Alexandra Drenth • embroidery and textile collages


the power of poetic textiles

no hurry, time is on my side



Emotions and feelings are concealed within the complexity of my textile works, revealed through embroidery motifs. The subtle nuances in my designs hold meaning and breathe life into the artwork. I like to speak of imbuing materials that have been discarded or unseen for years with a sense of vitality and bringing them to life. Through their pliability in use, they are willing and tangible to mold and rearrange, thus collectively devising a plan to embark on a new life.

'Slow art' offers tranquility and space to contemplate what truly matters. It provides me with a deeper understanding of the concept of 'time.' By dedicating time to constructing and becoming closely connected with my work, I find each stitch a personal challenge. Embroidery gives me a sense of liberation, which is always worthwhile.
I can incorporate all of my emotions into the subjects of my embroidery, including sadness, pain, and joy. This personal aspect breathes life into my pieces.



soft warrior

new gold dream

selene's passion

female totem

vergeet de mooie dagen niet

mantel der liefde