Cultural Threads, Textile Museum

Memory Unsettled, Celio Braga, detail, 2016, photo artyembroidery.com Textile Museum commisions new works In 2018 the Textielmuseum at Tilburg (the Netherlands), asked four Dutch artists to develop new works in cooperation with their TextielLab. Leading inspiration for the museum was the book Cultural Threads by Jessica Hemmings (2014). Some artists unraveled histories and searched for […]

Book about Mark Making

Embroidery is … making marks. You never looked at it that way, did you? Batsford publishing/Pavilion Books Company Ltd, https://www.pavilionbooks.com/imprints/batsford Covering the surface When embroidering, in fact you’re covering the surface of textile with different stitches. Those become marks. Helen Parrott has written a book about this, Mark-making in Textile Art (2013). In the book she shows […]

Antique lace necklace

embroidered necklace, antique lace, glass beads, Mique Menheere, 2015, photo artyembroidery.com Some years ago I was shopping in the city of Nijmegen. By accident I came across an antique store. Normally that kind of shop doesn’t have my special interest. But somehow this time I decided to take a look. Quite quickly my eyes fell […]