Workshop for making modern textiles with the elements of traditional handicrafts, 10-14 June, 2020, Loznica, Serbia


Handicrafts produced during the workshop  presented at the Exhibition “The return of the old textiles” organized on 19th Jun in the Museum Jadar in Loznica, Serbia.

The workshop dedicated to modern textile making with elements of traditional handicrafts took place from 10th to 14th of July 2020 in Loznica. It gathered women from several associations from the Cross-Border Region of “Drina – Sava”: “Etnokreativa” from Janja, B&H, Kreativna Industrija KISA – Sabac, Udruzenje “Mina Karadzic” Loznica and Kreativna vizija Loznica, Serbia. Participants had a chance to improve the knowledge about crafts together with gaining the possibility of finding employment and achieving economic empowerment by applying what has been learned.

The workshop is based on training participants to turn old textile handicrafts into a new useful object- tote bag. The training included modeling, tailoring, sewing, ironing and item designing. Participants used existing gobelins, tapestries, weaves and embroideries for their new work, making them part of a new, modern textile product. With this new way of thinking, using imagination and creativity, this workshop have shown that ones can make an item that has a high aesthetic and use value.

The activity is a part of the project “Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe: value chain investment support and capacity building” implemented by SWG RRD and GIZ.