Julia welcomes weaving enthusiasts to her workshop to learn hand weaving and insodoing help keep this ancient craft alive. She offers traditional weaving workshops yet also encourages students to experiment with their own designs. 

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The current weaving workshop consists of:

  • An introduction to the Cypriot traditional loom.

  • Learning the Phyti weaving technique, the most characteristic type of Cypriot weaving. Phyti woven textiles are known for their vibrant colours and geometrical shapes.

  • Familiarising the participants with the traditional Asproploumia technique. The Asproploumi weave is an open type lace weave achieved by twisting and interweaving threads. It is believed that the Asproploumia are related to old weavings originating from Eastern Mediterranean regions. 

  • A talk on the history of Cypriot weaving and its application in contemporary textiles.

The weaving workshop runs across three to five days (depending on participants' availability). The course costs a total of €180 (€80 to be payed upfront to secure a place).

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

MAY 2018 / Fully booked 

  • Thursday 24th, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Friday 25th, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Saturday 26th, 8.30am-1.30pm

JUNE 2018

  • Thursday 28th, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Friday 29th, 8:30am-1.30pm
  • Saturday 30th, 8.30am-1.30pm


For more information and to book a place please contact Julia at: jastreou@yahoo.com
or call at 00357 99475219