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Eef Oost

Eef Oost Weaver
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Dutch, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+32 473925837
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A matter of mathematics

  • • Eef specialises in jacquard weaving
  • • She is inspired by architecture and graphics
  • • She loves the beauty of Belgian linen

Trained as an engineer architect, Eef Oost soon started to miss tactility and directness in her daily practice. That’s why she decided to go back to school to study textile design. When the teacher explained the working of a loom during the first class with the warp, the weft and the shafts, and the fact that when those threads cross each other you can create different bindings, she was enamoured. After working at Betet Skara, a social weaving project with Assyrian weavers in Antwerp, and after working for six years as a designer for a Belgian linen weaving mill, Oost founded her own studio specialised in jacquard weaving in 2015. She likes to give artistic value to every day objects, so people will cherish them more.

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Works

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Handwoven sample n°1906

Eef Oost drew her inspiration for this grey toned fabric sample from the geometric patterns of leftover papers that had found their way onto her table. She worked on a computerised loom and with various types of yarn in order to create a fabric with a notion of movement and tactility.

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Handwoven sample outdoor n°1931

A collaboration with a Belgian yarn supplier resulted in a first collection of textiles for outdoor upholstery. Here, Eef Oost played with a number of diagonal lines that she repeats in various directions.

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Handwoven sample n°1832

This textile sample was created in an attempt to weave a fabric that would convey the feeling of two merged layers. One is dense and strict, the other is open and spontaneous. The layers touch in a kind of melting point.

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Industrial woven curtain n°1707

Perhaps due to her background as an architect, eef Oost finds herself drawn to geometric patterns. Architectural components such as construction materials or building facades are some of many inspirations for her designs. She tries to translate both space and image, into the more compressed scale of woven fabrics.

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