2015

'Weaving by the Sea 2015' featured six workshops over 7 days, combining traditional and contemporary approaches to basketmaking and combing willow with a wide variety of Mediterranean materials.
Full course details at the bottom of the page.

Week 1 2nd - 4th of September 2015
  • 'Exploring Structures and Textures' with Mai Hvid Joergensen
  • 'Braiding with Mediterranean Materials' with Tim Johnson
  • 'Mediterranean Nasa Fishtrap Technique'" with Mònica Guilera 
Week 2 6th - 8th of September 2015
  • 'Weave your own handbag' with Mai Hvid Joergensen
  • 'Exploring Twining with Mediterranean Materials with Tim Johnson
  • 'Mediterranean Nasa Fishtrap Technique'
For more photos see: Weaving by th Sea, Vilanova I la Geltru, Catalonia 2015.



















2015 Course Details:

1st Week,  2nd - 4th of September 2015
 'Exploring Structures and Textures' with Mai Hvid Joergensen
Working with willow and Mediterranean materials such as olive and date palm, explore the variety of textures and patterns created by different weaving techniques and structures.
Languages of the course will be English, Danish and Norwegian.

Below: a selection of techniques Mai has been exploring over recent years creating pattern, texture and details, in these baskets Herringbone Weave, Zig-Zag Weave and the affectionately called 'Donkey Windows'.
 


























'Braiding with Mediterranean Materials' with Tim Johnson
Inspired by English and Spanish braiding techniques work with a variety of soft materials to create mats, baskets and bags.
Language of the course will be English.
 








'Mediterranean Nasa Fishtrap Technique'" with Mònica Guilera
This is the triangular fishtrap weaving technique used by fishermen in the Mediterranean.
Languages of the course will be English, Catalan, Spanish or French.

 


















2nd Week, 6th - 8th of September
'Weave your own handbag' with Mai Hvid Joergensen
Design and make your own favourite handbag weaving with willow, date palm, olive twigs, bark and rush. (Leather straps for the handbags are not included in the price of the course).
Languages of the course will be English, Danish and Norwegian.



'Exploring Twining with Mediterranean Materials with Tim Johnson
Working with a variety of local soft and rigid materials we will explore a variety of woven structures to make baskets and wall pieces. Starting with plain twining we will move on to alternate pair twining, cross warp twining, open lattice twining and wrapped twining.
Language of the course will be English.
'Mediterranean Nasa Fishtrap Technique'
By popular demand Monica will offer this course twice for 2015, for those participants wishing to take part in both Nasa courses you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of shapes and traditional variations of the technique.
Languages of the course will be English, Catalan, Spanish or French.

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