Anne Mieke Kooper
Samples with specific information about each fabric's development in folder from '2010 Textiles and New Technology' exhibition (Crafts Council 1994) which showcased cutting edge textiles design and illustrated how technology was influencing materials and products
Materials and techniques
Mercerised cotton, silk and rayon. Screen printed and woven.
Before Anne Mieke Kooper starts weaving she works on the yarns: screen printed warp - and screen printed weft yarns. Her weaves are variations on the very old, well known pile tehcnique. She plays with the length of the floating weft threads, cutting (clipping) them after weaving gives piles of different heights. An extra dimension is created by the variation in thick and thin threads, in using printed and plain yarns and in using threads of different character. Kooper specifically likes to use rayon because the pile reacts to warmth and rubbing.