The above sounds so much better than Living Workshop, don't you think? The latter is the English translation of 'Lebende Werkstatt' as used on the website of the Oberammergau Museum. Maybe, they should spice things up a little. After all, I am not a Granny sporting needle and thread either!
Anyways. You probably guessed it already, this summer, I am part of the Lebende Werkstatt in the Pilatushaus in Oberammergau. You can see me stitch on a wide variety of projects from Tuesday to Sunday from 13:00h-17:00h each afternoon during weeks 20, 23, 25, 31 and 38. Apart from me, you will be able to see wood carvers, reverse glass painters, potters, lace makers, weavers and the like. Best of all: you can bother us totally free of charge! I vow to drink plenty of chamomile tea so that I won't become impolite when asked the same question again and again :). No, in earnest: I look forward to promote hand embroidery and craftsmanship in general during these weeks. It is so important that we and our craftsmanship are visible. After all, how else can we instill a love for these time-honoured skills in the generations to come?
How about you? Do you like to show off your skills and promote the art of embroidery at fairs and markets? Or do you like to visit such events and see artisans in action? What are your favourite events? Please share your thoughts below. And do drop in at the Pilatushaus!
Jessica M. Grimm
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