Textielfabrique offers workshops and masterclasses for professionals and inspired textile lovers. Textieflabrique is specialized in Japanese craft techniques like aizome (natural indigo dye), Katazome (rice print), Shibori (pattern making), Sashiko (quilting), Saori weaving and Kasuri (ikat) weaving.
Textielfabrique biedt workshops over de achtergrond en productie en reparatie van textiel. Gespecialiseerd in, weven, het verven met plantaardige indigo, het verven met natuurlijke verfstoffen, sashiko borduren, shibori en meer…
In the masterclasses you learn how to create your own amazing textiles with these sustainable techniques. You will also learn about the cultural historical background of a certain technique. For most masterclasses experience is not necessary to start. Workshops that are currently running are: dyeing with natural dyes, indigo dyeing, weaving, Japanese weaving and dyeing techniques, South American textile techniques and Sashiko / Boro quilt and repair techniques.
You can find our masterclasses on the main page menu (scroll down for the main categories: weaving, dyeing, quilit/ repiar techniques).
I finshed The Rietveld Academy (fashion design) in 2001. My knowlegde in dying and weaving comes from different (international) teachers: In 2012 I followed several master classes on natural dye by the French chemist and botanist Michael Garcia. This research was continued in 2018 with a master class indigo dye at Aboubakar Fofana. In 2016 I went to Japan for 3 weeks and had lessons there from Mr. Matsueda (living treasure, and traditional weaver of kasuri fabrics and indigo dye specialist, Mr. Shomogawa (owner of an industrial kasuri weaving mill) and fashion designer Takarajima Senkou. In 2018 I spent 3 weeks in Oaxaca (Mexico) to practice the technique of brocade weaving on a backstrap loom. In the Netherlands I studied under different weaving teachers. There I practiced binding techniques, gobelin weaving, ikat weaving and damask weaving.