Wednesday 4 October 2023, Meet Karin Altmann and Christiane Seufferlein about the Flax Life Cycle
16:00 - 17:00 BST (British Summer Time)
Online event, hosted on Zoom by Karin Altmann and Christiane Seufferlein
Karin Altmann is an Austrian textile artist and researcher and has been teaching in the Department of Textile Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna since 2004. In addition, she has initiated a number of transcultural projects with international partners from Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Japan, Ghana and Mali as well as art projects with children, people with disabilities, refugees and women in psychological and social needs. For more than 15 years she has been passionately researching ancient textile techniques at home and abroad, bringing them into the present, and exploring their potential for the future.
Christiane Seufferlein is a textile artist and teacher of textile crafts based in Austria. Christiane has been teaching spinning on the hand spindle and spinning wheel, dyeing and making paints out of natural materials. Living in an area rich in linen history, her work focuses on the connection between the old ways of processing and spinning flax and a modern interpretation of the culturally important fibre. Christiane Seufferlein is also collecting life and linen stories from the people around her and preserves the legacy of old Mühlviertel dowry flax in her project, Berta’s Flax.
Meet the Maker event description:
This is a part of a series of Meet the Maker sessions that will give you a short introduction to textile makers and designers. The event will consist of a talk and demonstration with Karin Altmann and Christiane Seufferlein. The session will introduce you to the project Berta’s flax, the process from flax seed to textile, and will provide you insights into the upcoming online workshop, Flax Life Cycle (dates to be confirmed).
There will be time for questions at the end of their talk.
The event will be recorded and a recording sent to ticket holders after the event. Please allow 7 workings days for us to send you the recording.
All Meet the Maker sessions are non-refundable.