Hang on to the thread! Band weaving workshop

To coincide with the exhibtion "LONGING – woven strands, woven stories", the weaving artists Mariana Silva Varela and Côme Touvay are offering a weaving workshop open to all.
Band weaving tool with black, grey and white threads.

The weaving of narratives has a long history. For thousands of years tapestries have been used for various reasons: for spiritual and religious purposes, to tell the tales of important events in society, as a form of propaganda or of protest. In the exhibition LONGING – woven strands, woven stories, six artists from different parts of the world present personal narratives through their woven works, tackling issues of origin, heritage, belonging, family, spirituality and purpose.

Led by students from various Parisian schools of applied arts, who were taught the technique by Mariana Silva Varela and Côme Touvay, this workshop offers the opportunity to try band weaving, an ancestral and universal practice proposed here with Swedish looms. You are free to come and try your hand at band weaving whenever you like during the afternoon (3-6 pm).

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Admission free while seats last.

In collaboration with The Swedish Crafts Centre (Konsthantverkscentrum), with support of Révélations, International Biennial of Crafts and Creation.