Maria – traditional weaving workshop

This experience will help guests exercise their handcrafting capabilities over a journey on traditional weaving that connects yesterday’s traditions and crafts with today’s needs. They will learn how to hand-craft appliqués, patchworks, quilts, decorative textile creations, through a joyful game of imagination and aesthetics.

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Traditional weaving and handcrafting capabilities

  2. The secrets of textiles

  3. Reusing old fabrics and textiles in a contemporary manner

  4. Hand-crafting: appliqués, patchworks, quilts, decorative textile creations

€30, 3 hrs, 10 persons
 

Irakleio, Attiki - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

Irakleio is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece, and a municipality of the Attica region.

 

Irakleio is located about 8 km northeast of Athens city centre. Its built-up area is continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Nea Ionia, Metamorfosi, Lykovrysi and Pefki. Irakleio is subdivided into several quarters, including Palaio Irakleio, Neo Irakleio, Ano Irakleio and Prasinos Lofos. The main thoroughfare is Irakleiou Avenue, which connects it with central Athens.

 

Irakleio was named after a sanctuary of Heracles that was located in the area in classical antiquity. Before the Greek War of Independence the village was known as Arakli. Irakleio was part of the city of Athens until 1925, when it became a separate community, elevated to municipality in 1948

 

Maria Yiannakopoulou is your Hostess for the whole experience

Maria owns a traditional weaving workshop and is a living proof of the fact that imagination and aesthetics can be greatly enhanced through a hands-on experience on decorative textile creation. She loves helping her guests spend a few invigorating hours, while practicing these arts of the past in a contemporary manner.

  • Place of ORIGIN: Athens

  • LIVES in: Iraklio, Athens

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: hand-crafting, design, reading

  • Has TRAVELLED to: all over Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: patience, attention to detail, appreciation for traditional arts & crafts

Here's how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Traditional weaving and handcrafting capabilities

  2. The secrets of textiles

  3. Reusing old fabrics and textiles in a contemporary manner

  4. Hand-crafting: appliqués, patchworks, quilts, decorative textile creations

 

Here are the details for Booking this Greek experience

  • Place:  Irakleio, Attiki

  • Meeting Point: at Maria's workshop: 1 Papanoutsou Str, Irakleio 14122, Athens

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Timetable: 11.00-14.00

  • Availability:  1 May - 30 June

  • Group size: 10 persons max

  • Price:  30 euros per person for the whole experience

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: a chance to utilise and develop hand-crafting capabilities, and discover tradition along the way in a joyful manner

 

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