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My name is Eleni Pavlou and I live in Poros, a small island in Greece.
I always liked to do things with my hands. I learned knitting as a child, and during my studies in the University of Athens (School of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology), I found the opportunity to learn weaving. From the first moment I knew this is what I always liked to do to. With the support of my husband, we bought the first loom in 1998 and started the workshop ERGANI.
Since 2000, I work as a teacher of creative arts to young children at the Poros Crafts’ Center, where for the last five years there is a section on weaving.
I give weaving and felting seminars to adults, too.

Weaving makes me feel complete, happy, creative, calm and it gives me power and energy. It helps to express myself, to communicate with people.
Weaving is so…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 1
  • Joined November 19, 2009

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About

My name is Eleni Pavlou and I live in Poros, a small island in Greece.
I always liked to do things with my hands. I learned knitting as a child, and during my studies in the University of Athens (School of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology), I found the opportunity to learn weaving. From the first moment I knew this is what I always liked to do to. With the support of my husband, we bought the first loom in 1998 and started the workshop ERGANI.
Since 2000, I work as a teacher of creative arts to young children at the Poros Crafts’ Center, where for the last five years there is a section on weaving.
I give weaving and felting seminars to adults, too.

Weaving makes me feel complete, happy, creative, calm and it gives me power and energy. It helps to express myself, to communicate with people.
Weaving is so inspiring. The Greek tradition in weaving is very rich and inspires me most. Ι learn new techniques from books and magazines.
I love to weave traditional Greek designs and mix them with contemporary and natural shapes to make bed covers, afghans, curtains, rags, table cloths/table runners, wall hangings, pillow cases, handmade cards, weaved national and international fairy tales, handwoven toys, accessories and various ornaments. I also make custom orders.
My island, Poros, is green and full of pine trees up to the sea level. I like to live close to nature and to inlay peddles, shells, wooden sticks and other small things nature gives away. Nature shows me the best color combinations.
I am married, mother of five children.

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