A workshop by Marina Lamsens
After finishing her university education, Marina Lamsens was introduced to woolcrafts and textile techniques at various textile schools. She started taking part in training courses and symposia regarding all manner of textile-related techniques all over the world. Natural dyes and the colourful hidden treasures provided by plants and mushrooms soon became her passion. Her desire to know and master traditional felting, embroidery and weaving techniques has led her to travel to India, Hungary, Rumania, France, Spain, Estonia, Scandinavia…
Whenever spring comes to her garden in Lier city centre, you will find her raising silkworms and preparing fleeces, making sure she will have the necessary raw materials to spin and weave all year through.
As Marina is keen to keep the old textile traditions alive and to pass on her knowledge to students and fellow enthusiasts, she regularly hosts a variety of workshops and gatherings of international experts and gives workshops and lectures herself. Marina Lamsens is currently an art & crafts teacher at the Waldorfschool of Lier.
The present Conference provides all 300 attendees with an excellent opportunity to weave ties of friendship and ideas. One large piece of art will be woven by all participants, amongst whom a group of youngsters from all over the world will certainly be very prominent – which is an exciting prospect!
The workshop participants will not only prepare for this great weaving event, but will also be offered the opportunity to try their hand at felting, natural dyeing, embroidery and wool spinning.