This workshop will be held at Aboubakar's studio in Athens which is located in Kato Petralona
This workshop will introduce participants to the techniques that Aboubakar uses extensively in his own work. Using lengths of Malian handspun and handwoven organic cotton, participants will stitch together either a shawl or an envelope pillowcase. They will then learn how to finish the edges and make either fringes or tassles depending on which project they choose to undertake. Both projects are entirely handsewn, so although you do not need any experience you will need patience and perseverance. The fabric used will be 8 metres of organic Malian cotton which Aboubakar will bring with him from Mali. Needles and thread will be provided.
For those people who complete their project, the third day of this workshop will consist of dyeing their project in the natural fructose indigo vats that Aboubakar will already have available in his studio.
The workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm each day. All materials for the workshop will be included in the cost. In order to finish the project on time and be ready to dye it by the beginning of the third day, please be aware that you may need to continue the work outside of the workshop hours.
Because most of the potential participants coming to this workshop are travelling from outside of Greece, we are waiving our usual stipulation for a minimum number of participants. These workshops will go ahead regardless of the number of participants, to a maximum of ten people.
We cannot issue a refund if you change your mind unless we fill the workshop and then fill your place. You are welcome to give your place to another person if you cannot come yourself.
If you wish to attend more than one of these workshops, a discount of €30 per workshop will be offered when they are purchased at the same time. Please contact us through the contact form if you would like to arrange this, as we will need to invoice you directly via Paypal with the discount applied. Workshop places are not reserved unless fully paid-for, and we cannot accept part-payments.
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