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Textielfabrique offers masterclasses for professionals and inspired textile lovers. The masterclass program is designed to learn hands-on skills and knowledge on high-quality textile production. Textieflabrique is specialized in the basics of Japanese, South American, and European craft techniques like aizome (natural indigo dye), Katazome (rice print), Shibori (pattern making), Sashiko (quilting), Saori weaving, and Kasuri (ikat) weaving, Gobelin Weaving, damask and velvet weaving. The basic insights of many different techniques are very important for a deep understanding of textile art and its possibilities. All masterclass program offers historical background information and insight in both conceptual and esthetic craft applications.

The masterclass includes materials. So you don’t have to take anything with you not prepare anything. Experience is not necessary. The participants are expected to have an inquisitive and independent working attitude. All masterclass day program includes (vegetarian) hot lunch.

I finished the Rietveld Academy (fashion design) in 2001. My knowledge in dying and weaving comes from different (international) teachers: In 2012 I followed several masterclasses 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 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 (o.a Tanny van Dijk, Margareth Sabee and Corrie van Eijk. There I practiced binding techniques, gobelin weaving, ikat weaving and damask weaving.