The classes of the International School for Textile Arts
are a wonderful alternative to the hustle and bustle of everyday life
At the International School for Textile Arts, we love needlework and keep this beautiful craft alive. Passing on our knowledge is the most important thing for us.
Our students come from all over the world. It doesn’t matter whether you want to learn from home or prefer to learn in a local workshop in our well-equipped studio. There is guaranteed to be the right thing for everyone. Well-founded specialist knowledge and lots of ideas are the specialty at the International School for Textile Arts.
Each needlework technique has its own laws. Cotton thread becomes an expression of the most diverse structures, silk the shiny focal point, wool a fluffy reminder of childhood. Fly Stitch, witch Multiplied Herringbone and Stem Stitch meet Cross Stitch and Drawn Thread. Evenweav linen fabric with tightly woven cotton fabric. Finally they dance a fast-paced waltz together, which combines all parts into a work of art.
Modern hand embroidery is always a combination of traditional, perfectly mastered technique and modern variations. We do not promise you that you will learn to stitch professionally in a few weeks. Our goal is to show you textile design, especially embroidery, in such a way that you know exactly why and how things are worked. This is the basis for unique designs and excellent execution. For this reason, we are not primarily concerned with finished objects, but with technique. The seminars come alive through the variety of Painters Threads.
For us, needlework is a form of expression, not necessarily something that MUST be fashioned into something useful. For us, the now somewhat worn-out sentence is true: “ the path is the goal ”. When a project is finished, it’s not so bad if it is “just” stowed away in a drawer. The next project is already waiting…