fredag d. 19. – søndag d. 21. januar 2018
Kurserne starter med et billedforedrag af Simone Simons fredag aften kl. 17.00.
Herefter serveres aftensmad. Undervisning Lørdag fra 9.00 – 17.00 og Søndag 9.00 – 15.00.
Pris kr. 1.725,00 incl. aftensmad
fredag og lørdag
du medbringer selv frokost til frokost lørdag og søndag.
Sted: Galleri Galschiøt, Banevænget 18, 5270 Odense N.
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.
The breadth and versatility of this technique might prove surprising.