CARNIVAL wallhanging

Carnival wallhanging

Introducing my new Carnival wallhanging. A design – handwoven in the passement-technique – that celebrates color. Passement is the art of handweaving decorative ribbons. A lost technique that I have revived, but in an enlarged and modern format. 
Carnival is a bright and colourful wall art which is woven with luxury yarns as 100% merino wool, 100% silk and combined with paracord. As implied by its name, color is a recurring element in the design of my passementerie series.


Elizabeth Ashdown (based in the UK) is an artist who gives passement courses. So I decided to follow one of her courses. Her course was an eye-opener for me as it is such a versatile weaving structure.

Handwoven Carnival wallhanging by Ilse Philips

A splash of color

The graphic expression of the handwoven design comes together in the use of colours and yarns which makes this design looks light, airy and is a real eye-catcher. Contrasting yarns and how the design elements are woven ensure a design that is modern, luxurious and full of character. 

With its modern and luxurious look, the handcrafted Carnival wallhanging will fit beautifully in your living room, bedroom or dining room.

Carnival is unique and available in a single number.

Format : 69×90 cm
Materials : merino wool, silk, paracord and packaging ribbon.
Design and woven by : Ilse Philips

Interested to publish this artwork in your magazine, gallery or museum? Mail me

  • Detail Carnival wallhanging

Wallhanging Autumn Leaves

A new handwoven wallhanging “Autumn Leaves” for my Botanical Collection. Handwoven in cotton and bamboo. The wallhanging has gradient colours in shades of brown. Hand crochet white leaves in different shapes and sizes accentuate the onset of winter.
Made in a limited single number.

Size : 54 x 100 cm (including fringes)
Prize : 680 euro
For sale at Masters & Crafters

Handwoven wallhanging Autumn Leaves - Botanical Collection Ilse Philips
Handwoven wallhanging Autumn Leaves – Botanical Collection Ilse Philips
Handwoven wallhanging Autumn Leaves - Botanical Collection Ilse Philips - Detail
Handwoven wallhanging Autumn Leaves – Botanical Collection Ilse Philips – Detail
Handwoven wallhanging Autumn Leaves - Botanical Collection Ilse Philips - Detail
Detail of the handwoven wallhanging Autumn Leaves – Botanical Collection Ilse Philips

Weaving and Ceramics

Wallhanging and ceramics

Weaving and ceramics go together perfectly. So besides following colleague weavers, I love to be inspired by what other artisanal workers do. Becoming friends with Juliette happened at the right moment. Keramiek Juliette makes gorgeous ceramics. You definitely should check her website.
A few months ago, our mutual friend Ronald brought us into contact with each other. We had a lovely inspiring chat and found out that we both would love to try out a collaboration. Neither one of us has done this before, so we had to set a few goals for ourselves. That’s why we decided to make a wallhanging.
A double weaving and ceramics. Both handwoven and handformed of course.
If you are curious about what we’ve accomplished, just stay in touch and check out our websites to see the final result !

We are so excited that we can’t wait to give a small sneak peek ….
In a later post we will share more details and info about our collaboration and the process. More of my weavings can be found here and here. More of Juliette’s ceramics can be found here and here.

IlsePhilips & Keramiek Juliette

Vintage moose wall art

Weaving a vintage moose wall art on my 16-shaft loom was always on my to-do list. I finally decided to spend some time designing this in a 16-shaft summer & winter technique. Eva Stossel has written a nice blog about this summer & winter technique. Summer & winter is a Scandinavian block weaving, woven with 2 shuttles. It’s special because the front and back are inverted. In the old days, plaids woven with this technique were very common in Sweden. During winter they showed one side of the plaid, in summer they showed the other side. So a wallhanging, plaid or table runner made with this technique can be displayed both ways. Because I wanted to have an ‘old Scandinavian’ vintage look, I choose green alpaca for the pattern and unbleached cottolin for the ground cloth. The moose are separated by a ‘green lawn’ in silk yarn.

Price : 430 euro 
Size : 180 x 35 cm
Contact me for more information

Special art and fun weavings : passementerie, flower garden or connected art object.