Eva is the manager of Vissinggaard and was educated as a teacher. Eva has worked
with basketry since 1983. She has taught basketry and organized courses
full-time since 1989.
Eva has exhibited in France, Germany, Holland, Canada, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland,
Scotland, Ireland and Denmark
as well as participated in craftfairs in KIC in Århus (Denmark), Risør in Norway
and Vallabregues, France. In 2003, 2004, and 2005 Eva Seidenfaden has exhibited
in the Greenhouses in the Botanic Gardens of Århus as well as Copenhagen, Denmark.
Eva has initiated Baskets4Life.
Lately part of her attention has been focused on spiral basketry from Dordogne in
France and Burkina Faso in Africa. She teaches these and other
techniques world wide.
Since 2006, Eva has been very involved in working with women and weaving in Burkina Faso.
She has set ahead a production of shopping baskets.
The name of the project is Yajibelena. Contact Eva or
Villages Artisanal in Ougadougou.
The latest big challenge is a weaving project in the Northern Province in Zambia. The project
is funded by Lumwana Mining Industry with focus on designing and weaving, creating new jobs
and turnover for local basket makers. The project is initiated with Ane Lyngsgaard from Denmark.
The organisation of the project is run by Josephine Makondo (picture below) from Luwaka
The book "The Art of Basketry - The Perigord Technique
and Tradition" was published in 2003, and it describes these techniques.
"Shopping Baskets - get rid of the plastic bags,
go for the shopping baskets" is an ongoing project initiated by Eva
Seidenfaden in January 2006 at Vissinggaard and in 2007 in Burkina Faso.
50 women are now involved in an export of multiple models.
Eva is part of the group Baskets4Life.
She travels around the world to all sorts of basketry festivals, symposiums and
get-togethers, she meets with fascinating and interesting personalities within
basketry in order to gain knowledge, techniques and inspiration for the