ETHNO Thursday. Let's Plait the Straw Basket!

We begin the ETHNO Thursday events’ cycle and invite you to meet the craft which was not presented in our Centre yet. You will have an opportunity to learn how to plait straw baskets on the last Thursday of September!

Straw baskets were known as plaited vessels for holding grain, sowing, or measuring the amount of grain. During this workshop, you will learn another archaic weaving technique: weaving from braids. Such baskets were plaited in the Middle Ages for various household matters (even for building). In Lithuanian tradition this type of weaving survived in the production of straw hats until nowadays. This is how winter shoes were woven in Belarus too. During the workshop, you will not only plait a basket or plate from straw, but also get acquainted with other old basket weaving techniques, materials, tools.

The workshop will be led by Virginija Rimkutė who is an archaeologist, art historian, certified traditional craftsman, and a member of a club called "Dvaro Meistrai" (“Manor Masters").

Duration of the workshop: 2 - 2.5 hours.
Price: 8 euros (the materials and tools are included)

The number of participants is limited, so please, fill the registration form here.

ETNO Thursday. Plant Dyeing

augalinis daA colorful acquaintance with the history of natural dyeing is coming up on the 16th of May at 6 p.m. During the lecture given by Lukas Tomaševičius You will get familiar with a mysterious process of dyeing, subtle details of this technology and you will have an opportunity to try dyeing with real indigo plant. 

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