Atelier Vera Vermeersch.
Today I went to a carpet-atelier from Vera Vermeersch. Already for 4 years long I was hoping that I could have a look inside Veras atelier. Today I finally went for a visit.
Vera showed me how she work, and it’s like magic. First she make a drawing on a strong piece of fabric, then she mix yarns to find the right colours, … . Mostly she makes little samples first, to make sure that the colours are good, and the pile is high enough. And after all these preparations, she can start tufting. It’s a big ‘pistol’, with high presure air, and it’s like she make a drawing with yarns. I love the play between the front and the back of the carpet, the pile, the way of working.
I was so totally happy when I came inside the work-room, and it made me think “oh, this is what I want to do !”. I had the same kind of feeling when, 6 years ago, I came into the weaving atelier for the first time. So I hope that I have the chance to learn how to tuft, and maybe it will be a part of my future. I hope so.
This make me so happy. Can’t stop smiling.
Let’s make carpets.
Two years ago I saw a beautiful exhibition about her work, at ‘De zwarte Panter in Antwerp.