In 2020 the International Weaving Network started with 6 members of WEEFNETWERK. Its goal is to strengthen the basis for the craft of weaving by initiating and facilitating the contacts between weavers in different countries and cultures. At the moment the network consists of 25 weavers from Belgium, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden and The Netherlands.
An annual online meeting is organized with an inspiring programme and a reflection on the results of all the different working groups.
We now have 3 groups, which focus on online exhibitions, international courses and sustainability respectively.
Virtual Exhibition ‘Freedom’ 2023
Announcement for 2nd International Virtual Exhibition
The International Weaving Network is very pleased to announce its second virtual exhibition. The participating countries of the network are inviting all weavers from The Netherlands, France, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom to submit their work for selection.
Deadline for submission: December 1 2022
Exhibition opens: April 1 2023
How will you express ‘Freedom’? Broadly speaking, freedom means the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants, to be who you want to be. In these days of post-pandemic, war and political polarity across the western world, freedom seems a much more precious commodity than at any time for us since 1945.
As artists, the freedom to dream and to express those dreams, those inspirations, is vital. As weavers, the freedom to weave ideas together in a physical, tangible form to express something beyond the surface of thread and structure is who we are and what we do.
Our first exhibition can be seen on: https://www.artsteps.com/view/613b77925be1681b67add576
The first international weaving course was a cooperation between teachers from Belgium, Norway and The Netherlands. Students were invited to follow the courses in several locations of cultural interest in both Belgium and The Netherlands.
The sustainability group is currently working on an inventory of weaving yarns and their score on sustainability aspects.
The network is present on Facebook:
Would you like to join? The International Weaving Network is always open to weavers who want to participate in one of the working groups or who would like to contribute a new initiative or idea.