2015.03.13 Textile techniques – Sewing workshop – Stitch your traditional Slovakian dress from scratch! – MORE INFO

Stitch your own traditional Slovakian dress/trouser from scratch!

Sewing workshop

designing and sewing a skirt or trouser
(Sewing with both electric and treadle sewing machine, sewing by hand,
making buttons from yarn)

Slovak Folk Costumes

Embroidered Folk Skirt Costumes or folk dress clothes identify the people living in villages, who were farming in the past. Costumes served as a protection against climate change.

The origin and development of the folk costumes were affected mainly by domestic raw materials, the type of work and employment, social class and nationality, religion and belief, contact with foreign countries and historical fashion of the higher social class. The biological characters, sex (men, women), age (children, youth and adults), the status and belonging to the family (single, married, widows). Material for the manufacture of folk clothing was determined by natural conditions and needs. They were manufacturing the skin and fur, flax, hemp and sheep wool to the textiles.

Hands of a man in folklore costumeOldest parts of the male clothing are the canopy shirt and breeches, cloth trousers and various kinds of three-quarter and long coats of fur, capes and caps. The women’s clothing from canopy is the underskirt, shirt, apron, skirt, cap, wool aprons, cloth three-quarter jackets and coats. This also included shoes and coiffure.

Costumes indicate differentiation of the regions. Various embroidery decorations, its technology, ornaments, color and composition are typical for these regions.

At the end of the 19th century Slovak costumes had about 60 variations. Costumes varied according to the decorative elements that were placed on the male and female garb, in embroideries, tissues, laces and in their techniques, ornaments and color.

Changing economic, social and political conditions in the 20th century and especially the Second World War and its consequences accelerated the gradual transition from the traditional costume to urban clothing, which in the mid-20th century infiltrated into all regions of Slovakia. Nowadays, the urban clothing is a dominant type of folk costumes also in villages.



Programme of the SEWING WORKSHOP:

Friday :
16:00 : Arrival
18:00 : Diner
19:00 : Presentation : Aim of the workshop and introduction to the tools and materials. Exercises on the sewing machine to get use to it.

Saturday :
09:00 – 17:00 : Workshop

Sunday :
09:00 – 13:00 : Workshop

Material required: Happiness
Feel free to bring your own material, yarns and fabrics or to share the fabrics you will not need any more.

Please note that you will need to take part to the second workshop →https://www.facebook.com/events/1591777577703727/?ref=98 to create your ornamentation by weaving or either bring your own ornamentation with you.

The fee is 30 EURO for one weekend, for young people under 26 years 5 EURO discount
The workshop starts on friday at 16:00, and ends on sunday at 13:00
Accomodation on matracess in own sleeping bags, all meals vegetarian.
Language of the workshop : English
Maximum number of participants : 10

For further information: hanna@zajezka.sk

The workshop is facilitated with the support of the EU programme Erasmus+

Community for life in Harmony/PHZ
Zaježová, 132
96263 Pliešovce