Name; Joke van Zinderen
Date of Birth; 04-09-1958
Address; Rijpstraat 27
3814 TT Amersfoort
Telephone; 0031 6 4029 3368
My first encounter with felt making was in the late 1970’s, it wasn’t very succesfull due to the wool I had used. In 1994 I went to my first felt making workshop and was very impressed and inspired! I’ve been to several workshops by international felt artists and developed my own way of making felt art.
The material inspires to make me wearable art like scarves and collars and jewelry.
When I resist dye or eco dye the felt, it seems to become a new material on which I love to stitch and bead, This is shown in my memory books, brooches and framed work,.Combining felt to other material, like gold leaf, leather, horsehair, silk and pearls adds a new dimension to the material.
Lately I’m developing different artworks of origami felt., both wearable as ornamental.
Felt can be used in so many different ways and there for felt always inspires me to find new possibilities.
I love to process of making felt, choosing the wool, using warm water en soap and then feel the material change from wool to felt.
For nearly 10 years I’ve taught feltmaking to children with special needs because I think it’s very important that each child learns to create with his hands.
1998 Puviilla Amersfoort
2001 Presentation at the Textile Museum, Washington DC America
2004 Contemporary Applied Art Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2006 Galerie Shirdak, Amsterdam
2007 Groeps expositie –jubileum ViltKontaktGroeP
2007 Opening exhibtition of Gallery De Oude Viltfabriek, Amersfoort
2008 Viltsymposium IFA , Amersfoort
2008 Solo Expositie, De Oude Viltfabriek, Amersfoort
2009 Group Exhibition Jåmså, Finland
2009 Joined Exhibition, De Oude Viltfabriek, Amersfoort –
with JoCa Verbeek Matla – multi media
2010 Group Exhibition in honor of Leena Sipilä, feltmaker of the year, Finland
2011 Exhibition – 5 years De Oude Viltfabriek - , with Marian Jansen
2011 Group Exhibition, Het Kruithuis, Den Bosch
2011 8th Shibori Exhibition, Hong Kong
2012 Group Exhibition ‘RECreated’, Jåmså, Finland
2012 Galerie Shirdak, Amsterdam
2013 Invited by Maria de Waard – de Oude Viltfabriek Amersfoort
2013-2014 Kunst en Kijkroute Amersfoort
2014 Vreemde Gasten – Amersfoort
2014 Groepsexpositie P’Arts Zeist
2015 Kunst en Kijkroute Amersfoort
2015 ViltExpo Arnhem
2016 Kunst en Kijkroute Amersfoort
2016 ViltExpo Arnhem
2016 Vreemde Gasten - Amersfoort
2016 feltoFilzwelt – Soltau - Germany
2017 Kunst en Kijkroute Amersfoort
2017 TextielFestival Weerribben – Oldemarkt - Overijssel
2017 Viltexpo Arnhem
2017 schrijnHEILIGE HUISJES Amersfoort
2017 Kunstcafé Leusden