Milou Voorwinden graduated in 2016 from the Product/Design Department at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. During her studies she developed an ever-increasing interest in textiles.
When she was taught weaving on an exchange trip to the textile department of Falmouth University (GB), she immediately became fascinated by the endless possibilities of the loom. Milou: “Textiles are constructions that are put together yarn by yarn. Any intervention can call forth a completely new image.”
For her graduation project ‘Evolving Patterns’ Milou has done research into 3D textiles. By working with unconventional materials and varying the thread tension she created spatial objects that have evolved into a series of colorful sculptures. With her research she aims to seek and expand the boundaries of textiles and thus examine new applications.
Photos: Lieke Bielderman