The Art of Textile Printing – A Workshop with Veliye Marti
ELDOKU spent an extraordinary weekend, a very interesting and extremly productive experience, at the Open Air Museum YASAM KÖY (Living Village), close to Beypazari/ Macun Köy. The workshop took place under the leadership of the artist Veliye Marti.
The course participants got the chance to get an insight into this old textile art and were introduced to the technique by printing their own patterns. Ms. Marti shared her knowledge, collected over years by investigating and practising. She talked about her experiences and supported the group members while working. Step by step we learned how such a piece of art arises: From the producing of the stamp pad and the stamp, the recommended dyes and fabrics up to the print itself.
The wonderful atmosphere of the open air museum in the middle of the nature, the hosts openness, the cosy little restaurant with its friendly stuff and the tasty menu contributed to the success of this workshop.