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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 in Russia, St Petersburg

Bloomfelt in USSR in october !

The prestigious international exhibition tour WOW – World of Wearable Art move to St-Petersburg in Russia !


Erarta Museum, St Petersburg, on Saturday 6th October 2018  until Sunday 3rd February 2019, not a revolution !

Bloomfelt, Logo WOW where Marjolein has presented several works move to Russia in october !
Bloomfelt, Logo WOW where Marjolein has presented several works move to Russia in october !

We are delighted to advise you that the latest WOW – World of Wearable Art exhibition will open to the public in St Petersburg, Russia at the Erarta Museum on Saturday 6th October 2018 where it will be showcased until Sunday 3rd February 2019. The Erarta Museum is the largest private museum in Russia, whose collection, containing 2800 works by more than 300 artists from various regions of the country, is on permanent exhibit, and temporary exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, photography, fashion, design, architecture, and video art, of which there are over 50 staged every year. For seven years of its existence.
the Erarta Museum has been included in ―Top ten museums of Russia according to Trip Advisor tourist portal. National Geographic magazine has named the museum among the Petersburg’s top five places worth visiting.

It has also become the first museum of contemporary art to be presented at the Google Art Project.

The previous exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts which ended in June 2017 was another huge success with total visitation of 77,000 visitors. We were advised that it was one of the top ten highest-rated exhibitions they have ever hosted

Press articles about Marjolein Dallinga :

Таланты_Мариолейн Даллинга

Presse russe Bloomfelt : Marjolein Dallinga 

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