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Textile group 'Steek (stitch) Plus' is made up of about 60 artists. Because of the diverse backgrounds of the members the work within the group is very varied.
The members of Steek Plus meet twice a year to show and discuss recent work and new techniques are exchanged. The constructive criticism and advice we give each other is inspiring and stimulating. Talks and/or demonstrations are often given during these meetings. Every year a theme is agreed on, that the members can interpret in their own way in their work. Stitching and fabric form the basis of most work, but many other techniques and materials are also used. Paper (hand made), copper, wire, nylon, tyvek, and polyester film, are just a few examples. Workshops to increase professional knowledge and stimulate personal development are regularly organized and visited. There is a great deal of interest in experimental work, namely reviving old techniques and trying out new techniques and material combinations.
In an effort to bring textile art to the attention of a wider public, the members of Steek Plus exhibit regularly throughout the country. Steek Plus has close contact with the textile foundation Stichting Textiel Plus, that sees it as her task to stimulate and create awareness of textile design in the Netherlands.