workshop paper and wire in Munich

beispielarbeiten_3bilder_1000xIf you want to create with paper and wire the upcoming workshop at the MachWerk München (Schulstraße 1, Neuhausen) is for you! On Saturday, 25th of November, we will combine paper and wire to create delicate wall pieces, small objects or christmas decoration. Apart from paper and wire we will also use wallpaper paste and – depending on what you like – yarn, beads, found objects etc.. Participants are shown techniques for creating floral wreaths and little wire houses. My main aim for the day will be to give your creativity space and support you in realizing your own wire and paper projects.

The workshop starts at 9.30 a.m. and ends at 4.30. p.m. There will be a lunch and coffee break.

I will bring along wire, paper, wallpaper paste and tools. All you need to bring is an interest in experimenting. And – if you want – also

  • paper you like to work with: e.g. tissue paper, wrapping paper, book pages. For working with wallpaper paste the paper should be absorbent
  • your own wire working tools (pliers), if you have one
  • wire of your choice. Simple binding wire (ca. 0,6 mm thick, iron) is available in the workshop. If you like to work with coloured or thin wire you get those at craft shops.
  • wallpaper paste takes some time to dry. all purpose adhesives are a faster alternative.
  • additional materials of your choice: beads, buttons, yarns, natural materials ,…
  • pen and paper for making sketches
  • a container to transport your creations home


  • cost per person: 65 EUR

    number of participants: minimum 4, maximum 12.

    Please email is@ines-seidel.de to register. I will send you payment details and further information. Registration is valid after payment has been made.
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    hold us

    may the story hold you and me. Ines Seidel
    May the story hold me, may it be LARGE and bear all of me, may it last long enough to define my FEATURES.
    May the story hold YOU, may it be LARGE and bear you, may it last long ENOUGH TO DEFINE your features.
    MAY THE STORY hold you and me, may it be large AND BEAR US. May it last long enough to carve out our FEATURES. May it give US NAMES. MAY it be loose enough so we CAN SEE THROUGH IT. MAY IT BE DENSE ENOUGH TO HOLD US FOR A WHILE TOGETHER. MAY THE STORY HOLD YOU AND ME. May it hold us. May it hold you and me. May the story hold all of us.

    May the story hold me, may it be large and bear ALL of me. May it last LONG ENOUGH TO DEFINE my features.
    May the story hold you. May it be LARGE and bear all of you. May it last long enough to define your FEATURES.
    May THE STORY HOLD YOU AND ME. May the story be large + bear all of US. May it last long ENOUGH to define our FEATURES. May it give us NAMES. May it be loose ENOUGH so we CAN SEE through it. May it be dense enough to hold US for a while together. May it HOLD US. May it hold YOU + ME. May it give US NAMES. MAY it carve out our features. MAY THE STORY HOLD ALL OF ME AND ALL OF YOU. May THE STORY HOLD ALL OF US. MAY IT HOLD US TOGETHER. May it last long enough to CARVE OUT OUR FEATURES.
    may it be a good story.

    text inside and outside of the bowl.

    may the story hold you and me. Ines Seidel
    bowl from wire and teabags, text written with ink; covered with wax.
    head shapes from concrete made with sand, paper and cement; paint.
    The sculpture is 18 cm in diameter and 9 cm high.
    may the story hold you and me. Ines Seidel

    The astonished book

    The astonished book - detail
    The book
    Got older
    And into the cellar
    Nine years of hope
    Motionless, in yellow
    End abruptly with a yearning
    for simplification:
    To rip out pages
    Separately, in sections
    Wordwise, folding the cocoon
    Nine months or hours
    Later, with the first sun ray
    Opens slowly
    The binding und releases
    A tender and still unguarded
    Little letter
    o
    The astonished book - Ines Seidel
    The poem from March 2013 led to the astonished book which had a different name before its transformation.

    New word hangings

    word hanging "Loops" - Ines SeidelAt a hobby shop I discovered 25×25 cm pieces of wire mesh. They seemed perfect for stabilizing words on the loose! My first experiment was with text loops circling around the wire. It created an atmospheric 3D structure.
    For my second experiment I wanted to sew the text to the wire. I cut Scandinavian troll tales into stripes, marked some with Indian ink and waxed them partially before stitching. The structure got more dense and ready to absorb some characters.
    word hanging troll tales - Ines Seidel

    More pictures (click to enlarge)

    word hanging troll tales - detail

    detail with faces

    word hanging troll tales from the back

    from the back

    working on the word hanging troll tales

    work in progress

    word hanging Loops - detail

    detail

    two word hangings

    two word hangings













    My first word hangings are heroic legends, crocheted with wool. Have a look!