miniweavings

It is a blessing to be able to make, in this time with Covid19 and much uncertainty. So many people are or will be suffering. At the moment I feel rather safe and in a safe place. But I agree this crisis may be an exercise for an even bigger …

fiberprints 2

It seems my practice moves in slow circles and shifts now and then. I have learned how raw materials from nature can be applied for dyes, for fibers to make textile and paper and baskets for example. And how versatile these materials are. I have a pleasure in collecting and …

mosses and treetrunks

First of all what’s new! I have now a printing press. It is a gem that is portable, foldable and affordable. It can print upto 65 cm wide and x meters long. You will support a small business when buying one. I couldn´t think of anything that is not to …

seaweedprints

A while ago I made prints with seaweeds I have found on the beach at Scheveningen. Their shapes are so interesting. Washed ashore it looks like a green ore black blurb, under water they unfold and appear to be a different thing. It is nice to imagine the world under …

rush

On our allotment a kind of rush grows wild. It is not the actual bullrush that is used for seats and basketry but a smaller type. I am not sure, it could be juncus conglomeratus or juncus effesus. I have dried and sorted the rushes lengthwise. This is easily done …

books and boxes

I was in a class for all things paper in Wijk aan Zee. Our teacher was Manja Markies. We all managed to make a beautiful box from scratch: grey cardbord and paper we decorated ourselves. I also made some easy, small books. The one in front is with a japanese …