Maximo Laura Teaching Tour to Sweden - May

Teaching Tour:
Maximo Laura in Sweden

May 2019

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Maximo Laura Teaching Tour to Sweden May 2019

Master Tapestry Weaver Maximo Laura will be visiting Sweden in May along with his assistant teacher, Paola Laura to deliver 3 x one week workshops at different venues around Sweden. One will be in Siljansnäs, Dalarna Province. He will be teaching many of his typical textural techniques and participants will make a small wall hanging on his portable table looms. We have started a Facebook page to share information about this tour : Maximo Laura Sverige, or use the contact form to speak to us directly.

Maximo and Paola with a group of happy weavers after their course in New Zealand last year.

Maximo and Paola with a group of happy weavers after their course in New Zealand last year.

Latest Update: 29th January - Booking Now Open.

(See below for previous updates and information)

Course 1 | 6th to 10th May

Fristads Folkhögskola, Borås Confirmed.

Course 2 | 14th to 18th May

Siljansnäs, Leksand  Confirmed

Course 3 | 21st to 25th May

Uppsala area Negotiations in progress.

Price

Sk 7000 or £585
Deposit payable to secure your place Sk 1500 or  £125

Contact Rosalind Johansson via the website or email rosalindjohansson@yahoo.com
to receive details of how to pay and other information. 

Terms and conditions will shortly be up on the website and will include important guarantees like if Maximo is unable to deliver the course for any reason, your money will be returned in full.

Bank details will be sent by email in 2 working days after application is received.


Previous Updates…

UPDATE as of December 2018

We have not been able to finalise the information on this tour because it is a work in progress and we are still negotiating and arranging things.

However, the programme so far looks like this:

Course 1. 6th to 10th May inclusive at a Folkhögskola near Borås. ( This is yet to be confirmed)

Course 2. 14th to 18th May inclusive at Siljansnäs near Leksand, Dalarna. Confirmed.

Course 3. 21st or 22nd May for 5 days inclusive. Place to be announced.

The courses will include 40 hours of teaching from Maximo and Paola weaving a piece on the small portable looms he has developed for this work. They will teach a number of his textural weaving techniques and his colour blending system. All necessary materials, yarn, etc is included in the price.

Participants are responsible for their own travel to the venus and accommodation, although we can help with information about that nearer the time.

Tea, coffee, water and ‘fika’ will be available during the days. Lunch arrangements depend on the venue. At the Folkhögskola they will probably have a dining room where we can buy lunch. At Siljansnäs we may offer to make lunch that we can all share the cost of.

A note on the cost. I know this is what everyone wants to know immediately but until we have all the arrangements in place, its difficult to calculate. I don’t want to give a price and then have to raise it later. This is a non-profit making venture so the costs of getting Maximo and Paola to Sweden from Peru, their teaching fees and other costs in Sweden, domestic travel between venues for example, will be shared amongst the participants. Even if it is costly it will be cheaper than a trip to Peru, ( but don’t let me put you off from coming on one of our Textile Tours to Peru!).

Next update as soon as more information is available.

Maximo showing several of his techniques on a finished tapestry.

Maximo showing several of his techniques on a finished tapestry.

Maximo teaching during the course

Maximo teaching during the course

a proud participant with her finished tapestry.

a proud participant with her finished tapestry.