donderdag 30 oktober 2014

MY KIND OF YELLOW






I'm glad to be behind the loom again.
It has been a while.
This scarf is for a girl I was in school with a very long time ago,
but always nice to 'discover' each other again. :-)

The last picture shows the motif that will repeat now and then,
but there will be many other suprises...
(but don't mind the colour in that photograph,
taking pictures in the evening is risky business...)
I'm back to the loom now.
Before you leave, maybe watch this video.
The beauty of tapestry...


 

zondag 12 oktober 2014

MY CURTAINS

 




They are installed!
The hotel opens next week as a part of Interieur 2014.
I had a sneak peak of the rooms
and I was impressed.

My curtains are inspired by the building itself.
When I walked through the rooms the first thing
that caught me were all the tiles and colours.
I took photographs of each room and selected all colours out of the pictures.
They became the vertical lines.
So (almost) each colour present in the building is present on the fabric.
I made for all 4 windows a different drawing of white lines on the coloured lines.
The drawing evolves from simple to complex,
but in subtle way.
The designs are digitally printed on cotton.

A real photoshoot is following,
I hope to give you more pictures!
:-)


woensdag 1 oktober 2014

HERE IT IS







As promised in my previous post,
the black and white scarf.
Our trip to England has been great:
we found a few suppliers of wool
and good materials to dye with,
so I'm ready to experiment.
We did beautiful walks in the Yorkshire Dales,
met lots of sheep, enjoyed wind and sun,
and ate and drank too much.
Since monday we also have a new little friend Tokio.
You can see her here. :-)
Our nephew found her on the street alone
and we couldn't resist...

Don't forget about Eyes/Nights Only,
my curtains are printed,
but haven't seen them yet,
so again more news next time! :-)



zondag 21 september 2014

BLACK AND WHITE








That's the closest I get to black and white (and some grey).
The picture below is the scarf ready and drying in the sun,
so soon more pictures...
I have been sourcing for new materials and material suppliers
and the plan is to dye some wool myself.
Next week Jeffrey and I are driving to England,
on the hunt for wool.
So soon more pictures about that too!

Nothing (work and life) has been the same lately,
but I can't tell you more about that for now.
It's in a positive way, no worries.
Change is inevitable
and I'm floating on that wave.
:-)





dinsdag 9 september 2014

HYPNOPOMPIC - KUSTAA SAKSI





"The collection title, Hypnopompic refers to a state
of sensory confusion leading out of sleep,
when the state of awakening gets mixed with the dream
world into a surreal reality.
It is an exceptional state of consciousness, in which one
may experience the presence of, or see creatures and animals,
such as spiders, monkeys and insects.
Hypnopompic state has also been affiliated with visual
delusions caused by migraine. These graphic patterns,
designs and textures are thought to have contributed
to the traditions of ornamentation, mosaic and textile"

The Amsterdam based and internationally appreciated
artist Kustaa Saksi showcases the collection Hypnopompic,
presenting surreal and unique artworks manufactured with
jacquard weaving technique. The textiles are made of mohair
and alpaca wool, cotton and synthetic materials,
such as phosphate and metallic acrylic thread.
Kustaa Saksi (b. 1975) lives and works in Amsterdam.
In addition to his artistic production, he is known as
an awarded graphic designer in Finland and abroad.
Saksi has designed wall paintings to cover skyscrapers,
as well as patterns and tapestry. 

http://alfaechozulu.com/

And for those living in Belgium:
The works are part of Design September in Brussels,
from 11 - 24 september in Botanique,
info here:
http://botanique.be/nl/tentoonstelling/kustaa-saksi-hypnopompic
and here:
http://www.finncult.be/kustaa-saksi-hypnopompic-design-september/


maandag 1 september 2014

WHAT'S GOING ON




A New Project!
http://eyesnightsonly.be/
I made a drawing for curtains,
those curtains will be in the DIFT room.
It's not a weaving project,
the drawing will be printed.
But that's something I will be doing more in the future.
Do visit Eyes/Nights Only,
it's a special place,
with the most beautiful floors and rooms,
and a chapel... :-)




And I started a new collection,
plants / leaves / branches,
to draw.
That collection has to lead to a textile collection:
drawings of these plants / leaves / branches.
It's a new part of my time spent here in my workroom.
Besides 'Weefkot' (weaving place)
I now also have a 'Tekenkot' (drawing place).
Busy times coming up...


donderdag 14 augustus 2014

MY BLUE WOVEN SHOES





For those who remember, 
Yesterday they arrived, 
my electric blue shoes.
I must say they want me to do this more,
maybe another pair? 
:-)