luxurious handwoven textiles by Ilse Philips

I design exciting one of a kind handwoven pieces of art. My art places you in a visualised scene. It invites you to (self-)reflect. I try to capture my feelings in each art item. The philosophy behind my art is that there is a minimal waste of yarns. That’s why I use all kind of (left-over) materials. From plastic bags, strips of wire, headphone cables to leather left-overs. With these left-over materials it’s my goal to create unique designs to present to you a piece of art with a wow-factor. The used materials gives beautiful natural irregularities which can be found in every product. The patterns and yarns vary, to give every design its unique identity and character. Each item reflects my view on daily news matters.

Beautiful handcrafted art, made from yarns that are recycled, limited, unique, durable or one of a kind. That results in making an original work of art. The materials I use are carefully selected to create the fantastic feel, colour and weight. I try to collect (or buy) my yarns in locally situated stores, but also buy them abroad.

During the creative process of weaving, I want to capture the feeling I have at that moment. So natural irregularities in size, color, design variations and placement of designs are a part of the artwork, and enhance the individuality of each item. It gives each piece of art it’s character.