I am a textile designer, weaver researcher and educator. This is a blog about my work in progress and things that inspire me. For weaving lessons, questions or just to say hi please don't hesitate to get in contact. You can see my website here http://www.juliastreou.com/UltraGrid Theme by UltraLinx
Working on a new collection of hand woven handbags! I am interweaving sturdy materials such as sisal and plastic tubes which help in making interesting, almost sculptural shapes. I will be photographing them properly soon and they will be available to buy from my Etsy shop.
I am organizing a three-day workshop on Traditional Cypriot Weaving in June focusing on “Phyti” and “Asproploumia” designs (see image above for a design based on Asproploumia).
This three-day workshop is the ideal way for anyone to start if they have never woven before or want a refresher course of the basics. Looms will be already threaded with cotton yarn suitable for traditional “Phyti” and “Asproploumia” weaving, so participants will start weaving right away.
Over the course of the three days participants will also become familiar with all the steps involved in getting a loom ready to weave.
Phyti and Asproploumia fabrics are of the most important types of Cypriot weaving and their development is closely related to the history of the island.
For more information and to book your place please call me on (+357) 99475219 or e-mail me at jastreou [at] yahoo [dot] com
In the beginning, it seemed strange to me to be called a hero, but then I thought it’s just right! Perhaps I am a hero and I haven’t realized it. In a fast-paced world where everything revolves around mass production, retaining this ancient craft seems a great achievement!
Many thanks to Popi Vaki from Time Out Cyprus for writing and publishing this article. The article is in Greek only!
Αρχικά ο τίτλος με ξένισε, αλλά ύστερα σκέφτηκα ότι είναι κατάλληλος! Ίσως να είμαι πράγματι ηρωίδα. Το ν’ ασχολείται κανείς με την παραδοσιακή υφαντική σήμερα, σ’ ένα κόσμο όπου τα πάντα περιστρέφονται γύρω από τη μαζική παραγωγή, μπορεί να είναι πράγματι πράξη ηρωική.
Ευχαριστώ την Πόπη Βάκη από το Time Out Cyprus για τη συγγραφή και δημοσίευση αυτού του άρθρου.