WEAVING MAGIC - weaving as meditation and tool for your intentions
In our busy lifes we think we do not have space for time-consuming crafts like weaving.
But what if we can use the time not only to create beautiful textiles, but to simultaneously focus on important personal intentions, decision making and intuitive guidance?
This new DIY workshop is tailormade for beginners, in German & English language taught by professional textile artist/university tutor Simone Meentzen. Simone is a weaving instructor since 2014, trading her works at Textile Art Berlin in 2015 and 2016, Ako Berlin and Spirit Weavers Gathering 2016 (USA). Ako will present new works from October 2016.
Weaving has been proven to calm the nervous system and is a magic way to find your own inner creative voice. It is one of the oldest crafts and in native american tradition, a tool to transfer sacred knownledge.
We will gather to weave our own individual and collective dreams.
Dreams of hope, love, self development, courage, kindness, strength, peace, joy, balance...
After the introduction, you will learn the basics of weaving with a handheld loom and practise cardboard weaving. This is followed by a guided meditation which will help you to relax and create your artwork. You can choose from a selection of beautiful natural and colorful wool, cotton and vintage threads. Material package is included in the price. Vegan option available!
You will receive an inspirational booklet and take away useful information how to focus and continue your new craft at home.
Please arrive a bit earlier, we will start on time with the Introduction at 12 pm (noon).
A 30 min beverage / snack break is around 1.30pm.
Wooden looms & special material packages will be available for optional purchase at end of class.
Location: AKO Berlin is a craft multimedia coworking space and café gallery in the heart of Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, on Kollwitzstr 91, not far from Kollwitzplatz, nearest U-Bahn U2 Eberswalder Str.
ATTENTION: DUE TO MATERIAL PREPARATIONS, I NEED TO KNOW A FEW DAYS IN ADVANCE HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS WILL TAKE PART. I AM NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT LATE ADMISSIONS. PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET BEFORE NOV 25TH 8PM, AFTER THIS THE EVENT IS CLOSED FOR BOOKING.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Adult class. (I offer classes for children separately.)
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You can bring your own wool if you already have some. Please bring your notebook or diary! Previous students are welcome to bring and use their own looms.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
All bookings are final.
In case you purchased a ticket and cannot make it, you get a transfer to the next workshop, date tbc.
In case of cancellation by the organiser, you will receive a full refund via paypal.
Photo of traditional handwoven tapestry at Gracias Madre, San Francisco USA( photo: Simone Meentzen)