Embroidered self portrait /20×20 cm / yarns and inks
A bit about me
Hello I am a fiber and textile artist from IJsselstein in the Netherlands . Nice to see you on my website .
Fibers and textile are such a wonderful medium to work with and so versatile I just love the tactile feel off it and exploring the endless possibilities . I can feel like a chemist when I dye my own fabrics, or like a painter when I paint my cotton. Sometimes I like to work very detailed and I choose embroidery. Other times I spend hours and hours sewing on my sewing machine. If I want to work more intuitively I love working with wool silk fibers and water & soap. It is magical how the fibers change into felt under my hands. What ever material or technique I choose really depends on the time I have and the mood I am in but one thing is for sure I always like to create
I am a self-taught artist and have learned many techniques through the years of endless experimenting . Sewing , either by hand or with a sewing machine , plays a mayor part in my work. It allows me to create texture, dept and details .
When I am not working on a new piece, I am always buzzy with preparing materials I often use . Making my owns silk papers, dying my own fabrics , playing in Photoshop, looking for new inspiration or taking photo’s of things or moments that captures my eyes. I find it helpful to use sketchbooks, some of which end up as inspiration for a new piece. I love various sorts of paints, pastels, inks, textile paints , acrylics and dyes and often will mix these together with surprising results