Embroidered medallion with lace
Guests will take advantage of Stavroula’s extensive experience and learn how to create hand-made jewelry using fabrics and a number of embroidery techniques, and will get to create their own hand-crafted jewels
WHAT you will LEARN:
The basics of cross-stitch embroidery
How to hand-craft jewelry with embroidery and fabrics
Techniques for assembling the materials towards the final product
Stavroula – Heraklion, Crete, creating hand-crafted jewelry
Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together
Jewelry hand-craftingStavroula is an accomplished practitioner of the art of hand-made jewelry creation. She will take her guests to an amazing journey towards discovering how to hand-craft jewelry and ornamental artifacts, using cross-stitch embroidery techniques and properly cut pieces of fabric. Visitors will get to craft their own jewels and, apart from learning the materials, they will explore a number of assembly techniques for putting together the final artifact
Place of ORIGIN: Kalamata
LIVES in: Athens
LOVES: travelling, teaching, hand-crafting, taking long walks, reading
Has TRAVELLED to: UK, France, Spain, Denmark, Egypt, many places in Greece
Personal TRAITS: very mild-mannered, pleasant and joyful character, excellent teacher, with an innovative artistic spirit
Stavroula Valasopoulou is your Hostess
After completing her university degree, Stavroula devoted her energy and enthusiasm towards the art of hand-made jewels. She has extensive professional experience over the past ten years in this area, and has taken part in many big exhibitions and events. She has also extensively taught the art of jewel hand-crafting and has devised her own techniques and methods
Place: Gouves, Heraklion, Crete
Meeting Point: at the main local camping entrance
Duration: 4 hours
Timetable: 11.00-15.00 or 17.00-21.00
Price: 45 euros per person (materials are included)
Availability: 10 July – 25 August
Group size: 4 persons max
What’s SPECIAL about this experience: the materials used and the techniques employed are very innovative, while at the same time remaining very close to the long-held authentic greek traditions
Gouves, Heraklion - Where the Experience will take place
What wikipedia says
Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete, Greece. It is one of the largest cities in Greece. According to the results of the 2011 census, the population of the city was 173,993 inhabitants while the Heraklion urban area has a population of 225,574.
Heraklion is close to the ruins of the palace of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the largest centre of population on Crete. Though there is no archaeological evidence of it, Knossos may well have had a port at the site of Heraklion as early as 2000 BC.
Heraklion is an important shipping port and ferry dock. Travellers can take ferries and boats from Heraklion to destinations including Santorini, Ios Island, Paros, Mykonos, and Rhodes. There are also several daily ferries to Piraeus, the port of Athens in mainland Greece.
The port of the city is dominated by the Venetian constructions, such as the Koules Fortress (Rocca al Mare), the ramparts and the arsenal. Around the city can be found several sculptures, statues and busts commemorating significant events and figures of the city's and island's history, like El Greco, Vitsentzos Kornaros, Nikos Kazantzakis and Eleftherios Venizelos. Also, many fountains of the Venetian-era are preserved, such as the Bembo fountain, the Priuli fountain, Palmeti fountain, Sagredo fountain and Morosini fountain (in Lions Square).