donderdag 30 juli 2015

Textile Biennial in Rijswijk

..... when you love textile you never get bored. In Rijswijk (cycling distance from the Hague) is an international exhibition of contemporay textile art. The theme of this year is  material for thought and reflection.  Vintage clothes and hand-crafted peiceds, that only a couple of generations ago were made in every househould. Making one's own clothes, embroidery and knitting are no loger a natural part of daily households tasks and techniques are bering forgotten.

Although I don't know how it's in your country but here in the Netherlands is revival going on for knitting, crochet and embroidery. So girls be proud if you like textiles.

Kari Steihaug
What I liked most about the exhibition was the Norwegian artist Kari Steihaug. She knitted the 4th class of 1967. Do you remember wearing our home-knitted sweaters to school with a "loose" thread?

The unfinished one and Kari
And I loved her exposition of pictures and stories of unfinished objects, it seems that knitters have the same problem as some quilters, like myself ; ).

Donated Anonymously
A X-mas gift for my boyfriend. He got one of them for X-mas with a promise of getting the by New Year's. Winter passed and spring came and our love ended.the socks have been lying in my knitting basket since 1987. Thank you for allowing me to get rid of my bad conscience.

The mitten was knitted under the intoxications of falling in love. Knitting has so much to do with will and good intentions. I wanted to make mittens for my sweetheart. Since he is big (and tall and dark of course) I enlarged the patter pattern a bit with graph paper and dots. Then I knitted away and the mitten grew and grew until it was as longs a my fore arm. Not even my sweetheart had such large hands. Elisabeth Marie, Bergen.

Look  at the little matchbox on the picture, it's a huge mitten. I wonder if she married him?
I don't even remember what the plan was. Kristina, Oslo
 And this one I really liked: I always begin with good intentions.

Of course there is much more see like the furniture eaten by vintage clothes. You still have a chance till the 27th of september to visit the exhibition:

1 opmerking:

Nana's Quilts zei

that looks like a marvelous exhibition. Sorry I cannot see it. Did you see the 3 pieces I have made lately and sent you photos? (you didn't say anything). But I have enjoyed working away. I have finished all the blocks for the quilt I will make for Megan - for her Christmas gift, as well. Stay home from camping and I'm busy with sewing. Hugs.