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Wow how time flies, doesn't it? I just saw my last post is from months ago. The reasons for that is that I had a very good freind from India  was staying here adn itw as a busy time lots of things to organise. Now, during the vacation time a good moment to look back at what  I did.  

In the beginning of May we had a groupexhibition in Kanne, Belgium. The opening evening was very promissing.

expositie Kanna

The 3 days after this evening I was going to offer small felting workshops there to all whom wanted to felt... we had heigh expectations.... 

viltalakim workshop, vilten

But as it was springvacation, I guess many children were out on vacation to warmer places :( So not that many workshops to do

After that Vasudevan left to Uk to give workshops there and a lexcture in Estonia and for me started teaching again, a very busy time as examns and end of year presentations were held.

 I gave a workshop Canlde light votivs,

viltalakim, vilt, wol, theelichtjes, kaarsjes

Made a new kind of shawl, using Indian Saree left over fabrics, 

viltalakim, shawl, stola,

a workshop rug making


made a rug myself too :)

viltalakim, raw wool, wool, vilt

viltalakim, ruwe wol, wool, wol, vilt

and  my good freind Heather came to visit me for in the weekend June 1th and 2nd. We finally met after mailing for so many years now. I showed her Maastricht and Den Bosch, organised a meeting here with 2 other ladies she knew and are also freinds of mine: Mitsy and Mariana plus their kids it was a great weekend. 

On sunday when she left, the weather was excellent for an outside (late) breakfast.

The weekend after that Vasudevan came back and on Sunday 9th we drove all the way to  Blankenham and Vledder (places 3 hours drive from my place) to pick up 3 looms I bought after first seeing them. I'll make a seperate post for the looms. 

Ok that'is it for so far. In the next post more about the textile workhsops we gave..... to be continued

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I want to announce a very Interesting Textile workshops event:

tasara weaving centre, monsoon workshops


A residential workshop exploring a variety of weaving and surface-design techniques, in a secluded, family-run setting. Experience India’s legendary monsoon season in a place with year-round mild temperatures on Kerala’s green coast.

Techniques include handweaving, natural dyeing, shibori, multicolour batik, wood block printing, silk screen printing, felting, tie and dye, etc. Instruction will be provided 5 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Four-week residencies are offered during the workshop session which will run from 1 July (Sunday) to 15 August (Wednesday) 2012. The fee for a four-week residency will be 900 Euros per person, double occupancy, or 1200 Euros single occupancy. The fee covers tuition and basic workshop materials, accommodation in a spacious guest house, and all meals, including breakfast and dinner of south Indian cooking and self-catered lunch.

shibori, tasara, India, Textile event

For more information and to register, please contact by March._26th.

Confirmation of your registration by payment of 50% of the fee will be due by _30th April.
Registration is limited to 10 participants
Email: vasudevantasara@yahoo.com
Web page: www.tasaraindia.com
Youtube: Tasara weaving centre
Skype: vasudevantasara1

I have been there last year and I can really recommend it to anyone. It will be an experience for life time. Hope to be able to go back there soon

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