Martine Bos is a delightful Dutch artist who does wonderful textile projects. I asked her if she’d write a piece for my blog and here it is:
«Textiles and color are the two things that give me most joy. Working with textiles has been a lifelong passion for me. Although I studied drawing, I never stopped working with textiles.
For the past few years, I have worked more and more with felt and silk. After participating in two workshops with India Flint, I do many ecoprints on nunofelt.
Nature is an important part of my work.
My lastest work, “Return of the Goddess”, is inspired by the slow revival of feminine energy in the world.
Below are fotos of cloth I made using pieces of eco printed nunofelt stitched together».
To see more of Martine’s work, go HERE.
NANO FELTING: Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia, around 1992 + jujulovespolkadots FELTING posts + Nuno felt scarvesby Sue Martin + EXPLORING NUNO FELT and ECO PRINT.
RETURN OF THE GODDESS: There is a force meandering about the world today, which in a host of different cultures, is best described as the belief structure which strongly suggests a scenario of what can only be described as The Return of the Goddess. The Return of the Goddess is a fascinating story about the little-known Neolithic prehistory of Old Europe (exemplified by the “Danilo-Hvar” culture in Croatia); about the highly civilized cultures and spiritual accomplishments of ancient peoples; about their trust in the Great Round of life, death, and rebirth; and about the customs and rituals they used to celebrate the divine in themselves and in the whole of the natural world.