on sunday i got the Chance to visit an extraordinary Exhibition of textile artwork,
see Flyer here: http://www.arttextil.de/news/flyer-unterwegs-textil-reisen.pdf
there was a broad variety of textile art, as i will Show you. it was allowed to take photos - at home i wanted to look up some of the artists in the web, but unfortunately most of them do not have a site.
but in case any of them is bothered to see her work here, just tell me and i will remove it instantly.
i gave credits to every Piece (and my watermark is added solely as i don´t want the photos to be stolen by others).
the Exhibition runs until sunday, and if anybody living nearby is tempted to visit: DO IT!!
it was fun to climb the Tower and look to the Windows (>ajj) along the stairway, which were beautifully decorated: (you know, These Windows with the deep sills, because of the thick walls)
[the window Pictures are layered with kim klassen´s texture charmed; i left the other photos "pure")
as the Tower is narrow, the Exhibition was spread on 4 floors...
actually we spent almost 3 and a half hours there, time was flying... we also had a very interesting presentation of textile art and Yurt making in kirghizia - there is a Group of women among These artists who makes a journey every second year to various places in the world.
this year their travel lead them to France / Bretagne, as the stitching at the entry Shows, a Homage to the bayeux tapestry:
and here you see a textile Approach to mimic the Stones of Gavrinis by couching some strings
(couching in this case is an embroidery term)
there was a lot of free stitchin, (which you know i admire...):
(regrettably hard to photograph because of the glass protection)
[oh, i think there should be an "f" here: Fantasy... too late...]
here you can see how the same Artist is approaching a theme with different methods:
above free stitching, below felted Patchwork:
some more felt:
some textile books were displayed (and Cotton gloves were laid out so you could page through them):
above you see a book made by samples the Artist created in various Workshops.
the binding Looks also wonderful for me [but how can i drill so tiny holes into the wooden sticks?]
a mixed media Piece,
and quite some quilts /Patchwork pieces (way too many to Show here)
a Group of flags (bobin lacemaking by a local Group)
wonderful knitted socks with Patterns from all over the world
(and not too pricey at all)
some doll sculptures
well, as a mailart fan i particularly loved this one of course, gathering the stamps from all over the world...
and one of my absolute favorites:
this Magic cube (with foam inside):
the Artist (very friendly) was present, too and showed us how it works
(oh my god, beyond my Imagination to get this all into the right place during the making...)
up under the Roof there hung some big traditional pieces, like this suzani:
there was another stitching Exhibition going on, but that´s a theme for another blogpost.
hope you became not too tired, but actually i had a blast!!