Eva Seidenfaden
Big Willow and Basketry Day - Revival and Final
Burkina Weave
Yajibelena, Burkina Faso
Ingcebethu, Zimbabwe
Other Projects
Previous Exhibitions



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Other Projects


Based on the positive experience weaving with makenge roots and rush in 2016, Eva and Ane Lyngsgaard is now collaborating with Mumwa Craft Ass. in Mongu and Nzito Design in Lusaka on a new project.
The idea is to continue developing the tatinga design using makenge roots, but also find innovative ways of handling rush, that is found so plentyful in that area in Zambia. Anelma Savolainen from Finland has joined us as instructor in this domain.
New products that contain weaving, wood and metal will be launched and marketed with the help from Nzito during the 2 years the program is running.
To increase the weaver's livelihood, to create relevant and contemporary products that can supply the traditional basketry, and focus on marketing are the key substantials for this project.
This project is supported by the Finnish Embassy in Lusaka.
Tatinga series, 2016.

Mumwa Crafts Organization
Weaving with Makenge roots in Mongu, Western Province, Zambia.
Mumwa Crafts Organization, Ane Lyngsgaard and Eva Seidenfaden from Basket4life initiate a coorperation in March 2016.
Mumwa Crafts Association buys crafts from its members and sells them locally, regionally and internationally. It has 3,500 members comprised of 1500 male and 2,000 female and the beneficiaries are the local community.
Our task and purpose is to teach different techniques and designs using local materials.

Emma collaboration
June 26 – August 4
The 2016 Emma International Collaboration is a weeklong invitational event for professional and emerging artists which encourages a sharing of knowledge and skills through unrestrained art- making in a variety of media. There are no 'rules' per se, except to work and to experience the creative energy that has been assembled at this time, and in this one location.
See more: www.emmacollaboration.com

Exchange, Baskets4Life
September – October 2016
Exchange visit including courses for baskt4life members with Lupane Womens' Centre, Zimbabwe Binga Craftcentre, Zimbabe, working with street artists, Vic falls Zimbabwe, and Muwa Craftcentre, Zambia


Basketry Training in Zambia, 2012
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Travelling to Burkina Faso, October 2011
In order to develop the shopping basket project, in particular bicycle baskets and setting new projects ahead.

Bicycle basket produced in Burkina Faso

Baskets from Burkina Faso, Yajibilina
[ 17 pictures ]

Burkina Faso, 2011
[ 5 pictures ]

Studying basketry in Germany and France with Joan Carrigan, June 2011

Studying basketry in Germany and France with Joan Carrigan, June 2011
[ 10 pictures ]

Craft fair in Risør, Norway, July 2011
Craft fair in Risør, Norway, July 2011

Finland, 2011
Coruse and study trip to Anna Maria Väitäinen and Simo Lappi.

Course and study trip to Finland, 2011
[ 7 pictures ]

Craft fair in Vallabregues, France, with Baskets4life, August 2011

Craft fair in Vallabregues, France, with Baskets4life, August 2011
[ 5 pictures ]

Studying basketry in Zambia, 2011

Market in Lusaka, Zambia, 2011
[ 7 pictures ]

Project start in Northern Province, 2011
[ 6 pictures ]


Transperency and baskets at Frederecia Messecenter, 2009

Transperency and baskets at Frederecia Messecenter, 2009

Focus on bark, Vissinggaard 2009
Focus on bark was a masterclass with Joan Carrigan, Tim Johnson and Anna Maria Väaitainen as teachers. Special guests were Dororthy Gill Barnes and David Drew. We worked with bark in every thinkable ways.

Focus on bark, Vissinggaard 2009
[ 81 pictures ]

Lichtenfels, September 2009
The basketry fair in Lichtenfels in Germany had it’s 30th anniversary in 2009.
Due to that Baskets4life were invited to create a large installation in front of the church, teach at the German basketry school, exhibit our own shopping baskets as well as the African shopping baskets at the ”Stadtschloss” and to give a number of talks on Danish basket makers, Danish traditions and the importance and innovation of the basketry going on in Denmark.
We also got the opportunity to show and sell our own basketry and the African baskets in 3 stands in the market itself.
It was an exciting and demanding challenge for the group.

We thoroughly enjoyed being part of the huge basketry fair and it was extremely rewarding to feel what 9 people can do together when tasks are divided among us and where the dialogue is open and imagination for solving problems is huge.

We hope and believe that Danish basketry once again has profiled itself as worthy, new and interesting and hope that Baskets4life can be used for similar projects in the future.

Lichtenfels, 2009

Visit from Lichtensfeld, October 2010
[ 12 pictures ]

Africa Now, Dialog 09, Århus, Denmark, 2009
Transparency - An exhibition in collaboration with Christophe Sawadogo from Burkina Faso.

Transperance, 2009
[ 8 pictures ]

Participation in the African Market with baskets and interactive teaching with the audience. Curved wodden balls made in Burkina Faso were transformed into individual designs. Baobab trees made by street kids from Ouagadouga were painted by Danish school kids and so each tree got it's own story.

Dialog 09, Africa Now
[ 11 pictures ]

Ceramics & Willow - A challenge, Archantus, Risør, Norway, spring 2008

Course in Israel, spring 2008

Teaching and experiencing the basketry world with Joan Carrigan, fall 2008

Build up a basketry workshop at Kologh Naba in Bukina Faso in colaboration with Anne Lyngsgaard and Annette Balle and Hanne Vistisen, fall 2008

Santa Claus' Workshop in Kologh Naba, Burkina Faso.

Santa Claus' workshop in Kologh Naba, Burkina Faso
[ 10 pictures ]

Basketry course in Israel with participation from Jewish and Arab women
We visited Michal who has established a little paradise where date palms is the theme. Her goal is to show how palm trees have been used in different ways throughout time.

[ 14 pictures ]

We also visited a number of women projects who all promoted craft activities.