Author: Marijke Van Welzen

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The title is quite intriguing. I didn’t quite know what to expect. I am somebody who is inspired by fabrics, so I would love to know what this book is about When I received this lovely book for review, the first thing I noticed when I opened the package is the incredible soft velvety touch…

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I heard about cancelled shows and change of direction in the UK. Let’s have a look at the situation in the Netherlands. This week we received the, to me shocking, news the planned yearly General Exhibition of the Dutch Quiltersgilde was cancelled! De Algemene Tentoonstelling 2019 gaat helaas niet door you can use the translate…

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In my last post I told you about Wednesday and Thursday  In the afternoon we had a date at the OURstory exhibit, again for a gallery talk about this exhibit. Unfortunately this was a No Photographs exhibit. The local newspaper did publish an article with a photo though. Because of the article they posted it…

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Thursday November 8th was the first day of Houston Quilt Festival. I started out of my hotel early to pick up my official show guide and pin. I saw the large queues outside the Hall entrances and decided to wait a little before trying to enter the show. But again it turned out I could…

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This November I went to the Houston Quilt Festival. This was my first time ever! I had a total of 4 quilts in the show, can you imagine? I arrived on Wednesday late in the afternoon, but decided to go to Preview night right away. As I had a registered show pass I could walk…

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A technique I like to use is Crazy Quilting. I made several jackets in this technique. First I sort my scraps in the desired colours, see an earlier post in these series. Start on a base of fusible interfacing cut roughly in the shape of the pattern piece you are working on. Pin the scraps…

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Patchwork Jacket Technique I – Piecing There are many different ways to make a patchwork jacket. I’ll talk about Piecing first. Jacket by Marijke van Welzen You can hand piece, e.g. hexagons or machine piece any kind of blocks. You can do whatever you prefer. Make sure your pattern fits as desired. Piece enough blocks…

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Let’s talk about colour. When I was little it was not done to combine red and green. Do you remember things like that? Jacket by Oscar de la Renta You probably have your favourite colours. Of course you can use whatever you like and forget about colour completely and make a scrap jacket filled with…

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Spring is in the air! Well, you would’t think so when you feel the cold outside, but anyways. We see a lot of patchwork jackets around and perhaps you would like to try your hand at making one yourself ? Let’s have a look at some jackets. Jacket by Carolyn Johnson Jacket by Dior Jacket by…

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I think it’s really satisfactory to take an old piece of denim and embellish that with some colourful patches of fabric and  thread. Doing some hand embroidery is a great start if you have never done anything like this before. You can start with one spot and wear your piece in between and later on…

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My name is Marijke van Welzen, a.k.a. art2wear. Education: teacher-training college Textile arts and craft / English. I have always loved working with textiles. As a kid I saw my mum and grandma doing needlepoint, knitting, crochet, you name it. Of course me and my sister learned these techniques matter-of-factly. We made our own clothes…