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) […]

The second skin of Do Hu Suh at Museum Voorlinden

Do Ho Suh, Staircase -III, 2003-2010, Polyester fabric and stainless steel, Tate: Purchased with funds provided by the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2011, at Museum Voorlinden, photo by Mique Menheere Kind like a second skin. That’s what a house is to artist Do Ho Suh (1969). Grown up in South Korea and immigrated to the […]

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 […]

New Potatoes, Tilleke Schwarz

Playground, 2008, Tilleke Schwarz, courtesy by the artist Not being arty? “When I told gallery owners that I embroidered, they stop”. This is what Tilleke Schwarz (1946, Pijnacker, Netherlands) experienced in the nineties trying to exhibit and sell her work at galleries. Me myself I expericence the same when talking to people about my embroidery […]

Sampler diary, Megaliths

Love for making samplers For some reason I love making samplers. Trying out things, make little attempts for working with all kind of techniques… At this blog I will regularly show samplers I made. And tell something about the “how, what and why” of it. A kind of diary, you could say… Love for architecture […]

De Verdronkenen (The Drown), Miep van Riessen

De Verdonkenen, Miep van Riessen, 2008, photo Jan van de Ven (photo from the book “De Verdronkenen van Miep van Riessen, Stichting Miep van Riessen), courtesy by Stichting Miep van Riessen Map of Zeeland, De Meulenhoff Atlas, page 24, Meulenhoff Educatie Amsterdam 1974 Multiple disasters in one It’s 1953, the night from January 31 to […]

Mónica Leitão Mota

Highway trees, Mónica Leitao Mota, 2017, photo courtesy by the artist At the end of 2016 Mónica Leitao Mota, a Portugese mixed media and fibre artist living in Canada, drove along the highway on the way to a thread festival in Oakville. Her eye caught beautiful trees along the highway. Inspired by this sight later […]

Serious International Business, Museum Rijswijk

arctic charade # swagger, by Preta Wolzak, photo by Mique Menheere We Are Internationally Very Sad, Bas Kosters, 2016, photo by Mique Menheere Some years ago Bas Kosters and Preta Wolzak met each other at Art Basel Miami. They felt a connection, so when Museum Rijswijk asked Preta for an exposition, she preferred to exhibit […]