woensdag 13 mei 2015

Leiden - Textile Festival

Ohhhhh my,
what a wonderful day we had today !
It was the first day (out of four)
of the really big Textile Festival ,
that took place in Leiden this year.

I went there with a Rotterdam and UK friend.
(We wanted to go by public transportation,
so for me that was : bike, boat, bike, train !)
It was a really sunny day 
so we started with a cup of coffee on the terrace.
(we didn't see much sun later)

Our first stop was the Pieterskerk.

There were many installations made by groups of people
in all kinds of techniques

Then there were i.a. the pieces for the competition

"Water - Land"

There were some pretty amazing artworks !

(and there were so many more !!!)

One of the very special things I definately wanted to visit 
on the textile-route through town,
was the kimono exhibition of 
Itchiku Kubota
in the Japan museum SieboldHuis

I had seen his (much bigger) exhibition in Rotterdam in 1989,
it was GREAT to see (some of) them again

It is such a pity, but fully understandable,
that there is so little light in the rooms to see all the beautiful details well !
(ha, I think my camera took a better look than me !!!)

These are truly amazing works of art !!!
(ahhhh that rippled surface ...
and not allowed to touch it)

We visited some more places (nowhere near all of them),
I met some friends of the felting - exchange,
and then headed back to the station
(Ouch ... my feet and knees were killing me by then)

What a beautiful day we had !


9 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow, das sieht spektakulär und so außergewöhnlich schön aus! Viele Inspirstionen! Die Water-Land Arbeiten gefallen mir sehr. Nun erhole dich und lass die kreativen Gedanken kreisen, Birgit

  2. such beautiful images. i so appreciate your sharing them. some unusual but amazing displays.

  3. Lieve Els, wat heb je ondertussen veel moois gemaakt!! Je kan zelf wel tentoonstellen in Leiden... Trouwens, die leuke roze pluimen op de achtergrond in de eerste foto, die doen het hier ook goed!
    Ik ben heel blij met m'n "Els" plantjes in de tuin :-)!
    Liefs, Mirjam.

  4. love the muted greys and sands in the seascape, do you know the artist's name?

  5. Dank je wel voor al deze foto's Els. Ik kon er niet zijn dus ben ik hier heel blij mee......................

  6. Magnifique ! sylvie@ http://atelier63silenceellecree.com

  7. Sooo viel zu schauen..toll! Und danke fürs teilen, Els!
    Mit lieben Grüßen

  8. It was a beautiful day , and you have taken some wonderful photographs.

  9. Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share