Marijke van Welzen , the Netherlands
textile artist, teacher, makes wearable art with a story to tell.
She works very intuitively.
She uses all sorts of surface design techniques. Starting with many tiny pieces of fabric, felt and yarn, and colourful machine-threads she 'paints' her designs, often combined with stencilling, stamping and needle-felting. Her work constantly evolves as she finds new images in her imagination and develops the techniques to create them in cloth.
She teaches and exhibits in the Netherlands and abroad. Her coats have been shown in national and international shows and have won several awards.
Marijke is available to teach workshops, she helps people push their personal boundaries, confidence and abilities to a new level. Both beginning and more advanced students are welcome and catered for.