EVENTS:

European Textile Network 

Presentation of Weeflab in Sweden

September 2017 // Boras, Sweden

ETN

Weeflab presents at the international ETN conference.
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Summershow Nieuw Dakota

Woven piece in Fine Arts show

July 2017 // Amsterdam

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Timewarp#3#golden selected

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Koningsdag

Communityweaving @ Zonneplein

April 2017 // Amsterdam Noord

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Weeflab staat met een mobiel weefgetouw op Koningsdag op het Zonneplein. De buurtbewoners worden uitgenodigd om een stuk mee te weven. Dit symboliseert ons gemeenschappelijk netwerk. Het resultaat wordt gepresenteerd bij Studio Spaanders op 5 mei. Op de Bevrijdingsdag 2017 is het thema verbinden.
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Tallinn

Presentation of Weeflab in Estonia

April // Estland

Tallin Applied Art Triennial
Weeflab is building the network at 7th Talinn Applied Art Triennial 2017.

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Meesterlijk

The mobile loom @ craftfair

December 2017 // Amsterdam

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Meesterlijk, amsterdam, Monika Auch

Weeflab takes part at Meesterlijk.


First visitor

March 2017 // Amsterdam Noord

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Designer Emilie Pallard visited Weeflab and showed the results of her trips to Japan and the IKAT weaving.
She will adopt one of the Weeflab 8-shaft looms for her work.
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The MANIFESTO:

Weaving is a production technique for fashion and interior fabrics.
Weaving connects traditional and digital techniques with smart materials and innovative discoveries.
Weaving can be a community project with dance, theater or an installation in public space.
Weaving as a proces is synonymous with the infinite line, the thread.
Weaving has many poetic and dramatic associations in art, religion and science:
- Penelope’s story in the Odysee
- Psalm 139:13:.. you made my mind and heart, you wove me together in my mother’s womb.
- in anthropology:..weaving (like dwelling) continues for as long as time goes on - punctuated but not terminated by the appearance of the pieces that it successively brings into being. T. Ingold
Weaving is a construction technique bound to materiality.
Weaving is a metaphor for time to be filled with contemporary ideas about i.e. the experience of time passing.
Weaving is about life making connections and constructing beauty.

LATEST ARTICLES:

ETN in Borås, an international fiber network
TxP 242 // November '17

European textile network, grete sorensen, weaver, digital weaving, Nordic Award in Textiles, Monika Auch,
Grethe Sørensen from Denmark received the Nordic Award in Textiles at the ETN conference and Textile Art Festival CROSS-OVER in Boras, Sweden.  detail of work The OWL photo by Marius Hauge
Article will be published in Dutch TxP 242 magazine

Earth Matters
TxP 241 // September '17

monika auch, Li Edelkoort, interview, sustainability, NY textile month, weaving, Bauhaus weavers

Interview met Li Edelkoort op de opening van de tentoonstelling in het TextielMuseum Tilburg, photo Tirza Schaap, courtesy edelkoort.com
>> Read more An extensive article will be published in the fall issue of Surface Design Journal

TextielLab tuften
kM tijdschrift 101 // lente 2017

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Rembrandt en Jan Taminiau in het TextielLab Tilburg
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Dutch by Design
Surface Design Journal // October '16

Monika Auch author, technical textiles, embroidery, lasercutting, Dutch design
 
Holland is densely populated and flat country, a patch of land rescued from the water and protected by dykes.
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De revival van textiele kunst
Textiel Plus 235 // October '16

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Het TextielMuseum in Tilburg viert met de tentoonstelling van het werk van Sheila Hicks de revival van textiele kunst. Textiele
kunst heeft een plek veroverd op de internationale kunstmarkt en in musea.
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Over haar en gevoelswaarde
Textiel Plus 235 // October '16

monika auch author jewelry auteursieraden design

Menselijk of dierlijk haar als esthetisch (kunst)object kan gevoelens van walging of juist tederheid oproepen.
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Weeflab is the brainchild of Monika Auch!

Weeflab invites artists and designers from all disciplines and scientists to reflect and react in a theoretical and practical way to the concept of weaving:
to create and make work!

Weeflab is situated in Amsterdam Noord and sets up a program in cooperation with local spaces.
Weeflab is based on a sustainist agenda:
-  use networks
-  work locally
-  stimulate and facilitate  >> co-creation and transdisciplinary exchange
-  minimize CO-2 footprint by working with GOTS certified yarns and companies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 - initiate re- and upcycling projects 
-  educate by publishing and sharing information.