Rita Berghuis
Textile Art

Nederlands / Deutsch

I am fascinated by light and colour.
I love to explore textiles and textilelike materials. In my work I use the endless possibilities of changing the texture by stitching, dyeing, cutting, tearing, rearranging, embellishing to tell my stories.
I find inspiration in culture and nature, but also in everyday life.
I work spontaneously, intuitively, striving for a perfect colour balance, for subtle contrasts in colour.


Sint Petersburg, Russia

Oktober 2018

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A very hungry Caterpillar


It's crochetingtime.
Thus some amigurumi came on my mind: a hungry Caterpillar and a Bee.
The Caterpillar written pattern is ready and for sale! The bee will follow later on.

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For an artproduction in remembrance of the artist H.N. Werkman
Rita produced a huge decor.
The children from the local school helped with the first dyeing.
They screenprinted, stencilled, stamped etc.
Thus they learned about techniques which Werkman himself used in his art.

Antependium green, violet, white and red

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The green antependium is the first of a series of four.
Green is the colour of life, growing, hope and streams into the future.
The violet antependium is the second of the series. Violet has a special liturgical meaning. It is as much the colour of sorrow as it is the colour of expectation, the advent-period.
The third piece is white and was inaugurated on Christmas day. White means happyness, feast and light.
The red one was used for the first time at Whitsunsday. The red symbolizes the Holy Spirit which came like flames.