As soon as you come into my studio you jump right into action of filling shuttles in the colours of your preference and weave your own item.It can be a placemat,a table runner,a set of coasters,just to name a few.You don't need to have the slightest idea on weaving.The course is for absolute begginers but it can be a perfect start for a very creative hobby.Apart from plain weave we can decorate our creations with tassels,stripes,or insert a variety of materials.It is only a matter of creaative attitude and willingness to experiment.I promise you will have a relaxing and rewarding four-hour-course.
I am Alexandra Theohari and I am the founder and designer of KLOTHO.(founded in 2016) I found myself in Crete after completing my degree in English Literature. I went on studying the History of Arts at the University of Crete and a few years later I attended a course on Fashion Design. On this magic island, full of positive energy, friendly people, strong local colour and ancient traditions, amazing landscapes and fertile land I met my husband and gave birth to our four beautiful children. I easily fit into the local culture and soon felt a strong attraction for the island’s traditional crafts.After following several courses by the island's most skilful artisans and experimenting a lot I set up my own weaving studio.I feel very happy now that I turned my creative hobby into a full time and most rewarding job!!!
delights and other traditional cretan products! let me know if you are on a special diet, like vegan or gluten free!
Juice,coffee and local drinks.. feel free to share your preference and i will do my best to meet your expectations.
Yarns in different colours and textures to choose from depending on the item you want to weave.
We will conduct our workshop in my weaving studio.The studio is located about 2kms north of Rethymno,it occupies a whole floor in a three- floor - building.It is surrounded by a beautiful garden with tall trees and flowers.After weaving you can enjoy your drink overlooking the sea and the Old Castle of Rethymno.The studio is equipped with two old,renovated floor looms,a new 8 shaft loom and 4 table looms.My studio is my treasured shelter!Join me!
The cost is 85 euros per person for four hours. (snacks, drinks and yarns included). group of 5 max. free transfer for groups. Hours 10:00-14:00, and 17:00-21:00
Weaving workshop for beginners