Desirée Hammen graduated from Artez Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, 2003. She works as a fashion designer and artist in her hometown Eindhoven. Her current work consists of a series of free-knit cardigans, installations and autonomous embroideries, her speciality. She just finished her training at the famous Ecole Lesage in Paris. In her work Desirée is combining haute couture techniques with her own DIY skills, exploring the beauty of imperfection. Her work is being described as ‘poetic, chaotic, intense and playful’. With her indoor and outdoor installations she is disrupting reality in a gentle way. With her handmade one-of-a-kind clothings she is stressing the personality of the person who is wearing it. Over the last years Desirée participated in exhibitions and projects in Amsterdam, New York and Shanghai.
In this workshop, you and Desirée crawl into the skin of other life forms, seeking inspiration in the forms and lines of the other. You learn embroidery techniques in the broadest sense of the word: from embroidering with natural materials to experimenting with repetitions and patterns. Together with Desirée and the other participants you make a large work of art that is created through experimentation, improvisation and observation
The workshop is for everyone! Young, old, experienced or inexperienced.
What is to be learned
Depending on what you want you will learn:
- Haute couture embroidery techniques
- Embroidery improvisation techniques
- Experimenting with natural and unnatural materials.
Inhuman Carnaval at Dutch Design Week
18th October 2021, 12:00-17:00