Through advertising I was looking for old white ladies handkerchiefs with lace, monogram or open a sewingwork for one project. I was hoping to get about ten, eventually I got about four hundred. Great!! Now I'am going to use them in several different projects.

dated 2014 until 2016 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Handkerchiefs: 'What's in a name'

Handkerchiefs: 'What's in a name'

2016

For this book "what's in a name", I have used twenty-six handkerchiefs on which were embroidered monograms.  I have chosen to apply only girls names on this work because such a handkerchief is not used by guys. The names are stitched on the handkerchiefs by free machine embroidery. A few names I made by a print. It's a real girls names book.

Handkerchiefs: "Pocket-cloth"

Handkerchiefs: "Pocket-cloth"

2015

Installation. Opposites attract!! Modern jeans, old lace handkerchiefs.  

Handkerchiefs: "Faded glory"

Handkerchiefs: "Faded glory"

2014

The lace handkerchiefs are obviously out of date. I have searched for images in the shape of ladies from the years 1920 to 1930.

Handkerchiefs: " Cries from the heart

Handkerchiefs: " Cries from the heart

2014

Between all the handkerchiefs I have got there also where a few very romantic. these where the inspiration for this box with all kind of cries from the heart.

Handkerchiefs "Pack up and go"

Handkerchiefs "Pack up and go"

2014

Between all the old handkerchiefs I received there were also beautiful "holiday souvenirs". I have used them in this book -pack up and leave- to make a new image.

Handkerchiefs: "Bad cold"

Handkerchiefs: "Bad cold"

2014

These tissues are hardened and then dried in shape. The basket is made of metal.

Handkerchiefs: Posh ladies wipes

Handkerchiefs: Posh ladies wipes

2014

Ever the tissues and the folder of this booklet were made by someone else. On the inside"page" I have embroidered all kinds of phrases/words, having to do with kandkerchiefs or its use. 

Handkerchiefs: Lay down your handkerchief

Handkerchiefs: Lay down your handkerchief

2014

Of the fourhundred gotten tissues there are about eighty embroidered with a small flower. Which I have included in this project.