Jeannet Leendertse United States
Dutch textile artist, living in the US, creating coastal inspired design, art, craft.
After receiving a BA cum laude in graphic design at Academie St. Joost in the Netherlands, I was a book designer for many years, winning both national and international awards. In 2016 I returned to fiber, the material I loved to craft with as a child.
My work builds on ancient fiber techniques, like felting and Shibori, and grows out of experimentation and manipulation. I currently explore repetitive lines by pleating, and the organic sculptural forms that they give rise to. Having grown up in Zeeland, the ocean is always on my mind. Now, the stark coastal Maine landscape informs my work.
In 2016 the Ammonite Cowl was selected by Fiber Art Now for the Excellence in Fibers Juried Exhibition and appeared on the Winter issue cover of the magazine. In 2018 it was selected for the "Act 2: Art as a Career Sequel" at the Peter's Valley School of Craft and shortlisted for Craft Biennale Scotland. In 2017 the Alaria Scarf was selected into the Fiber Art Now Excellence in Fibers Juried Exhibition, and will be on display at the Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA, this coming year.
My accessories have been featured in the Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts gift collection, and can be found at the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, and Artful Home. They are also offered at the TextielMuseum, the Netherlands.