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+ Andrea Glittenberg-Pollier: Tribute to Nature
Freehand embroidery is Andrea Glittenberg-Pollier’s favorite design technique, a German textile artist, living now in the French Alpes for 40 years.
Nature takes a great part into the artist’s creative process: by combining various textures and techniques, she recreates its simplicity, beauty and diversity. In her works, she uses organza, organdi, tulle, paper and many other types of fabrics. She dyes materials with natural products like rust, ochre and indigo…
Embroidering with both hand and machine tools, she embellishes her work with beads, threads and ribbons. She brings softness and authenticity adding wool felted by her care. Wool that she spins also on her spinning wheel, intermingling it with silk, cotton, feathers, creating unique threads that she will use afterwards on her loom.
Staged in this way, all these materials, in front of our eyes, are changing into trees, flowers, pebbles and streams …
+ Béatrice Bueche: Life stories
My works tel life stories that I share. Sometimes they are beautiful, sometimes they are sad.
I always look for create beauty to please the eye and the heart!
I like to use colors that are messengers of life and joy.
Creating quilts is a way that helps me to take a step back on the sometimes very hard realities of everyday life.
It is also a way of talking about the wonderful nature that surrounds us and offers us generously so much beauty.
It's a call to preserve it!
+ Gabriele Schultz-Herzberger und Klaus Herzberger: Sewing and sawing
Gabriele Schultz-Herzberger und Klaus Herzberger
Sewing and sawing – these are the techniques of Gabriele Schultz-Herzberger und Klaus Herzberger. Already in 2015 the works of these two artists were shown at the Nadelwelt under the title “Opposites”.
Now they present their latest works: quilts for daily use and wallhangings, large abstract sculptures and wooden objects of utility.
+ Hilde van Schaardenburg: Joy of colour
Hilde van Schaardenburg
Art has always been prominently present in Hilde van Schaardenburg's life, as a natural companion on her path. An endless stream of ideas is continuously seeking its way towards a material expression. Being a versatile, creative person, she worked with many sorts of materials until eventually focusing on textile, paint and minerals.
Her work is always an expression of the joy of life. Joy and inspiration that comes from the myriad forms and colours in nature.
Her work embraces the following areas: as a textile artist & quilter she exhibits widely in Europe and has won several prizes; she is a coach for the awakening of artistic talents; and as a certified quilt judge she has been trained to evaluate objectively the works of others. Finally, she gives introductory courses in creative stitching and in jurying and judging.
+ LaceTime: Five elements
Since 2014, ten lace makers from three countries have been meeting regularly under the name LaceTime. Their aim is to deal with contemporary lace outside of courses and to develop it further.
During their first meetings, the lace makers devoted themselves to the Chinese doctrine of the elements. Unlike the Western European understanding, this teaching is based on five elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood. These 5 elements must be in harmony with each other to guarantee an optimal flow of energy, as they can nourish, control or even destroy each other. Each of these elements can be found daily in our environment in shapes, colours, tastes, properties and materials. Starting from the characteristic features of the elements, the lace makers have translated their own interpretations into contemporary lace (art) works.
+ TeXperanto: Time
During the Nadelwelt 2021 'TeXperanto' will be exhibiting works with the theme: Time, to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
The members of the group met 12 years ago during a two year course by the Dutch Quilt Guild. The course was then set up to deepen current knowledge and promote textile art. For 10 years we worked together in different compositions. Each member works in her own way with textile, two- or three-dimensional. We are celebrating our differences so we can inspire and learn from each other.
There is much to say about the topic of time. We would like to surprise you with our imagination of this theme in textile pictures.
+ tex21: HORIZONTAL - VERTICAL
Tex21 is a group of textile artists from the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area, having shown their work in group exhibitions since 2001. At Nadelwelt 10 members are now presenting an extended version of a project they had initiated in 2018. It is based on the idea to create a minimum of three pieces of new works within the given dimensions of 25 x 75 cm that can be read horizontally or vertically. These are to be arranged in a way that not only showcases each artist's hand but also allows to be seen as a consistent and compact new work of art.
In addition to the 2018 version of this exhibition, sets of brand new pieces in the original format as well as 25 cm squares and 25 x 50 cm rectangles were integrated.
