Quilty Pleasures – Marijke Van Welzen



Meet artist Marijke Van Welzen.  She is a textile artist, specialising in making wearable art with a story to tell.  Often they are quilt based…..

Marijke van Welzen - Emperor's Garden - Quilted Jacket

Okay, so we all want to wear our duvets….now we can 😉

Marijke van Welzen - Dandelions and Dragonflies

She uses her threads to “paint” her narrative.  Look at the snakes below…not what we would expect from the seemingly traditional pattern…..

Like what you see?  Find out more on her blog.


Ailish Henderson

Editor in Chief at Mr X Stitch
As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!)I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects.  These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute.  Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand.Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'

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