This piece marks a breakthrough moment in my macrame art. I bring to
you...interactive macrame. Hang it both ways, move the braids around, tuck them
in, wrap them around, criss cross them. Do what you please.
To put it in salesman speak: buy one and get -- at least -- TEN. Can you find
more ways than ten ways to hang this up?
Why did I even come up with something like this? I was irritated by the craft
label being slapped on textile arts, and then I thought I would try to show how
fibre art is also art by enploying the tool of the frame. Framing my textile
art to imitate the "fine arts" was a low point. And finally I wanted to break
free of the idea of art as holy. To be seen and not touched.
This is an invitation to collaboration; let's co-create the art you choose for
your home. You move furniture around and switch out old decor, so why should
the art you choose be static? Let it reflect your mood. Symmetrically rational,
chaotically assymetrical. You decide, I don't prescribe.
While I was finishing this piece, Billy Holiday was playing on my Spotify.
Serendipitous perhaps, so I named this work "Strange Fruit". It measures 36cm
at its widest, and 63cm at its longest.
UNIQUE TEXTILE ART —
This is a unique piece of art. I have never repeated a design, and I will not
reproduce this design either.
It is ready to ship, and comes with the rod/dowel pictured. All you need is a
nail that is long enough to hold the dowel.
Please keep in mind that the photos were taken indoor, with a warm white
ceiling bulb as illumination. Depending on where you decide to hang the work,
you might find the hues just slightly warmer or cooler.
This piece is a unique statement that invites conversations about textures and
colour palettes. It is my desire and artistic vision that it opens dialogues
about waste and recycling.
This is a small/medium artwork, and is what your white wall needs. (No, it
doesn’t need more black and white Scandinavian minimalist prints). Hang it
above your bed, in your entryway, the side of your stairway, in the living room
as part of a photo gallery, above the sofa, in your reading nook…
INSTALLING YOUR ARTWORK —
Fibre artworks come without nails, hooks, or screws. Please arrange for the
appropriate method depending on your wall material. Most of my pieces are about
300 to 500 grams heavy.
For fibre artworks that are hung on a metal rod or wooden dowel, it might look
curled, crinkled, wrinkled, or crumpled after you unpack. This is because of
the packing and the transit. After you hang it up, check for any tangles, and
untangle by hand. Pompoms can be reshaped with a few squeezes. Use a steamer to
straighter the fibres, or use a wide-toothed comb. Avoid fine-toothed combs or
detangling combs. After hanging, the fibres will relax and regain their
Dust the artwork regularly. A simple shake will do the job. Do not wash or
vacuum clean. Be careful not to pull with force. Fibre artworks with an
elaborate and long fringe are not suitable for households with curious cats or
grubby children’s hands, or for locations with strong sunlight or a draft. A
more detailed care guide is included in the package.
As you might have noticed, recycling is big on my agenda. I use recycled
cartons and boxes, and only paper to package your orders. Do take care when
cutting open the packages
If you intend to gift the artwork, do drop me a message via Etsy Messages to
let me know what to write in the gift card.
Why I need your phone number — For all international customers outside of
Germany, I have to provide an email address and a phone number to the courier,
so that they can contact you if needed. I respect your privacy and do not save
your email address or phone number; the number is only for the dispatching
QUESTIONS AND REQUESTS —
Please contact me through Etsy Messages. Direct messages on Instagram are
sometimes filtered and I might not see your messages until it is too late. I
prefer not to email because using multiple channels can lead to cross-channel
REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES —
Please contact me through Etsy Messages within 24 hours of placing your order
for a refund or exchange. I will conduct communication on the Etsy platform and
not over instagram or email, just to avoid cross-channel miscommunication.
Once shipped, I cannot refund or exchange. Under European law, you have 14
days to return a product. But you must bear the return shipping costs yourself.
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