Σεμινάριο κατασκευής Χειροποίητης Εσπαντρίγιας
Make Your Own Espadrilles Workshop
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Θα κατασκευάσουμε το πιο διαχρονικό παπούτσι του καλοκαιριού… χειροποίητες εσπαντρίγιες…. και τσάντα ασορτί…. αρκεί να υπάρχει το κέφι και η όρεξη για δημιουργία!
Στη τιμή του σεμιναρίου είναι ΔΩΡΟ τα υλικά που θα χρησιμοποιήσετε:
ένα ζευγάρι σόλες εσπαντρίγιας* PRYM
ποικιλία ειδικών διακοσμητικών νημάτων
δερμάτινη ή βαμβακερή επένδυση
(συνολικής αξίας 15€)
*διατίθενται παιδικά νούμερα 26–35 και γυναικεία & ανδρικά νούμερα 36-41
Για την κατασκευή της εσπαντρίγιας απαιτείται χρήση γερού και ανθεκτικού υφάσματος, το οποίο μπορείτε να προμηθευτείτε από το εργαστήριο (υψηλής ποιότητας βαμβακερό καραβόπανο ειδικό για εσπαντρίγιες , Ολομέταξα σαντούκ-Σουά σοβάζ σε υπέροχα χρώματα, ή δέρμα nappa – ενα εξαιρετικό, απαλό και εύκαμπτο δέρμα, από 4 έως 20 ευρώ επιπλέον για κάθε ζευγάρι εσπαντρίγιες), ή να φέρετε ύφασμα της επιλογής σας.
Το κόστος του εργαστηρίου είναι:
– 45€ το ατομικό μάθημα –
-35€ το άτομο για ομάδα 2 ατόμων –
-30€ το άτομο για ομάδα 3-4 ατόμων.
Το σεμινάριο διαρκεί 3-4 ώρες και πραγματοποιείται στο εργαστήριο Milos Crafts στον Αδάμαντα Μήλου.
Ημερομηνίες και ώρες κατόπιν συνεννόησης.
Το σεμινάριο είναι κατάλληλο για αρχάριους και δεν απαιτεί ειδικές γνώσεις ή εμπειρία.
Πολύχρωμες κλωστές, υφάσματα, δέρματα, αλυσίδες, κορδόνια, χάντρες, τρούκ, και άλλα πολλά, σας περιμένουν!
Make You Own Espadrilles Workshop.
Always a summertime favourite, come and create your own unique espadrilles in our professionally equipped island workshop!
Each class is 3 – 4 hours and is suitable for beginners.
Materials included in the price are:
a pair of PRYM espadrilles soles
a wide choice of decorative threads
leather or cotton lining
Total value of which is 15€
The fabric required for the espadrilles needs to be sturdy and hard-wearing and can be purchased at reasonable cost from the studio, or brought from home.
Our materials are especially suitable for footwear and range in price from 4 euro to 20 euro to complete a pair of espadrilles and include:
Heavy-duty woven cotton perfect for that boho-look. 4€
White woven cotton canvas suitable for *decoration and painting scenes and motifs. 6€
(*beading, embroidery, appliqué etc. This requires further arrangements due to needing more time)
Beautiful canvas backed shantung silk in rich jewel colours, perfect for a special occasion such as a wedding. 10€
Soft nappa leather, available in natural and metallic colours 15€ – 20€
45€ euro for a one-on-one private workshop
35€ per person for a workshop of two people
30€ per person for a workshop of three or more people.
Maximum of 5 students. Refreshments included.
Sharing some behind the scenes of one of our current sustainable design series called “Once Upon a Time” which will soon be available in outlets on Milos, as well as at the studio shop.
Using eco-friendly cork as an alternative to animal leather, these cruelty-free, vegan bags are lined with non-bleached cotton which is hand screen-printed with water based Eco-inks, all completely designed and handcrafted here on Milos in our little design studio.
Each clutch bag is unique, telling its own story, and can be personalized, with initials or name, embossed onto a cloud and sewn onto the front of the bag.
Perfect for summer!
Eco-dyeing eggs for Greek Easter with onion skins, turmeric and red cabbage.
The eggs were pre-boiled and allowed to cool before being decorated with gathered flowers and then wrapped in old pantyhose. The onion skins, turmeric and red cabbage were boiled separately with 2 tbsps white vinegar and then cooled before adding the eggs.
While I was out gathering the flowers, I met this beautiful butterfly. It flew around me three times as I think I disturbed it’s lunch….it was quite big and a strong flyer. According to this site it’s one of the largest butterflies in Europe! Strangely it’s called the Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) even thought it’s not actually scarce. I felt very honored!
This Milos Mini-Bag design is inspired by two things:
The lines “The kisses of your lips are honey, my love” from the Song of Solomon 4:11,
and this Elsa Schiaparelli evening coat at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Elsa Schiaparelli had a wonderful, quirky way of seeing the world. Her designs were often considered shocking, playing with contradictions and opposites, her first perfume was actually called Shocking.
An innovative designer, way ahead of her time…she’s credited with designing the first culottes and wrap-dress, and the first clothes with visible zippers. The New Yorker’s Paris correspondent at the time said, “A dress from Schiaparelli ranks like a modern canvas” , having effectively turned her fashion creations into art. Have a look at this bug necklace , it’s quite amazing when you consider it was made, and worn, in 1938 as part of her Pagan Collection inspired by Botticelli’s lush paintings.
Schiaparelli collaborated with many artists of the day, such as Salvador Dali, believing that fashion and art share the same goals – to enrich and deepen an understanding of the world that surrounds us. In fact Coco Chanel, Schiaparelli’s greatest rival, referred to her as “The Italian artist who makes clothes.”
Here is an excerpt from a Vogue article about her early life: “Berated by her mother for her homely looks, she grew up thinking of whimsical ways to beautify herself. Her astronomer uncle tried to allay her concerns about a cluster of moles on her cheek by noting their resemblance to the Big Dipper; years later, she recreated the constellation on the chairs in her salon, in embroideries, and on a cherished brooch. Schiap once took flower seeds and sowed them in her ears, mouth, and nose, in the hopes that she would blossom into a beauty. “To have a face covered with flowers like a heavenly garden would indeed be a wonderful thing!”
Some links for further reading.
And so, inspired by the great artist/designer that is Schiaparelli, I’m working on this series of Milos Mini-Bags.
Milos Mini Bags
Stitching leather raindrops onto the front main-body piece of the
“Behind the moon, beyond the rain… somewhere over the rainbow”
– leather mini bag inspired by the ballad originally sung by Judy Garland in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz Of the many cover versions, Israel Kamakawiw’ole ‘s is unforgettable.
I’ve been wanting to do an “In Your Face Bag” for a while and decided this beautiful bronze nappa leather would make cool hair. It was fun making the pattern and it’s amazing how much the expression can change just by rearranging the eyes.
I’m at last posting some details of my current project. I’ve wanted to make vegan bags for a long time but really didn’t like the idea of working with plastic…then I found “cork leather”. Cork comes from the bark of an oak tree, the magnificent Cork Oak or Quercus Suber. and is probably better known as being made into wine bottle stoppers. This cork-leather comes from sustainably managed cork forests in Portugal, which is thinly sliced to become manageable like fabric.
I’m so pleased that I’ve found an eco-friendly alternative for those who don’t want accessories made of animal leather. I’m not fond of plastic and have found this material to be a delight to work with.
Here are a few enlightening articles about Greenwashing and vegan leathers (which I suspect are really plastic)