Updated: Mar 29, 2020
Last week I returned to the heart of Austria's wine region, to teach a 3 day practical workshop in stone mosaics in garden design.
The workshop began with students each creating their own mosaic stepping stone before all working together to create a wonderful mosaic panel featuring the symbol of the local town (Langenlois), this being grape vine tendrils.
For this we used locally sourced stones that came from the river famous river Danube which flows close by the town. We also used some slate to create the vine tendrils.
The mosaic panel will be installed in a public place in the village this summer. It will built into a dry stone wall as part of this years Stine&Wein event, where we will also be building a number of dry stone pyramids.
This is sure to be a great event. more details can be found on the website here.
While there I also took the opportunity to walk through the schools gardens to look at some of the projects build during past Stine & Wein events. Helmut began these dry stone walling events back in 2015. An event I was lucky enough to be at (read about that first event here in my old blog post).
Walking around the gardens of the college, it is wonderful to see how all these dry-stone structures live in harmony with the soft landscaping.