AUTUMN 2017, ENSCHEDE, THE NETHERLANDS
During this workshop I taught about vegetal dyes, thickened with various resources to make them suitable for textile printing.
Last summer, I visited Clare Island (Ireland) to give a Katazome workshop. During this workshop made stencil prints on silk with rice paste. The technique is based on the Japanese Katazome resist printing method. For the workshop I developed a simplified way of Katazome printing, making use of the natural dyes Clare Island's untamed nature has to offer.
During the 2016 Month of Engraving (Maand van de Grafiek) I participated in a group project. Click on the link to read more about this wonderful experience.
Since 2005, I design and create printed silk scarfs using the Japanese Katazome technique, a very laborious stencil printing technique. I cut stencils (katagemi) in simple patterns and combine them in different ways, leading to new patterns every time I print. See and read more at the 'Katazome' and ‘Scarves’ sections.
Ever since I started to weave in 2008 – first as an extension of my design- and craft skills – I enjoy to play and discover new combinations. During this process I focus on making samples, rather than weaving large pieces of fabric. Head over to the 'Weaving' section and see more.
This photo was taken in the Studio BonBon print workshop I operated together with Alke de Kroes (on the right) in the 80's. Read more about my experience and achievements at the 'About Me' section.
Take a look at my selection of ‘Patterns on Paper’.
Handcrafted (Katazome) silk scarves on display during the exhibition Textile Patterns (Textielpatronen) at Museum TwentseWelle, Enschede.