Last week I visited the Textile festival in Leiden with two friends. The festival was in de Peiterskerk , and large spectacular church , in the centre of the town. There were more than 30 other textile exhibitions in the centre of Leiden , amazing ,and as it turned out far more than could be visited in one day.
The theme of the festival was Water-land, and this was beautifully interpreted in all forms of textile art. I photographed a few of my favorites.
In addition to individual pieces there were large scale collaborative textile decorations in the church , very hard for me to photograph but I tried. Here’s one that was called the red carpet and consisted of many many decorated legs.
There was so much to see in the church , it left very little time for the rest , but we did visit the Japanese museum and saw the truly fantastic kimonos of Itchiku Kubota, who dedicated his life to making them.
Overall a fantastic day , with so much to see and a little time for coffee drinking and catching up with old friends.