Stewart Francis Easton, Innovative Embroiderer

Lojong 9, Stewart Francis Easton, photo courtesy SFE Embroidered meditation Some years ago I rediscovered embroidering, after having paused for nearly 40 years. I needed some quietness in my head in exciting times. My restarting worked out well for me. Embroidering gave me such a “Zen feeling” again. In the meantime I have met a […]

Catalogue In-between Microcosmo y Macrocosmo, Alexandra Knie

Study of near Earth asteroid 253 Mathilde, 2018, Alexandra Knie, acrylic, machine embroidery on canvas wood panel, photo courtesy by the artist Our universe … it’s origin … it’s boundaries… Since my early childhood these topics interest me. So my eyes lit up when I discovered this catalogue with embroidered “spacy art” of artist Alexandra […]

I am me, Sue Stone

Sue Stone, textile artists, stimulates us with this series I am me to wonder about identity and our urge to categorize. This is me 11, Sue Stone, photo courtesy by the artist This is me, bag lady, Sue Stone, photo courtesy by the artist This is the portrait that appeals to Sue Stone the most. […]

Alexandra Drenth, yourneys without sense of time

Alexandra wild, detail, Alexandra Drenth, courtesy by the artist January 2018, I’m reading the latest issue of Embroidery, the textile art magazine. I turn a page. And hold my breath… when facing the work of Alexandra Drenth. Wów. I am so impressed… So many details. Such a bright red yarn used. Meaningful texts. Beautiful used […]

Exposition Hand Schrift Pauline Nijenhuis

Carnival, Pauline Nijenhuis, 2014, photo Mique Menheere, courtesy Pauline Nijenhuis What appeals most to you, the work of the artists or the machine? Decide for yourself at the solo exposition Hand Schrift (Hand Writing) of Pauline Nijenhuis at CBK Emmen (Centre for Fine Arts). At October 12 it was enthusiastically opened by Harry Tupan, director […]

Rebellious (Tegendraads)

Ballad of Nature, Astrid Polman, photo Mique Menheere Loooooove this work! I saw it at the contemporary textile art exposition at the Grote Kerk (the big church) at the city of Emmen (Drenthe province). Six textile artists show a selection of their work there. It’s not a very big exhibition but whén you’re in the […]

Rijswijk Textile Biennial

Nooit alleen (Never alone), 2017, Lia de Jonghe, photo by Mique Menheere Never alone. Heaven for one, hell for the other… To me this is my favorite work at the Rijswijk Textile Biennial (Netherlands). The color and look in the eyes, the choice of colors, the way the faces merge… Artist Lia de Jonghe (NL) […]

Battle against embroidery machine

embroidery plan project HAND@WORK, photo Mique Menheere, courtesy Pauline Nijenhuis Although I’m not very fond of competition and battles, I’m really pleased to participate in the latest project HAND@WORK of multi media artist Pauline Nijenhuis. In this project she investigates what makes the difference between an artwork embroidered by men or by machine. It questions […]

Joke Lunsing, textile artist

Selfie no. 5, Joke Lunsing, photo courtesy by Joke Lunsing “I love to be in the bubble of calmness” It could have been my words, they are Joke Lunsing’s… Apparently we both experience the same mindful feeling while embroidering, feeling calm and “zen”. We also both started quite late in life with giving space to […]

Sampler diary, Cyprus

Sampler Khirokitia / Cyprus, Mique Menheere © Archeological “drawings” You may know I have a love for making embroidered samplers. I also have a love for archaeological architecture. In my holidays I visit those sites when I can. So I will later this year, when I go to Cyprus. I intend to visit the (Pre […]