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Athens, Weaving Workshop

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Athens, Attica, Greece

  • Activities

    Crafts, Lifestyle

  • Price
    €30 EUR per person
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    11:00 - 14:00, May 1 - June 30

  • Starting Location

    Maria's workshop, Irakleio 14122, Athens

  • Price Includes

    Workshop materials and equipment, workshop entry fees

  • Notes

    Meeting Point: at Maria's workshop: Irakleio 14122, Athens, Irakleio is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece and a municipality of the Attica Region.

Highlights

  • Traditional weaving workshop. Irakleio, Attiki is where the experience will take place. Maria Yiannakopoulou is your hostess for the whole experience.
  • Guests will exercise their handcrafting capabilities and connect traditional weaving and yesterday’s traditions and crafts with today’s needs.
  • Learn how to hand-craft appliques, patchworks, quilts and decorative textile creations.
  • Maria will take you through a joyful game of imagination and aesthetics.
  • What’s Special about this experience is a chance to utilise and develop hand-crafting capabilities and discover tradition along the way in a joyful manner.

Trip Info

Traditional weaving workshop.

Irakleio, Attiki, is where the experience will take place.

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 and crafts

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

1. Traditional weaving
The guests will exercise their handcrafting capabilities through a journey on traditional weaving, thus connecting yesterday’s historic crafts with modern decorative requirements and appreciate the need for reusing old fabrics and textiles in a contemporary manner.

2. Creative hand-crafting
The guests will learn how to hand-craft appliques, patchworks, quilts and decorative textile creations through an entertaining game of imagination and aesthetics. All these can be employed for creating room decorations or gifts. The guests will learn the secrets of textiles and weaving and will spend their time in a pleasant and joyful manner.

Group size is 10 persons maximum

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