My woven textile design is rooted in the exploration of machine and structure abilities.
These fabrics were woven on a single repeat Jacquard loom in cooperation with the TextielLab Tilburg (Netherlands) as part of the Young Talent Programme.
Jacquard weaving has always been a challenge, because I don’t like weaving random weave structures that come about when using pictorial templates. They don’t feel distinctly weave to me.
It is important to me to justify in which ways and why I use the tools I use, trying to include their specific characteristics. Why am I weaving this? Not knitting, not printing it?
How do I use a single thread control loom for it’s abilities without weaving a picture? That’s my leading question for all projects on a single warpthread control loom.
I am guided by the weave structure throughout the construction of the weave draft. Construction and composition are intertwined. Repetition is key to the structural element of weaving – my designs draw on this understanding of weaving.
Pattern and weave structure are indistinguishable in my fabrics.