Summer courses at the Textile Centre Haslach, AT
13. – 31.07.2020

Summer courses at the Textile Centre Haslach, AT 13. – 31.07.2020

Snapshots from the courses "Scale up / Scale down", "Katazome", "You can go anythere from anywhere" and "Weaving - Color interlacing"
Photo by the course instructors or by Textile Kultur Haslach

During 13th and 31st July a wide range of textile workshops will be offered at the Textile Centre Haslach, including weaving, tufting, hand and machine knitting, katazome, and many other themes. They are part of the annual summer symposium, which also includes exhibitions and a weavers´ market. The majority of the courses are held in German, but we are also looking forward to welcome some English-speaking course leaders – ETN members Ase Erikson, Tim Parry-Williams and Ismini Samanidou!

They offer the following workshops:


Warp faced compound twill and tabby (Jin), Han-Qi (Han damask), Samitum, Taqueté, Kuvikas (summer and winter), Lampas (Beiderwand) and patterned double cloth are all historical high tech weaving structures that more or less went out of use many hundreds of years ago.
Especially those that were used in the beginnings of weaving patterned silk fabrics. The weaving tools and the methods on longer exist, but the structures are reconstructable. We will set up looms and weave samples of these structures, sometimes with small adjustments of the loom. The easiest way we can produce patterns is with the help of sticks. In the theory part of the workshop all the recipes and binding structures will be explained and put into a historical context.

Participants: Weavers and others interested in basic weaving skills
Prerequisites: basic weaving skills
Number of participants: max. 8 people
Course fee: 315 Euro, students 284 Euro (excl. material cost)

Instructor: ÅSE ERIKSEN, Norway
1956 born in Bergen/NO, 1977-1982: Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Textile Department: all textile skills, especially weaving, since 1982: own weaving studio, substitute teacher in weaving, BA of art and design, since 1995 Courses in „Weaving with free patterning“, Lectures in topics such as my own work, church textiles and copying of old textiles. Solo exhibitions and group exhibitions at home and abroad
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SCALE UP / SCALE DOWN with Tim Parry-Williams, 20. – 24.07.2020

Through a range of approaches including ‘on’ and ‘off-loom’ work, this course will facilitate the exploration and understanding of primary weave structures. Focus will be on the scale and character of weaving materials and students will be encouraged to investigate possibilities, challenge preconceptions and consider the potential of outcomes that arise. Activity will build and augment craft skills through the preparation of warps, and the use of different tools in both peer-group and individual exercises. Core resources will be provided but students are encouraged to bring their own weaving materials and ideas as desirable.

Participants: suitable for beginners to advanced weavers (hand weaving experience is an advantage)
Prerequisites: openness, curiosity, willingness to explore and discover
Number of participants: max. 8 people
Course fee: 315 Euro, students 284 Euro (excl. material cost)

Instructor: TIM PARRY-WILLIAMS, Great Britain/Norway
1974 born in Gloucester/UK, 1993-1998: BA and MA Textile Studies at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design and at Okinawa Prefectural University of Art, 2002-2013: Senior Lecturer Woven Textiles, Bath Spa University, UK, since 2013: Course Leader, MA Design: Fashion & Textiles Bath Spa University, UK, since 2004 several exhibitions, amongst others the project “Plain Stripe Check” in Tokyo, Farnham, Stroud and Haslach, since 2019 Professor of Arts: Textiles at the Faculty of Contemporary Fine Art, Music and Design University of Bergen, Norway, since 2020 part of the advisory council of ETN, European Textile Network


„YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE FROM ANYWHERE” (Quote Anni Albers) with Ismini Samanidou, 20. -24.07.2020

This workshop will be focusing on experimentation with materials and processes using paper manipulation, mark making, drawing and collage. We will be working with many types of paper including thermal paper and paper that reacts to light. We will be investigating the properties of materials, and the participants will be invited to work in a spontaneous and experimental way, exploring how found materials can provide the basis for pattern and surface and thinking about how time affects these. We will be thinking about scale, rhythm and texture. We will be looking at ways of combining these patterns through layering and interweaving, on and off-loom techniques. We will be aiming to develop a range of permanent and ephemeral drawings, and allow ourselves to really play and engage with each process.

Participants: anyone interested in experimentation and wanting to develop a body of visual research
Prerequisites: no previous knowledge necessary
Number of participants: max. 10 people
Course fee: 315 Euro, students 284 Euro (excl. material cost)

Instructor: ISMINI SAMANIDOU, Great Britain/Greece
1977 born in Athens, Greece, 1997 - 2000 Central Saint Martins College of Art, London, 2001 - 2003 Royal College of Art, London, teaching in the UK and internationally including Central Saint Martins, the Royal College of Art (UK), Penland School of Craft (US), work in private and public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Crafts Council, the National Theatre, (UK), exhibitions and group exhibitions, study visits, bursaries, amongst others at Salisbury, UK, Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, China, Mouans Sartoux, France Crafts Study Center, UK, Center for Craft Creativity and Design USA, residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, USA
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Textile Kultur Haslach
Stahlmühle 4
A-4170 Haslach an der Mühl

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