Working in specialised workshops

As I am in the middle of my research period, supported the Creative Industries Fund NL, I have already worked in several different workshops/factories. With every professional I work with, I share a great sense of love for material and technique. I am impressed by the presence of the very extensive know-how in the Netherlands – both on high-tec level and on crafts level. Actually the hands-on specialists in new technology work and think much like traditional craftsmen/women.

Much of what I hope to achieve in this period is likely to succeed, if not always in the way I had previewed. I shall be very proud to present my research on Heimtextil Frankfurt and Design à Bord in Paris, both in January 2017.

 

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Preparations for the first flock print trials in the Rietveld Academy. In the background: Nicky den Breejen; textile print specialist.

 

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First trials with 3D-printing in Fablab/EKWC, with assistant Yani Chuang, textile student at the Royal Academy in The Hague.

 

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Embroidery session in the Textile Lab of the Netherlands Textilemuseum with engineer Frank de Wind.

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In the front: Adam Blencowe, creator of a new machine for needle felting. In the back: Neeltje Schoenmaker, textile designer and educator.

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