EN/GR “OXI!/NO!”. Loukia Richards, 2010. Embroidery of 18th and 19th century Greek traditional motifs on old Greek flag. Credit: Studio Kominis Athens.
“By 2030 3D printing will overtake conventional manufacturing in the fashion industry making exquisite embroidery and hand-crafted pieces the ultimate luxury”.
This is a statement by fashion’s “Bible” Vogue (British, June 2016).
Professional survival in an industry becoming increasingly high-teched should be added to the advantages of studying textile techniques and “languages”. The intellectual pleasure of deciphering the “esperanto” of textile motifs, the aesthetic enrichment of discovering sophisticated form and color arrangements and the serenity deriving from the meditative repetition of needle-strokes are among other well known advantages.
According to various reports published in the same magazine in the first half 2016, mixing craft techniques is the new trend both in fashion and art nowadays. The reason of the crafts dominance is among other things the (human) need to live/appear/act more “cosy” or tender
We have designed a series of textile workshops for foreign designers who would like to extend their techniques and concepts, as well as find inspiration and meaning in the long textile tradition of Greece ad meet/learn from masters/mistresses in the field.
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