These are the participating members of tex21: Ute Baunach, Christine Brandstetter, Jutta Briehn, Gisela Hafer, Ulrike Heigl, Friderun Heil, Claudia Kreuzig, Hanna Mühe, Heide Stoll-Weber, and Christine Wagner.
+ Brunhilde Scheidmeir und Jude Kingshott : Colours of Nature
Brunhilde Scheidmeir und Jude Kingshott
Jude Kingshott and Brunhilde Scheidmeir have been working collaboratively
together, exchanging ideas, developing joint art pieces.
Both have shared sources of inspiration coming from the colours of nature,
natural forms, music and poetry.
Between them they have many years with teaching and exhibiting both
individually and together.
Their unique specialities contrast, complement and combine to expand the possibilities, they begin with their individual creative processes. Brunhilde works with leaves and other plant materials to achieve unique printed dyed fabrics and papers.
Jude works with indigo dye using stitched resist finally adding her handstitching. For Jude stitching is a meditation which is informed from the cloth or paper. The joint outcome results in abstract, tactile harmonious art pieces.
+ Annemiek Stijnen: African Inspiration
Inspired by Africa, inspiring African embroidery and fabrics, inspiring African garments; all these are combined in this exhibition. The garments are so-called 'smock' from Ghana, worn by men. Handwoven stripes (by women), sown by men. The embroidery is Tambani embroidery from South-Africa, the fabrics are batik made at the school of the Baobab Children Foundation in Ghana and shweshwe from South-Africa.
Come, visit and be inspired!
+ Paola Zanda: From Bark to Abstract Shapes
My project comes out from the observation of the barks. I live in a little village, surrounded by woods, in the south of Switzerland. That gives me a lot of inspiration. I love walking inside; taking pictures, observe the images created from different lights and weather conditions.
From that, I begin to sketch some particulars of the bark. Working with colours and shapes, I finally achieve a minimal and abstract design that satisfies me. Then I can start the textile work. I dye the satin cotton fabrics personally with ProcionMX. From the sketch, I create a paper pattern from which I can cut the different fabric parts, I piece them all, and I quilt with simple vertical lines using variegated threads. That is to give movement, depth and highlight all the piecing work. The result is a great and warm visual effect that reflects my love for the colours and admiration for nature and its masterpieces.
+ Quilt around the World : Patchwork Puzzles and Coincidence Quilts
Quilt around the World
With the motto "Just do it a little differently" we want to make you curious about innovative, extraordinary and entertaining ways of textile design. Explore new creative territories off the beaten paths of patchwork and quilting, be surprised and playfully open up new sources of inspiration and techniques for the design of unique textile works.
The mysterious block riddles of our Patchwork Puzzles lead you to block-based quilts based on your own designs, including traditional sampler quilts as well as spectacular one-block quilts with exciting secondary patterns.
For our Coincidence Quilts, the dice decide which "ingredients", e.g. design elements and principles, colour compositions and techniques, should be used when designing a textile piece. This results in charming works of art such as the "Little Treasures".
+ Elena Lorenz: Thread painting
Actually, you can't say I'm embroidering, because actually you can call my work painting. They are always created as a combination of different materials such as fabrics, wool and yarns in thousands of different colour nuances and structures. The interplay of the different surfaces and colours achieves the desired effect in the end result.
My style unites both the traditional craftsmanship of embroidery, which has been handed down over generations in my family and was taught to me at the age of five by my great-grandmother, and my passion for painting. During my studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Kursk I deepened the technical skills for my work.
My main inspiration is nature in all its facets and I try to capture its beauty as best I can and transfer it into my paintings.
+ textilkunstalternativ – Die Alküns: Against forgetting
textilkunstalternativ – Die Alküns
The main topic of our exhibition is "Against forgetting"
In our textile works we mainly describe political subjects (flight from war and displacement/ the effects of using the atomic power/ the threat to democratic structures) as well as socio-cultural aspects (dementia and the commemorative culture in general).
Even very old handicraft techniques such as Sprang, Nail binding etc. must not be forgotten, because they are a cultural asset.
We show art quilts, abstract as well as figurative or conceptual.
Some group members have also dealt with Concrete Art. The result is series, each consisting of 6 parts 25 x 25 cm in size, in which a task for the arrangement of certain geometric elements and lines was implemented.