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:

NOVEMBER 2017

  • Wednesday 1st, 5pm-8pm
  • Thursday 2nd, 5pm-8pm
  • Friday 3rd, 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday 4th 9am-2pm 

FEBRUARY 2018

  • Thursday 8th, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Friday 9th, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Saturday 10th, 8.30am-1.30pm

MAY 2018

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


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