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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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ Patchwork Gilde Deutschland e.V.: Faltenreich
Patchwork Gilde Deutschland e.V.
Also this year we are guests in Karlsruhe with an information booth and an interesting exhibition.
„Faltenreich“ - our members should make a quilt on this subject, which will be shown as a traveling exhibition throughout Germany. Whether wrinkles on the skin or in the fabric - we wanted to see them all!
The task, the measure and a material package were the same for everyone. The attraction of this exhibition lies in the fact that each participant was able to implement their own ideas, but the materials from the material packaging had to be visibly processed - which is sometimes not that easy. But therein lies the challenge of making a quilt out of material that you might not otherwise use.
The wealth of ideas and the variety of possibilities that we would like to show you are always surprising. Let yourself be surprised and enchanted by the successful quilts and the ideas of how the theme was implemented on the tour of the exhibition.
We are looking forward to your visit.
Patchwork Gilde Deutschland e.V.
+ 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.
+ Quilt-around - Heide Ulbrecht: In love with colors
Quilt-around - Heide Ulbrecht
No rules, just color is the motto of Heide Ulbrecht's work.
Inspired by her own hand-dyed fabrics in combination with silk, organza, lamé, but also linen and damask, she creates modern textile art.
In addition to patchwork, the techniques are mostly application and free motion quilting.
She finds the ideas for her quilts in nature or in modern art.
+ Deutsch-Afghanische Initiative: HAND in HAND
Hands ... give, take, ask, pray, work, speak, show, greet, care for, pamper and much more. They can be violent and affectionate tender, they can be designed artistically, they create art.
In German, HAND in HAND is also the name for when people work together successfully, a task is smoothly transferred from one hand to the other, e.g. B. one person continues something that another started. This formulation does not exist in English or French. But the metaphor of holding hands is also conveyed in these languages: when there is a connection or relationship between people, situations, things, etc.
HAND in HAND - especially the idea of ??successful cooperation - fits perfectly with the Guldusi embroidery program, the concept of which is that an Afghan woman begins the creative work and a European continues it by using the embroidery.
The exhibition project was open to everyone from the EU and Switzerland. 40 works are exhibited, taking into account the diversity of the theme, e. B. as approaching, creating together or working for one another.
All textile techniques are represented and each work integrates at least one embroidery with a hand motif from the Guldusi embroidery program: the exhibit is a testimony to the encounter between two cultures.
Find out more about the hand embroidery program from Afghanistan on our website: www.guldusi.com with online shop (including the gallery for embroidered hands https://www.guldusi.com/shop/haende.html
+ Gemeinschaftsausstellung Doris Leuenberger, Barbara Wartenberg und Monika Schiwy-Jessen: Vision
Gemeinschaftsausstellung Doris Leuenberger, Barbara Wartenberg und Monika Schiwy-Jessen
The artists have agreed to work on the theme of "vision" to give the exhibition a framework, with each interpreting the theme individually.
For me, foresight into the future means being careful with resources. I deal with existing and found material and let myself be inspired by it.
This is how my “recycling plants” are created.
"For me, Vision has a temporal dimension as well as a spatial one (looking into the distance...): looking ahead, looking into the future, acting with foresight etc. This aspect is also included in my motto "Preserve the old - design the new". In my work this is reflected in the choice of materials, design and execution".
The view into the vastness, into the landscape and the view let the eye wander - that inspired me to my work. Nature and our environment is a constant source for my creative work.
+ MARTINE APAOLAZA: MARTINE APAOLAZA
BIOGRAPHY MARTINE APAOLAZA
I have been creating urban or rural landscapes for a long time. My paintings are in a way a textile painting. I build and assemble my works by hand on a backdrop using appliquéd fabrics, then come the embroidery that enlivens and makes the scene more alive. Through my paintings, I tell stories in a naive, cheerful and instant style; most often with a touch of humor or a touch of nostalgia. After a long experience of basic and inverted appliques, I allow myself to work in a much freer way, which brings even more daring and authenticity to my works, the example of facades which are a recurring subject. illustrates this very well. So my work is constantly evolving, currently I apply and I embroider in a very modern and free way, I have different techniques for this, my work on HONFLEUR from 2016 is the marker. I thus express feelings experienced during my travels, memories or walks in PARIS, HONFLEUR, LA NORMANDIE ...
I have been teaching for about 15 years.
I exhibit regularly in France mainly, and until now rather in Europe ... United Kingdom, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, among this route the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork (EPM) in 2011.
+ Dörte-Ina Liebing: Connections
The exhibition mainly shows works that have been created in the last two years. Since 2019 I have been a member of the international artist group “Cloth in Common”. This is a small but fine group of 12 international artists.
On the one hand, the term “connections” stands for the new connections that this group created for me.
On the other hand, the term has acquired a new, different meaning in the last two years - thanks to today's fast connections around the world, it was possible for a virus to spread rapidly around the world and for people to face unprecedented challenges; For months, learning and working, social contacts were only possible through media connections - the awareness that humans, with all their facets, are social beings was made clear to us from a different perspective.
+ GALA: Encyclopedia of Nonexistent Women
The French artist of Russian origin Galla has been working on this series for three years and constantly adds new works to it. This is her appeal to the world's cultural traditions through the reinterpretation of myths, images and symbols. In the gallery of portraits of her heroines, goddesses and fairies, muses and female images in the mythology of various cultures, as well as non-existent women invented by the author, but who carry certain ideas and express certain feelings. She is interested in a Woman in all its manifestations. Creating an image, the Galla thus communicates with the world and addresses its message to it.
• When creating works, the artist creates complex compositions and uses a multi-color palette of fabrics. Color acts as the main means for expressing emotions.
• Different parts of this exhibition were shown in different countries of the world: In the USA and England, Poland and Italy, France and Spain, Holland and Canada... Galla dreamed of coming to Germany to share her creativity!
+ Dalin Sali: Slope-Bevelham
It started as a small village with a few houses in June 2020!
It got a name: "Schiefkrummhausen" or in English: “Slope-Bevelham”!
Little by little, several districts were added with over 200 templates for sewing on paper (FPP)! The different subject areas are divided as follows: Premium Village, Wildlife, Technology, Maritime, Christmas, Fairy Tales, Professionals and Reception.
Schiefkrummhausen now has over 300 diligent fellow citizens, who are all sewing their own village! Sometimes a little bigger, sometimes a little smaller. Whether crawling blankets, wall hangings or pillow cases, the blocks adapt flexibly to the desired project!
This exhibition is so colourful and different because it comes from enthusiastic fellow citizens.
Immerse yourself in this sloped and bevelled world and let yourself be enchanted! Maybe you can see which blocks fit into which subject area!
+ 4Friends: Neu Kalibriert
During Nadelwelt 2021 4Friends, a textile group from the Netherlands, will be exhibiting. The title of the exhibition is 'Neu Kalibriert'.
Members of the group met during a two-year training course by the Dutch Quilters Guild, aimed at quilters to encourage personal development in contemporary textile design.
As friends, we kept on meeting to share and deepen technical and design knowledge and promote textile art.
Works originated and were made quietly, before, during and post COVID-19- time, while our friendship endured and deepened.