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Inside the studio of Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen

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Danish artist  Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen is now based in Southern Spain where she weaves her huge tapestries.

Only about 40 cms of the image is shown and the full image is only revealed once the weaving is completed and it is cut down from the loom.

Find out more about Anne-Marie’s fascinating work on her profile page on this website.

Step-by-Step from Rachel Wright

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Work in progress by Rachel Wright

We’ll be sharing an interview and work from machine embroider Rachel Wright in a few weeks,

but when she sent through this beautiful work in progress, we couldn’t wait to share it. Sew inspiring!

www.rachelwright.com

Review of ’Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community’

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Chris Bogia, ‘Selfie with Pink Eye’ (detail); Larry Krone, ‘Then and Now Cape’ (detail); LJ Roberts, ‘Portrait of Deb’

 

Books about Textile Art are often hard to find which makes ’Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community,’ an exciting addition to the genre. It features 30 artists of the LGBTQ community including the brilliant Chiachio and Giannone who we featured on Textile Curator a while ago.The range of artists is truly international and like our website it shows the diversity of fibre art today. From the opulent exquisite embroidery by Larry Krone to the minimalist textural shapes by Chris Bogia. As designer Todd Oldham explains “this book celebrates not just fiber art, but queer creativity, which feels all the more necessary and vital in today’s political climate.” It also includes interviews from a range of people in the arts world including Jonathan Adler and Tim Gunn. Curated by John Chaich with Todd Oldham it is published by AMMO Books and is available now on Amazon.

Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2017

21 Cristian Velasco  22 Murat Yildiz  05 Jenni Dutton

12 Karoline Larsen  13 June Lee 08 Daun Jeong

 

The Textile Biennial 2017 is now in it’s fifth year and features 24 international artists. It is incredibly varied including textile techniques such as knitting, embroidery and weaving.

Work shown above is:

Cristiàn Velasco, País Soñado (Country Dream), 2013, embroidery on cotton, 500 x 150 cm. Photo: Cristiàn Velasco

Murat Yildiz, Detail I Can’t Speak, 2015, thread on canvas, 50 x 70 cm. Photo: ©Murat Yildiz

Jenni Dutton, Dementia Darning: Mum rubbing her hands, 2012, wool threads, fine netting, canvas, 130 x 90 cm. Photo: Rupert Mardon

Karoline H Larsen, Collective Strings, 2014. participatory installation three days, Helsinki Festival, Finland. Photo: Anu Pynnönen

June Lee, Detail Bystander, 2016, thread on plastic cast, 24 x 5 x 4 cm each figure. Photo: Myoung Studio

Daun Jeong, Fabric Drawing Yellow Lines, 2016, fabrics, frame, acrylic on canvas, 90.9 x 72.7cm. Photo: ©Daun Jeong

 

The exhibition runs until the 24th of September at Museum Rijswijk, Herenstraat 67, 2282 BR Rijswijk, The Netherlands and is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am -5pm.

For more details visit www.museumrijswijk.nl