Handwoven textiles for you and your home
Scarves, wraps, cushions, throws and wall panels all skilfully woven by hand in my studio in The Hague, and each item completely unique
As a textile artist and designer/maker, I have more than 15 years of experience in weaving, working in wool combined with other yarns to create unique woven items rich in texture and colour. Every item is woven by me in my studio in The Hague. I use the softest lambswool, linen, cotton and silk to create contemporary one-off pieces that I hope will become a treasured belonging, a piece to keep and wear or use time and time again, year after year.
From chemist to weaver, a desire to create and use my hands has been the driving force throughout my life. An interest in materials, transformations and the underlying make up of the world about me led me to study chemistry, but I was compelled by a creative force that left me feeling unfulfilled unless I was making. The opportunity to study fashion and textiles at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague arose, and I grabbed it, graduating in 2004. At the Academy I was able to develop as an artist, as well as explore the process of observing, interpreting and pulling apart to reconstruct in the medium of textile. During that time, I fell in love with wool as a material after winning the European Wool Awards with felted wool knitted textile designs. The behaviour of wool is like alchemy to me, transforming and morphing itself when washed and felted. However, it was weaving as a technique that really spoke to me right from the start. The ability to create a piece of fabric from an unruly mass of fibres is magical, constantly fascinating, and enables me to interpret what I see about me, my response to the world, in texture and colour. For me, each yarn, its texture, properties and hue, is like paint to a painter, clay to a ceramicist, bronze to a sculptor. And each piece I weave is a journey, capturing my heart and soul in the cloth that grows on my loom.
© All designs and images Veronica Pock 2018