Bastienne Klein

Bastienne Klein is an emerging textile artist in Cape Town South Africa, who started weaving and spinning in her forties. She is a spinner of threads of different fibres, including wool, silk and linen. In 2019 at 53 years, she started making textile art. Her weaving expresses a visual response to the world around her, particularly the crisis of climate change, and in these works the loss of ability to work on large works, in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Selected works

These fragments I have shored against my ruins. I(T.S. Eliot)

Mercerised cotton warp
Woven with mielie husks (Zea Mays) weft
2/2 Twill weave
Blue painted decoupage box

Measurements: each work 19.8 19.8 x 3.4 cm.

These fragments I have shored against my ruins. II(T.S. Eliot)

Mercerised cotton warp
Woven with Angel’s Trumpet (Burgmansia) weft
2/2 Twill weave
Red hue painted decoupage box

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