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MULL


Year: 2018


At the coastline of Ardalanish, on the Isle of Mull 

in Scotland, the largest tidal range in 2018 is 4,27 meter.

This tidal range is woven in Ardalanish

and presented on Vlieland during Into the Great Wide Open 2018

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LÀN-MARA


Year: 2018


Làn-mara is the name of a blanket Amsing designed and produced together with Knockvologan Studies and Isle of Mull Weavers.

The deep brown wool from the local Hebridean sheep is woven into seascape blankets in the weaving mill of Ardalanish.

Làn-mara is Gaellic and can be translated as tidal. The length of the blanket is alike one of the tidal ranges on the day of weaving at Ardalanish on 26 and 27 March 2018. 


Làn-mara is shown in the Knockvologan Observatory at Vlieland during Into the Great Wide Open, 2018.

29 Blankets of different lengths, depending on the tidal calendar of the day of weaving. The width is 160 cm.


Every blanket costs 220 euro. Made of 100% pure Hebridean new wool. 


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rattus sapiens

WOOL, SILK, RAT-TAIL


Year: 2018

Material: wool, silk, rat-tail, wood

Dimensions: 33 x 33 cm

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rattus sapiens

THIS IS NOT MY TAIL #1


Year: 2018

Material: wool

Dimensions: 150 x 220 cm 

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rattus sapiens

SO LONG


Year: 2017

Photo (*)

rattus sapiens

MOUSTACHE AND SURREALIST


reference to Salvador Dali's statement

"I don't do drugs, I am drugs"

Year: 2017

Photo (*)

Make a ratty self portrait! Choose your own rat tail. There is a shape and length for every kind of look: from glamorous to distinctive, from extravagant to modest.

costs: eur 5500,-

rattus sapiens

WOOL, SILK, RAT-TAIL 


Year: 2017 

Material: wool, silk, dead rat with loose tail, wooden frame, weave tools

Dimensions frame: 33 x 33 cm

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BETTER BE NICE


Year: 2017

Photo

BETTER BE NICE  

wall piece (detail)


Year: 2017

Material: wool, cotton 

commission by Sanne Vaassen

STATE - STATUS - STATIC

transforming the Dutch flag into a Russian flag


Year: 2017

Material: rewoven unravelled Dutch flag


photo: Ilya Rabinovich

 

Sanne Vaassen, a Dutch artist, got in touch with me for her flag project. In her project she questions what a country now a days is. Sanne gave me (and other Dutch weavers) yarns: she had taken the actual Dutch flag and deconstructed it yarn by yarn. The weaver is supposed to use these yarns and re-make a flag with his/her imprint and the use of his/her craftsmanship. In this way, the artist turns a symbol of a nation into a platform for an individual.



horizons

WHAT DOES IT NEED TO CROSS A BORDER?
wall pieces

 

Year: 2014

Material: yarn 80% wool or cotton (weft), 20% diverse (warp)

Technique: Hand woven, satin weave, irregular warp

Dimensions: 150 x 300 cm

VICTORIAN BUSHFIRE

a blanket

 

Woven after a newspaper photo of devastating bush fires in Australia.


Year: 2009

Material: 60% wool (weft) 40% diverse (warp and weft)

Technique: hand woven, satin weave, steel brush treatment

Dimensions: 155 x 300 cm

KHYBER PASS

a blanket


I went on a road trip in 1990. Standing at the border on top of the Khyber Pass in Pakistan I could see Afghanistan, but did not enter.

 

Year: 2008

Material: 80% wool (weft) 20% diverse (warp)

Technique: hand woven, satin weave, steel brush treatment

Dimensions: 155 x 390 cm


horizons

AIR IN BETWEEN

wall piece


A series of wall pieces

made after a cycling tour on Shikoku, a Japanese mountainous island. The color blue of a mountain scape is defined by the amount of air between you and the mountain.


Year: 2016

Material: wool

Technique: hand woven, plain and twill weave

Dimensions: 150 x 250; 150 x 60; 150 x 22 cm

SHIKOKU

blanket


Year: 2015

Material: wool

Technique: hand woven, twill weave

Dimensions: 155 x 220 cm

ALPACA

a blanket


Year: 2016

Material: wool (weft), alpaca (warp)

Technique: hand woven, satin weave

Dimensions: 155 x 220 cm

skirts

Since her final exam at the Rietveldacademie Amsing is working on skirts.

She believes that the world around her starts at her navel and ends somewhere at the other side of the globe. In that way a long skirt is the optimal representation of her closest surroundings. After weaving the fabric she treats the surface roughly to mix the front with the back creating landscapes.

The skirts carry names like Mongolia, Bambam (Congo), Mirzapur and Fool’s Gold.

 

Year: 2004-ungoing

Material: yarn 80% wool (weft), 20% diverse (warp) + lining

Technique: Hand woven, satin weave, steel brush treatment, embroidery

Dimensions: waist 86 cm, length 110 cm 

skirts

NO FRICTION NO BORDER
wall piece 

Year: 2009
Material: 80% wool (weft) 20% diverse (warp)

Technique: Hand woven, steelbrush treatment, rough embroidery

Dimensions: 155 x 300 cm 

RIBBON  

accessory


Year: 2013
Material: nylon, viscose, cotton

Technique: hand woven, plain weave

Dimensions: 6,5 x 550 cm

DOUBLE TRANSPARANT

window piece


Year: 2013

Material: cotton and synthetics
Technique: hand woven, double weave
Dimensions: 250 x 150 cm

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