Thursday, 28 May 2009

The Amsterdam Traditional Textiles Fair

The fair is twice a year in may they have textiles
and in september Tribal & antique jewelry
It is in an old church caled "de Duif"on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam.

Here are some impressions of the booths who are there.

This is Kashmir Heritage they have shawls(

Galerie Hayatani(

The next fair is 27 september

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Sunday, 17 May 2009

antique quilt

This is the info and pictures of the antique dutch quilt
my famely owns.
The quilt is dated about 1610
the center is an antique "sits" or "palempore"
imported by the VOC( east india company)
from INDIA at the end of the 16th century.

the size is 183x170 cm (72x67inch)
the condition is not so good anymore, but still it is beautiful.
In the quiltmania number 71 you see him in the hanging in my house see
my blog 9 may 2009.

In the new book of An Moonen page 158 you see the quilt also.
We hope the book will be in english see her website

This is the back of the quilt.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

quilt shop in Amsterdam.

The first of may Petra Prins and Nel Kooiman
are the new owners of the Quiltshop in Amsterdam
Den Haan en Wagenmakers( by most people called THE BOYS)
They sell the dutch reproduction fabrics
and now a lot more.

This is Petra in her new shop.

and this is nel

We all wish them a lot of succes.

Saturday, 9 May 2009



In issue number 71 of may/june,
you can see an artikel about my quilting and embroidery
in combination with the interior of my appartment in Amsterdam
I like it very much, very nice pictures.
I think it will be at shops the coming weeks.

In the next weeks I will place the pictures of the antique( from ca 1810) quilt
You see in the artikel.