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Kat von Stenglin

  • Weaver
  • Picher, Germany
  • Master Artisan
Kat von Stenglin Weaver
Contact
German
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 3875121225
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Woven images

  • • Kat specialises in Gobelin tapestries
  • • Her experience in plant-based dyeing goes back 40 years
  • • Her tapestries are woven from graphic images

Kate von Stenglin and her husband, the ceramicist Alexander von Stenglin, own an idyllic farmhouse and garden in Mecklenburg Vorpommern, which they affectionately call Eichenhof. It houses both Kat's hand weaving workshop and her husband's ceramics workshop, and also serves as a living and exhibition space for the couple. Kat is a master hand weaver and an avid math enthusiast. Her Goblins are woven from planographic images. The square is her starting point to translate images from her mind to paper and then the loom. Black, white and red are her preferred colours. However, she also enjoys showcasing the entire colour palette of plant based dyes in her plant inspired tapestries.

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Works

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Plant Colors

This colourful Gobelin tapestry is made from handspun plant-dyed sheep's wool. Divided into small squares which join together to form small crosses, the Gobelin is woven on a high loom. The blue dye of indigo and the yellow dye of apple tree bark are two basic colours that result in turquoise colours when overdyed. The red pigment of madder root and cochineal aphids result in over staining with yellow, blue, orange or violet hues.

Height 100 cm
Width 100 cm

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Plant Colors

Gobelins made from handspun plant-dyed sheep's wool. Divided into small squares, which join together to form small crosses, I weave the Gobelins on the high loom. The blue dye of indigo and the yellow dye of apple tree bark are two basic colors that result in turquoise blue and turquoise green colors when overdyed. The red pigment of madder root and cochineal aphids result in over-staining with yellow or blue, orange or violet hues.

Height 146 cm
Width 146 cm

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Direction

By playing with the smallest woven squares Kat von Stenglin creates complex planographic works, some of which leave the two-dimensional plane. The weaver's designs are inspired by her love of mathematics.

Height 50 cm
Width 50 cm

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Movement

By playing with the smallest woven squares Kat von Stenglin creates complex planographic works, some of which leave the two-dimensional plane. The weaver's designs are inspired by her love of mathematics.

Height 140 cm
Width 140 cm

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By playing with the smallest woven squares Kat von Stenglin creates complex planographic works inspired by her love of mathematics. This design encompasses her preferred colours of red, black and white.

Height 140 cm
Width 140 cm

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