Katharina recreates Bauhaus patterns on fabrics!

Katharina recreates Bauhaus patterns on fabrics!
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As a part of our What’s on your Loom Series, we present the works of Katharina Jebsen. Katharina is a freelance designer, researcher, author and lecturer, who lives and works in Leipzig, Germany. 

Works…

Katharina’s last years’ works and upcoming projects concentrate on ‘bauhaus’ fabrics commissioned by several institutions and artists. To execute such fabrics, she carries out profound researches in the fields of historical materials (often in archives exploring original samples) and industrial history. Since 2018, she owns a 4-Wide TC2 loom and is able to execute also very delicate jacquard weavings as one-off-pieces or small series in her studio. Here are a few snapshots of how she brings back the glory of the Bauhaus art movement through her latest woven works, woven on the TC2 loom in 2019:

Facsimile of the original works by Gunta Stoelzl: In the pictures below is a woven curtain fabric that’s based on an original design by Gunta Stoelzl during late 1920s.

Materials: Cotton, Wool, Viscose

Commissioned by: IFA (Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen, Germany) for the Travelling Exhibition‚ “The Event of a Thread”, therein for artistic installation‚ bauhausraum by artist Judith Raum.

Facsimile of the original works by Otti Berger and Lilly Reich: Here again, Katharina creates a woven curtain fabric that’s based on the 1932-collection of textile artists Otti Berger and Lilly Reich for Baumgaertel & Sohn.

Materials: Cotton, Viscose

Commissioned by: Grassimuseum MAK Leipzig for the Exhibition, “Bauhaus Sachsen”, therein for artistic installation Stoffe im Raum by artist Judith Raum.

Facsimile of the original works by Gunta Stoelzl:  The picture below is of a blanket fabric, based on the original design by Gunta Stoelzl from the Polytex collection, which was created around 1929/30.

Materials: Cotton, Viscose, Wool, Alpaca

Commissioned by: Grassimuseum MAK Leipzig for the Exhibition, “Bauhaus Sachsen”, therein for artistic installation Stoffe im Raum by artist Judith Raum.

Wallhanging for artist Isabelle Krieg (concept, idea, design): Katharina executed the textile version of Isabelle’s design as she wished it to be. Isabelle envisioned having subtle color shades in the right order (as her concept referred to the color-words in the book) and exactly 2 mm lines – a very close, intensive and unreserved work together was indispensable.

Materials: Cotton, glittering fancy yarns

Commissioned for: Exhibition Parcours “Der grüne Henry” on the occasion of Gottfried Keller’s 200th birthday, Zürich/Switzerland.

Wallhanging that is a facsimile based on original design by Gunta Stoelzl 1927/28: The original object is owned by St.-Annen-Museum, Luebeck, Germany.

Material: Cotton, Silk, Wool, Viscose, Effect Yarns

Commissioned by: Bauhaus Dessau Foundation for the new Bauhaus Museum Dessau.

Solutions to make weaving more efficient:  And so as to make the process of realizing her projects more efficiently, Katharina installed some additional equipment on her TC2 loom. Below, you’ll see pictures of how she carried out direct warping.

About…

After studying Art History (TU Dresden, Germany) and Textile Design (M.A., Burg Giebichenstein, Halle(S), Germany), Katharina specialized in material studies and weaving.

Links…

Website – https://katharinajebsen.de/

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