Crafts Campus 2017

Crafts Campus, Wilhelminaoord Five days of crafts! 12 - 17 July 2017

Would you like to immerse yourselves in the creative crafts for five days? Would you like to learn how you could influence the design process from the level of the fiber, material or technique? Do you want to experiment with mixing colours, papermaking or different Chinese or Japanese techniques? Choose one of the following master classes and sign up for the Crafts Campus! You'll stay at Wilhelminaoord for five days where you will learn different techniques. Crafts Council Nederland organises the second Crafts Campus this summer for fashion and design students, professionals, and anyone who wants to develop their skills at a high level. In this short, intensive course you will get a lot of knowledge of traditional techniques and new applications. The innovative character of these crafts is very applicable in new designs for fashion collections and design products.

Inspiratie Nature; from fibre to thread: colour! By Loret Karman

Extra material costs for this master class: € 50,- You'll start at the base of all textiles: the fibre. You'll research different animal fibres and their specific qualities. You can think of sixty different sheep breeds with their unique properties, but also fibers of other animals like camel, llama, alpaca, rabbit, etc. The fibers are carded and dyed. You'll learn how to spin the threads in different ways; this thread is later used for knitting and crochet. In addition, we'll focus on the mixing of colour; you'll make your sample book with 65 colours and learn how to get a long-term and short-term gradient. Loret Karman is a colorist, yarn dyer and hand knitter. She designs colour palettes inspired by the works of artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Egon Schiele. With a colour chart in hand, she visits museums to create unique colors. Karman dyes her yarns in her studio in Amsterdam and sells them in different shops.

Inspiration China - Miao and Dong people; papermaking, folding, dyeing, embroidery By Marieke de Hoop and Ien Rappoldt

Lots of crafts come together in the making of a Chinese folded sewing case, the inside is originally made from leaves of the mulberry tree, the flower boxes are folded in a way (origami) to fit into the cover. The exterior consists of indigo from Guizhou and Yunnan and the whole is decorated with embroidered patterns that are also used on the clothing of the Miao people. The first two days you'll start with making your own paper. If you like you can collect materials in your own environment, so you can make a more personal paper. The next days you'll learn how to fold, dye and embroider in the ways of the Miao and the Dong people. The result will be a stunning personal yarn book or Zhen Xiàn Bao. Over the years Marieke de Hoop gathered a beautiful collection that she will take to Wilhelminaoord. With Ien Rappoldt you'll make small embroidered works, such as satin embroidery, Miao button stitch and the special chain stitch. All participants will receive a workbook with many patterns that you can work on at a later stage. We will also work on different application techniques, such as Miao patchwork and couching. For decades Ien Rappoldt researched fibers, dyeing, spinning, weaving and textile techniques. For 18 years she annually travels to the Miao and Dong people in Southwest China to study their embroidery and patchwork. Here she learned different techniques, especially through watching and imitating. She brought many beautiful and colourful examples, from small samples to full costumes that form a great collection. Marieke de Hoop is a papermaker since 1983 and together with Jeroen Hilhorst she produced the first Dutch coloured handmade recycled paper. Her big goal is to get this wonderful technique of arranging fibers into the precious substance we call paper back on the curriculum of the Graphics, Art and Design Academies in the Netherlands.

Inspiration Japan Indigo met Maaike Gottschal

This week Gottschal takes you on a journey into the application of blue (indigo) that is inextricably linked to the cultural history of Japan. You will learn the basics of shibori, a dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo. Kasuri a dyeing technique used to create pattern in textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric, like ikat. Other techniques that you will learn this week are the repair techniques Sashiko and Sakiori (boro). New this year is the katazome technique, the Japanese stencil printing with rice pasta used as resistance liquid. And we will weave in different techniques, like Kazuri, Saori and Sakiori. Maaike Gottschal, designer, producer and teacher owns Textile Fabrique. She teaches at art academies and organises master classes in her studio in Rotterdam. She also has a small but growing collection of durable quality fabrics and yarns for textile designers and enthusiasts. Gottschal studied the craft techniques from Japan intensively and also took part in the research project Indigo: Sharing blue where she learned all about the indigo techniques directly from Japanese masters on Kyushu.

What do you get?

You'll stay in Wilhelminaoord, a small village on the border of Drenthe, Friesland and Overijssel. Besides a wonderful program by top instructors, you have hardly any other costs. You'll stay in an accommodation designed for groups, similar to a hostel, some rooms have bunkbeds and the showers and toilets are located in the hallway. The rooms are shared, we try to organize it so that you need to do this with as few people as possible, if you would like to share a room with a friend, you can send us a message ( Mina Abouzahra is a designer of beautiful, self-produced furniture and accessories, but this week she serves delicious meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). She brings the best of different worlds and cultures together. In addition to design and crafts Mina is interestedin food, she wrote recipes, developed food concepts, did food styling, organised living room dining and produced the cookbook Proef! Oranjebloesem, the new Moroccan cuisine with Merijn Tol.


On Tuesday, July 11 at 17:00 there is the possibility of arrival, will make sure there is a small snack waiting for you. The master classes start on Wednesday at 9:30 am, we'll work until about 17:00. On Saturday night the results are presented. On Sunday morning the studies are completed and your departure after lunch. In the evening from 19.00 - 20.30 there will be short evening classes where you can learn different techniques. In mid-June you will receive specific information about the master class that you have signed up for. You can choose one of the master classes that can accommodate up to 12 participants, mutual exchange is not possible. Cost: € 550 including accommodation and material costs Students pay: € 450 including accommodation and material costs

Early bird discount until April 1, 2017 - € 50 !!

Sign up here: Crafts Campus - Inspiratie Natuur Crafts Campus - Inspiratie China Crafts Campus - Inspiratie Japan Address: Koningin Wilhelminalaan 24 8384 GH Wilhelminaoord SaveSave