Monday, October 28, 2013


Less than a week ago I was able to lunch in the garden, today a storm was blowing over. What a difference one week can bring. Lucky not much damage, that could not be put right:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

new book

One more week before the publishing date of a Dutch weaving book by Marian Stubenitsky. It will be launched at the National Weaving Day on November 2nd.
A beautiful informative publication including many illustrations / photos. Marian is an expert in colour weaving.
An English version will come out next year!

Looking forward to the weaving day next week as there will be a talk by Loan Oei on textiles from prehistory to the future. Years ago I attended a memorable talk that she gave, together with Cecile de Kegel, about their publication The Elements of Design. There were 2 screens and lots of pictures coming on the screens left and right. It was so energizing and stimulating. So, expecting great things from her talk next week: From spinning web to World Wide Web, textile, the red thread in history.
Another talk that day will be by Andreas Möller. As I went to his master-class earlier this year, this talk will be no surprise to me, but nice to revisit his ideas and meet up again with him.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Two days ago I noted that a spider web on my window was iridescent.
I made a photo from the inside and the iridescence is just visible.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

indian summer

October 22nd and I had lunch outside in my garden!!  :-)
Unheard of here
My thermometer reads 28°C , always higher as it is in a sunny spot ;-)

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Good to see Vlisco on the news here today.
For the first time they are part of the DDW in Eindhoven.
I love their designs.


I've seen the wooll-e today for real.
What a fun Dutch Design product!
I went to see them at the home exhibition in Utrecht today.
My challenge now will be to weave a sleeve so that I will be able change the wooll-e and make it my own.
This will have to wait until my current project is finished and that will take the remainder of this year.
But the felt sleeves are already beautiful.
My order is now placed and the colours are chosen.
So, looking forward to the wooll-e sometime next month :-)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

flowers again

So enjoying the flowers, they are opening up beautifully.

Monday, October 14, 2013

flowers + project

I was given this lovely bunch of flowers this weekend, 
1 meter high they are! They are opening up nicely.
For the moment not much time for weaving as I'm busy with an intensive project, though related to weaving, it is completely out of my comfort zone, but I'm enjoying it.
I will talk about it when it's finished.

Our guild meeting last Friday was so much fun. We are going to weave moire this winter and are having Ineke Elsinga from Tissien as our tutor. What a humour she has. Already looking forward to next month meeting.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

textile symposium

I've just come back from a 2-day Textile Symposium at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. What an interesting 2 days this was. Many different speakers, so now I look at several exhibits in a different way, after hearing the story behind the objects. We were also taken on a tour to the ateliers where restoration takes place,  where costumes are stored and also the teaching unit for textile conservation of University of Amsterdam. They are all located in the same building near the Rijksmuseum. We were also treated to a guided tour through Stedelijk Museum. I had not been there after it's re-opening last year.
An interesting development that we were told about is that costume curators from 7 Dutch Museums are now collaborating together under the name ModeMuze and will be setting up a website so that their collections will be a valuable online resource for students. Brilliant initiative.
For now there is a link at facebook and Pinterest.