Tag : Exhibition


Portneuf International Linen Biennale from June 15 to September 29

Marjolein Dallinga will exhibit his new work “The Vessels of the Heart (2019) – Wool and Linen”

at the Portneuf linen Biennale, which will take place from June 15 to September 29, 2019!

“Never ask your way to someone who knows it, because you could not go astray”

Rabbi Nachman


The detours of the heart, its secret folds.

With this theme “Byways and drifways”, I went simply playing with wool – an animal fiber – and with flax – a plant fiber.

Everything in my work expresses something both animal and vegetative world so the amalgamation of these two materials seems to me very appropriate because these two mediums wool and linen – carry well their characteristic and specific messages.

For the realization of this work, I started my path simply with a thick black rope in which I amalgamated the animal fibers of wool and linen , a vegetal material , using the technique of felting which is the perfect technique to combine both materials .

Very quickly this rope continued into another rope that then made detours, junctions, took the wrong paths, entangled …

, separations … Borrowed new paths … the colors have changed but also the widths, the thicknesses and even the shapes have changed!

A metamorphosis certainly!

Without a predetermined plan, my journey was more spontaneous, more intuitive, I continued my creative process and my work finally began to look like multiple roots but also like veins, arteries and finally like a heart, multiple metaphors …..

Marjolein Dallinga is a manual artist, her creativity appeared at an early age established on the basis of her love for living things, horses and riding, movement and colors.
Marjolein Dallinga: original work for the Biennale du Lin

I let myself go … Go drifting

An impressive view of the realism of Marjolein Dallinga's work that gives an idea of ​​the work required ...
An impressive view of the realism of Marjolein Dallinga’s work that gives an idea of ​​the work required …

My work leads me almost in spite of myself, I leave my shore and venture into the meanders of a sinuous path, strange and unknown contours of my soul; it’s hard sometimes to recognize and follow.

I do not know where the detours of my heart will lead me, as well I am surprised by its hidden folds.

However, I continue my path: I must admit that I like to lose myself in the byways of this imaginary road, dreamlike but so close to my reality ….

Below is a link to an interview given by the artist Marjolein Dallinga about the process of her work (in french !):


Do not miss this exceptional event that takes place at the Vieux Presbytère, Saint-Joseph Church, Moulin de La Chevrotière

117 Saint Joseph Street, Deschambault, QC G0A 1S0

Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf | 105, rue De Chavigny, Deschambault-Grondines (Québec) G0A 1S0 | Téléphone : (819) 376-8201 | Courriel : info(A)biennaledulin.ca

Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf | 105, rue De Chavigny, Deschambault-Grondines (Québec) G0A 1S0 | Téléphone : (819) 376-8201 | Courriel : info(A)biennaledulin.ca


Bloomfelt is at “Voyage au bout du feutre”, in France

Bloomfelt is represented in France at the
« Atelier Musée du feutre et de la chapellerie » in Chazelles-sur-Lyon

From Mongolia to Europe, from handcrafted pieces to designer textile creations, the Chazelles-sur-Lyon Hat Workshop-Museum invites you to discover the felt. Through antique pieces and contemporary creations, the exhibition “Voyages au pays du feutre” highlights the work of felt craftsmen, stylists and artists. To discover from May 13, 2017.

Beginning almost 7000 years ago, felting techniques have been handed down to the present day and are now revisited by designers. At the Workshop-Museum of the hat, 23 felts present their creations, a hundred pieces: draperies, installations, everyday objects (shades, chairs, …), animals (fish, dog, mouse, …), clothes (dresses, neckties, …) and sculptures …

View the information here

felted sculpture by Marjolein Dallinga for bloomfelt.com

Black sheep ,felt exhibition in the UK,8 March – 11 May 2014

Black Sheep,the darker side of felt, 8 March – 11 May 2014

A new international exhibition the the UK with the theme Black Sheep ,the darker side of felt
I am participating with 7 other felters around the world
The National Centre for Craft & DesignNavigation Wharf, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW
Here you can see images and read stories and leave comments

felted sculpture by Marjolein Dallinga for bloomfelt.com

The three tasks,3 June 2013

My piece the “the three tasks” /” les trois épreuves” , was rewarded first jury prize at the international felting days in Felletin, France .

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le carton d’invitation concernant la prochaine édition des Journées Européennes du Feutre.
Cette manifestation se déroulera du 6 au 12 mai prochain. 
Le programme complet est disponible sur le site http://www.felletin-tourisme.fr/

felted sculpture by Marjolein Dallinga for bloomfelt.com

Contemporary felt exhibition

Felt exhibition in holland
Koetshuis Mensinge ,Roden
29 september -20 oktober 2012

Fiber artists:
Magda Balvers www.verkuno.nl
Anneke Copier /Claudio Varone www.annekecopier.nl
Marjolein Dallinga www.bloomfelt.com
Marijke Eken www.mekenart.com
Inge Evers www.wvevers.dds.nl
Jantine Koppert www.jantinekoppert.com
Kitty Korver www.alligt.nl/kiko
Charity Musoma van der Meer www.sharit.net
Jolande van Luijk www.fibreations.nl
Bertina Slettenhaar www.teatral.nl