Textile Adventures

Textile Adventures

Textile Adventures

Her whole life this woman has been in love with textiles, patterns, colours and texture. Looking back now, with 82 years, Sheila Hicks can claim to have always followed her passion.

What makes her work so special is her painterly and architectural approach to textile design. Along with other fiber artists, she is responsible for taking textiles off the wall and giving them a sculptural dimension.

Just awesome!


Sheila Hicks by Julia Noni


What fascinates me most, is the amazing variety of her work. She has started with minimal weavings, which she was inspired to during her trips through Mexico. For more then 50 years now she always carries a small handmade wooden frame in her bag around the world. The hundreds of works have the size of a piece of notebook paper:



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Other works of Sheila Hicks have the sizes of footbal fields like this huge installation called „The silk rainforest“.


The silk rainforest 1975

The silk rainforest 1975


„May I have this dance?“ Sheila Hicks (spacematters)



Sheila Hicks for galeriefrankelbaz.com


Sheila Hicks detail Domus

Sheila Hicks detail Domus


I wish I was a wave, 2015, Sheila Hicks, by Demish Danant

I wish I was a wave, 2015, Sheila Hicks, by Demish Danant



Sheila Hicks at Art Basel 2013



Sheila Hicks, wallpapermagazine


With her 82 years, Sheila Hicks is such a fascinating and inspiring lady. She established herself as one of the most innovative textile artists of the 20th century. But most importantly she radiates so much joy and passion that she still looks like a young girl, ready to play and discover the world full of (textile -) adventures.


Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones - The first art installation presented within the Dan Graham Waterloo Sunset Pavilion overlooking Waterloo Bridge and the London Skyline. It includes: scale bundles of coloured fabric that visitors are welcome to sit on and interact with; and mounds of differently and vibrantly coloured fabric that hang from the ceiling. Hayward Gallery Project Space, Southbank, London UK 23 Feb 2015.

Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones: scale bundles of coloured fabric, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London.


Textile Juwels

Textile Juwels

Textile Juwels

At first I noticed her individual look – black and elegant stylish. When I talked to Anita Keckeis I was charmed by her humour and positivity. She is an embroidery designer from Austria, living in Berlin and truly special! At the age of 12 she already knew what she wanted to become. Today she is living the life of her dreams and creates exclusive textile-jewels. Each of them awesome and special, too.




Every single scarf, collier and belt of her Label KEX is produced in a limited edition of no more than 98 items.

Here are some beautiful examples:


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She has already received a lot of appreciation and sold her embroidery even at the Tate Modern in London. And I am totally sure – there is lot more to come!




Her creations attract self confident and modern women – and so is her message to us: Go girl, dare yourself and have fun!

Celebrate your individuality!

All pictures taken from Kex Spitzenkultur kex-spitzenkultur.com

Weaving Art

Weaving Art

Weaving Art

Prof. Laima Orzekauskiene is definitely a difficult name – but really worth remembering it! She is from Lithuania and I met her at the textile art exhibition in Berlin 2014. Her work was called: “Women in their Fifties” and I made some pictures as you can see down below. I adore her unique weaving technique with a variety of materials including gold thread and even human hair.


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