Events | 29 Sep, 2021
Weaving Palm Workshop
We are thrilled to feature this stunning workshop as part of Vale do Lobo Art Sessions: a selection of special art workshops and sessions led by artists from across the region including Portuguese tile painting, jewellery workshop, ceramic making and much more. All in a stunning, natural, art-inspiring setting of Vale Real. Join, fuel your creative side and take your own creations and memories back home. Family-friendly.
Weaving Palm in the Algarve is an artisanal technique, made with local palm leaves. The palm leaves, before being used, must be harvested by hand, dried and separated according to their thickness. The best quality leaves are then subjected to a bath to lighten and, if necessary, dyed. Made mainly by women, the process is divided into several phases: initially, the palm leaves are braided; then, the tips generated in the previous process are cut; finally, the piece is sewn, using palm thread.
In this workshop, you will meet a local artisan and designer, that will share with you all the secrets and techniques of this art and teach you all the process. She will show you how palm leaves are braided and teach you how to sew previously braided palm so that you can produce your own palm item (coasters, traditional trivet, small basket, other). No prior experience is required.
Your teacher was born in Venezuela and came to Portugal at the age of eight and from an early age awakened in her a taste and interest in the arts. She learned how to work the palm with her Portuguese grandmother and later, at around 17, she made this art her profession, until today. “Handmade and made with the heart” is what defines her work. She creates modern pieces but without forgetting ancestral techniques and valuing the finest materials and has her own atelier in the Algarve.
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WE FOLLOW ALL DGS RECOMMENDATIONS
- Most of our activities are organised outdoors
- We ask you to book in advance, ideally online or at Reception
- Places are limited to to ensure all safety conditions
- Please wear a mask to access the resort experiences
- We provide hand sanitizers in visible areas across the Resort
- We may measure your temperature or ask travel questions
- We request all participants to follow preventive measures, such as hand disinfection before and also during the lesson class
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