WORKSHOPS ON ANCIENT TECHNIQUES
Within the framework of the conference, 3 workshops on ancient techniques were held: goldsmithing, yarn and weaving. The workshops aimed to motivate the public and young people to get to know different techniques of Greek handicrafts, to combine fashion with tradition and to make use of the traditional cultural reserve for the benefit of local development.
FORGED JEWELLERY WORKSHOP
One of the first jewellery techniques of processing metals discovered by the ancient civilisations, thousands of years ago, is the technique of forging, known as the technique of the god of fire, Hephaestus. The craftsman silversmith hits the metal with a round tipped hammer until its surface acquires a wavy shape. The workshop was held by the visual artist and jewellery designer Voula Karampatzaki, originally from Crete, who invited the public to participate in the process of making handmade forged jewellery.
YARN CREATION WORKSHOP
The creator of handmade garments Faye Chatzi demonstrated the process of making yarns to the public. She explained that in ancient times the manufacture of fabrics was a complex and time-consuming process. The thread was made using the spindle and then it was woven on the loom. She mentioned that by reviving this ancient process, we keep an important part of our cultural heritage alive.