Thursday, July 16, 2009

Maiwa Foundation - Natural Dye Workshops

The Maiwa Foundation encourages high quality traditional techniques and traditions. Its work consists in preserving existing work which may be disappearing and in helping groups regain the height of former skills. Increasingly Maiwa finds itself holding a wealth of knowledge in natural dyeing, weaving, embroidery, and blockprinting. This knowledge is much sought after by groups of artisans. The Maiwa Foundation supports our efforts to share this knowledge.

During the next number of posts we will be showing some of the photos taken to document our natural dye workshop held in Morocco in 2007.

More information about the natural-dye workshops and the Maiwa Foundation can be found on our website.

2 comments:

  1. Just looked at your upcoming classes. So many I would LOVE to take, e.g. leather workshop, create knitting swatches to name just two. But, very little available on week-ends! What about more to interest those who work Monday to Friday?

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  2. Thanks for posting. Symposium lecture and workshop timing is based mainly around our lecture series and instructor availability. The leatherworkers, for example travel to Canada from India and they must present a lecture in addition to their workshop. The schedule is also organized around our desire to offer a concentrated series of events for both locals and those arriving from out of town. And we've also given the workshops the time they need - from a half day to a full five days. We were surprised to learn that many people organize their time off work to attend the lecture series and their favourite workshops - its one of the factors that makes our opening day so intense.

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