The Fashion Professorship aims to rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent social, cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. We envision an alternative and more engaged future of fashion in which we do more justice to fashion’s human dimension. Through research, design and critical thinking, we analyse and develop alternative approaches, systems, vocabularies and strategies. In doing so, we aim to activate the power of fashion to reimagine future bodies, future materials and future makers to contribute to resilient futures and inclusive societies.
The Linen Project is announcing the first workshop in a series of workshops as part of The Linen Project Winter: Meet the Master (Flax) Spinning. This one-day workshop is the opportunity to learn and master the finer points of hand spinning under the guidance of two highly experienced spinners. It is suitable for beginners and for advanced participants who seek to work with flax fibres. Participants learning to hand spin for the first time will begin with wool. Dependent on progress and experience, you may continue on with flax (linen) on the spindle or on the spinning wheel. Practice makes the master!
You can enrol by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, keep in mind that the places are limited to 12 participants. To those of you who contributed during the harvest activities, we are offering the student rate as a token of gratitude.
The participation costs are 75 EUR; for students and The Linen Project participants, it is 50 EUR.
You can find more information about the workshop and The Linen Project here.
The Linen Project is an initiative by ArtEZ MA Fashion Held in Common and Crafts Council Nederland. The project is financially supported by ArtEZ University of the Arts, the BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Provincie Gelderland and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Photo: Justin, Flax Spinner in NYC, courtesy of P. Gatzen.