we have three workshops: ceramics, textile printing & Weaving.

We are making high quality art and craft made by artist at the ELC Art & Craft Centre.


We are making hand woven rugs with different designs made from our hand-spun and dyed Karakul Wool from Namibia, and tapestries with narrative pictures of Zulu and Biblical cultural themes, storytelling and scenes from today’s everyday life. 
The whole process from carding raw wool, spinning, dyeing to actual weaving of a rug or tapestry is made in the workshop.


Part of the process:
The wool is washed with pure natural soap and waste yarn/end pieces from the looms are collected, re-combed, spun and put back into production. The dyes are carefully measured so that all dyestuff is sucked into the wool. If the strongest shade of colour is dyed a second, third and fourth colour is dyed until the dye bath is clear. The aid chemicals are acetic acid and Glauber salt. Warp ends are used as strings or in the plating of the ends.

Mothproofing is discontinued as the chemical is prohibited on the International market for environmental reasons and no more produced.


Practical work from mixing the clay, throwing, coiling, decorating, bisket firing, glazing to actually making own pots and sculptures.

Unburnt clay is crushed, grinded, mixed with water and re-used in the production. Burnt failed pots are also crushed and used as reinforcement in the clay for larger products.

Textile printing

We are mixing the dyes and printing paste, printing repeat on the table, dyeing fabric, using the heater and washing machine. Make the screens and squeegees and transfer designs from paper/photo/ onto the screen to actually making own designs. We also have sewers for making the finishing work and also makes bags and covers.

Part of the process:
Reactive dyes (hot dyes) are used in the dyeing of fabrics and for the printing of fabrics for clothes and interior designs. They are chemically combined with the cellulose molecule by heat, cannot be washed out and the design prints through the material. In a window they shine as glass windows in a Church. The dye stuff is measured carefully, so that all dyestuff is sucked up by the cellulose fibre. Help chemicals are common salt, urea and thickening from seaweeds.
Printing pastes: Pigment dyes are fastened on top of the fibre with an acrylic binder and heat and is presently used as printing ink as it requires less water in production. However, pigment dyes will gradually be replaced by Reactive Dyes, as the water situation improves, but will be kept in use in production of T-shirts and assesoirs.