Project days
at the Hirschb├╝hlschule
in Titisee 2010

In a project group we told year one to four students about life in Afghanistan in words and pictures. Everybody then was given a square embroidered by an Afghan girl as a starting point for their own work and a neutral piece of fabric (calico) to work on. The aim was to make the square part of a textile piece and thus create a new image. The final work was stretched over a square wooden frame. Under our supervision the students worked with all kinds of textile materials, such as fabric, wool, embroidery threads, different colours, beads etc. The students were free to pick and mix materials and techniques. The results were impressive and everybody enjoyed the process. Two girls who hardly knew each other before, spontaneously joined forces to create a piece of work together.
Text and photographs by Antje Walter, Titisee/Black Forest, Germany
Translated into English by Solveigh Goett