Secrets of making #3 – for the whole family
A hands-on exhibition exploring how artists and designers translate their ideas into marvellous textiles in our TextielLab.
There are countless ways to create textiles
Just ask the makers who come from all over the world to our TextielLab to translate their fabulous ideas into textiles. From artists and fashion or product designers to architects, they all realise their textile dreams in their own unique way. In ‘Secrets of making #3’, delve into the minds of these makers with the whole family and discover the many routes they take to arrive at their end result.
Fortunately, the makers don’t have to do this alone. Along the way, they work closely with the specialists in the TextielLab, the museum’s professional workshop. These specialists have a wealth of knowledge about textile development, such as choosing the right yarns or creating a fabric with specific properties like strength or flexibility.
In this expo, you will discover the secrets of Sangmin Oh, Sigrid Calon, Brian Anderson, Sampat Studio (Marcos Kueh & Isabelle Nair-Lacheta), Miriam Sentler, Sandra Keja-Planken and Jojo Shone & Leonie Burckhart. Take a look at the photos below for a sneak peek of how the artists worked in the TextielLab together with the experts and of the exhibition.
Artist and knitting expert prepare the machine for knitting, photo: Josefina Eikenaar
Reading a book on the plaids of Sigrid Calon, photo: Patty van den Elshout
A technician weaving on one of the looms, photo: Patty van den Elshout
Playing and building with the Woven Blocks, photo: Patty van den Elshout
Designer Brian Anderson makes textile molds, photo: Patty van den Elshout
Drawing stories for a tapestry like Miriam Sentler, photo: Patty van den Elshout
Become a maker!
‘Secrets of makers #3’ challenges you to actively discover the world of textiles together with your family. Create your own yarn palette, get started with a drawing for a tapestry, test the effect of glow-in-the-dark textiles and make a construction from woven blocks!
Photo: glow-in-the-dark lamps designed by Sangmin Oh
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