Processing maize leaves

Haslach an der Mühl, Oberösterreich, Österreich

Wall hangings, coasters, baskets

In this course, we will take a step-by-step approach to processing corn husks.

We will twist the leaves into a string, stretch the string onto wooden moulds and create beautiful objects by knotting and weaving them.
This is a very old craft that makes use of the incredible resilience and stability of corn leaves. This technique has a meditative quality and can be further developed individually once the basic principles have been learnt.

  • package without accommodation
  • duration: 14,00 hours

Participants: anyone who is interested in working with natural materials
Prerequisites: none, but advanced weavers are also very welcome
Number of participants: max. 10 people
Course leader: THOMAS PÖCHTRAGER, Austria
Born in 1979, studied ethnology and social economics, worked for five years as a teacher and in regional development in Romania, founder of Fair Craft (platform for traditional crafts), workshops in Tyrol and Vienna, corn cultivation in the Mühlviertel and in Lower Austria, lives and works in Vienna.
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Course times: Fri 17:00-20:00, Sat 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:30, Sun 9:00-12:00
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  • € 199,00 per person
  • bookable from 1 person
Travel period (01.03.2024 - 03.03.2024)
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01.03.2024, 17:00to03.03.2024, 12:00

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Course fee: 199 Euro, for students 179 Euro (excluding material costs)
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  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples


Processing maize leaves
Textile Centre Haslach an der Mühl
Stahlmühle 4
4170 Haslach an der Mühl

Phone+43 7289 72300
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