere fredag aften kl. 18.00.
Herefter serveres aftensmad. Undervisning Lørdag fra 9.00 – 17.00 og Søndag 9.00 – 15.00.

Pris kr. 1.500,00 incl. frokost lørdag og søndag og aftensmad fredag og lørdag

Sted: Galleri Galschiøt, Banevænget 18, 5270 Odense N.




Hard materials with Alexandra Marks - 5 ledige pladser

Bag on oval bottom with willow and soft materials.

The bottom is made on an oval ring and woven with willow.

We fix the willowstakes on the ring in the irish way and weave with soft materials.

Everybody can bring soft materials to weave in the willow.

This workshop is adapted for beginners and can be interessting for advanced.
Alexandra Marks is graduated from the only public school for basket-making in Germany in Lichtenfels.



Odd materials with Anna-Maria Väätäinen - 5 ledige pladser

Spin your own unique paper yarn!

It is an adventure to experiment with various papers in spinning with a spindle. 
Paper is such an ordinary product but you will find a new world with new materials for your craft when we start exploring papers and their qualities for spinning. 

At the beginning of the course you will make a spindle for yourself using cds, a wooden stick and a hook.
The aim of the course is to learn to use the spindle, to explore papers of different qualities, how to make a two strand-yarn
and how to combine other materials with paper, e.g. ready-made yarn or thin metal yarn.
On the second day we will work with self-spun paper yarn using burkina weave and looping techniques. You can try also knitting or crocheting or any other technique you like.

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Soft materials with Simone Simons - 1 ledig plads

Esparto (stipa tenacissima) is a native feather grass growing in the south of Spain and Portugal and in the north of Africa.
Besides being a useful plant for fighting against erosion and desertification of the land,
esparto is an excellent and inspiring material for the creation of all sorts of objects.
The esparto fibre is very tough, flexible and water resistant.Traditionally the main technique used, in a huge variety of baskets and other objects, is braiding.
We will learn to start plaits of 3, 5, 9 and 13 or 15 strands. We will create long bands which are then stitched together with a thread.
There are many ways to stitch these plaited bands together, depending on the desired form and volume of the piece.
I will demonstrate at least three ways of stitching as well as how to finish the braid in a manner that allows leftover material to be used for handles or adornments.
The transformation of plant fibres into domestic and agricultural utensils is typical of many self sustaining, agrarian cultures.
The same techniques are used with a wide variety of plants all over the world. 
We will then apply our newfound braiding techniques to exploration and experimentation with other soft plant fibres and synthetic fibres, which you can find in your local areas.
The breadth and versatility of this technique might prove surprising.

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