ARE YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONES GOING THROUGH A TIME OF TRANSFORMATION?
STORIES FOR INANNA OFFERS MEANING AND COMFORT DURING THESE TIMES
WE COME TOGETHER TO TELL YOUR STORY
+ QUILT DESIGNED AND HANDMADE FROM YOUR TEXTILE
+ A CLOSING RITUAL
CONSCIOUS PASSAGE MAKING
For the self: partnership, personal milestones, graduation, moving, birthday, retirement , burnout....
have a quilt made out of fabrics from two families joining together in a marriage, gift your child a quilt made out of their old clothes as they move out of the house, organise a retirement quilt for a colleague afters years of dedication
Through loss: breakup, divorce, death, abortion, parting from loved one....
honour a person you lost by making a quilt from their favourite textiles and use it to keep you warm, make a quilt out of shared textiles as a memory of a loved one
For the body: pregnancy, illness, healing, childbirth, menopause, operations ...
have a quilt made for yourself when you hit a milestone in your healing journey, make one from old clothes that you are still attached to but that you can no longer wear due to an illness or operation, have a baby quilt made from your maternity clothes, ...
Stories For Inanna aims to be an antidote to our current dystopian time, honoring the unique, imperfect and intuitive. By recognising the importance of marking significant life passages that are individually and collectively meaningful, and by mindfully creating conscious rituals that honor and celebrate the unique processes of our lives, we can become more present for ourselves.
Quilt made for grandma with textiles from her children, grandchildren, and textiles from her old home when she moved into a nursing home.
Quilts are made since generations to offer comfort and support in transitional moments, they tell stories, both happy and sad, planned for and unexpected. They bring connection and a sense of meaning during periods where the old is leaving us and the new is not yet defined.
To create a quilt, the first step is to listen to your story. What process are you or your loved ones going through? What is your desire, your vision for the quilt, and how can we tell this in a meaningful way? We also think about how you see the quilt being used in the future, it could become a blanket or a piece of art to hang on the wall. If the quilt is meant for another person, it would be nice to get a sense of who they are. We discuss technical details like price, size, and design. Stories for Inanna are told for individuals and for whole communities.
Next, you collect the fabrics and send/bring them to me (Brussels, Belgium). I will create a design with them, sending you updates and photos along the way. This will take around 4-8 weeks to complete, depending if there is a waiting list. If you want to make the process even more meaningful, it is possible to do the quilting yourself.
Once the quilt is ready, we will create a closing ritual. This could be a celebration, a walk, a moment where everyone who gifted a piece of textile comes together, … Depending on your needs, it is possible for me to be present during the ritual.
Patchwork made with textiles from women in the oasis of Tighmert, Morocco, which we used to create a space and came together to eat and dance, see more here.
Inanna is the Queen of Heaven. Her life follows the pattern of a young woman who is courted; a ripe woman who enjoys her feminine powers and generously offers her gifts; and the mature woman who descends into the underworld to take on the powers and mysteries of death and rebirth, emerging as the goddess who rules over the sky, the earth, and the underworld.
High Priestess Enheduanna, the earliest author and poet in the world that history knows by name, wrote three hymns to Inanna in which she praises her and asks for her help.
HANNE VAN DYCK
Hanne Van Dyck is a visual artist and writer working with text and textiles, installations and performance. She works with
in-between spaces, between herself and a landscape, a culture, a language, the space between the conscious and unconscious, often collaborating with other artists, shamans, storytellers, chouaffas (psychics), dancers and anthropologists.
She worked on a long-term research into her relationship to mountains in Switzerland and conducted a four-year research project on trance healing ceremonies in China and Morocco.
Van Dyck organizes art workshops, women circles, founded a laboratory for interdisciplinary artist collaborations and gives reiki. For the past ten years, she has practiced meditation, yoga and breathwork and participated in healing ceremonies in Belgium, Morocco and Brazil. During ceremonies, travels, residencies and a stay abroad of several years, she spent a lot of time in transitional moments. She learned to embrace these uncertain and fertile times by turning them into creativity.
With Stories For Innana she weaves together her interests and experiences. She invites you to tell your stories about the magical moments of life where growth and pain come together.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WAYS TO HONOUR A TRANSFORMATIONAL TIME IN A CREATIVE WAY?
DO YOU LOVE THE HANDMADE, UNIQUE, IMPERFECT?
WOULD YOU LIKE A MEANINGFUL PIECE OF ART IN YOUR LIFE?
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