Many years after our partnership in the form of Studio BonBon, Alke de Kroes and I joined forces again. During the exhibition ‘Textile Patterns’ (TextielPatronen) at Museum TwentseWelle, Alke and I presented our current work.
Alke designed textiles especially for this exhibition and printed these patterns on tablecloths. Her inspiration came from the textile collection and archive of the museum; textiles that were made by textile factories in Enschede between 1950 and 1980. Surrounded by a selection of the original designs that inspired her while designing her pattern, the tablecloths were showcased on large tables.
During this exhibition, I displayed a selection of Katazome scarves. The design of my Scarves arises by combining a variety of handcrafted printed silk textile swatches. Hence, every single scarf that leaves my atelier forms a unique piece. The technique that I use for printing is a Japanese resist printing method, known as Katazome.