Running workshops for the local community in schools, edufarms, festivals, social enterprises as well as privately for artists, visitors and families. The aim is to educate each other to a craft allowing to produce objects with local wet-felted wool. Workshops are accompanied by verbal information and facts about the history of the wool, the properties of the wool, the access to and potentials of the material.
Hermitag Gathering, Onassis Air, Athens, 2022.
Cycle of the wool workshop ( 10hrs)
complete introduction to the transformation of the wool from the sheep's back to the finished object via selecting, scouring (washing by soaking, desinfecting, rincing and drying) opening, carding, placing, pre-feltiing and felting (flat, 3D or wraped).
This workshop spreads over three days.
Wet-Felting workshop ( 3hrs)
introduction to the Stone Age wet-felting technique. Local wool is partially plucked and opened and carded towards the object created. This may be flat, three-dimentional or wrapped around an item. For example we may wrap a soap for a scrub-soapy-sponge.
Each setting and request differs, everything can be adressed accordingly in a creative improvised spirit. Just ask.
One month residency and workshops
Initiative for the Protection of Eressos Beach /Free Beach Festival, Eressos, Lesvos Island, Greece, July 2022. Photo Rena Lambroussi
Cycle of the Wool workshop
Stella Tsakiris' atelier, Volissos, Chios, Greece, August 2022.
Trained as a teacher, over fifteen years of experience on stage as a front-woman in a band, I combine didactic and improvisation in these performance-like events.
Khora Community Kitchen, Athens, Greece, October 2022. Photo Marco Pinarelli
Working with the wool is proven to heal. It creates synapses activated by the sense of touch recalling the symbol of comfort and care engraved in our genomes.