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Patch to patch


Partly made from new and partly from worn textiles

-> can be seen in the description

"Cinnamon Cake", "Cinnamon with Forest Berries - Patchwork Blanket", "Baby Blanket, Colorful" Baby Blanket "," Flick To Patch Blue "made of Jeans," Flick To Patch Red'n Black "

Color harmonies that caress your soul

Patchwork in Turkish: Hanim dilendi bey Beyendi
At the age of nine, Filiz Taskin made her first patchwork piece, a pillow, with her grandmother in Bursa, Turkey. 'Patchwork' is generally considered to be an art of Indian origin. Filiz had discovered that patchwork had been known in Turkey for a long time and was used, for example, in the production of prayer rugs or wrapping cloths (Bohca) for transporting laundry, babies or household goods. Each blanket was individually processed by her, each one really has a story of its own and is an original. Her refusal to repeat a blanket represents her attitude towards her work. She often used a piece of fabric that was once worn by someone to tell a whole world of memories that are not apparent to the ignorant. Her blankets are beautiful and depict a landscape in vivid color. She worked on each piece with a lot of love and patience and also knew how to bring the next piece of fabric into a harmonious color scheme. It's never boring because each piece is an unrepeatable art form and stimulates the imagination to create new creations. Like a newborn child, each of her blankets was given a fitting name.

From 1984 to 1994, Filiz Taskin (then Yüreklik) worked on her patchwork blankets in the Filiz Laden, Kreuzberg, Muskauerstr 30. In the handicraft and art shop she offered all kinds of hand-made unique items such as embroidered sweaters, summer skirts and toiletry bags. It was located opposite the Künstlerhaus Bethanien on Mariannen Platz, so her special display case, which was nicely changed from time to time, attracted the attention of all the artists who visited there. The harmony of their design was reflected in the atmosphere in the store. Customers who became acquaintances and friends who stopped by for coffee formed a typical picture of the store. The lush plants, Kreuzberg hiking books, Tai Chi pants and hand-knitted sweaters also established the image of Kreuzberg at that time. Initially as a remote location, later after the fall of the Berlin Wall as a desirable location, which made it virtually impossible to continue selling hand-made items, which was already difficult. With many ongoing exhibitions, the Filiz presented its jewelry on the walls of museums, gardens and saunas. The many color harmonies were always exhibited with a somewhat extravagant idea. Personal orders were also made. For birthdays or special occasions, she gave one or the other a patchwork toiletry bag. Even the double day blankets were designed on a narrow standard table. She first put the entire blanket together in her head and then sewed it all the way through. When you look at them you realize how brilliant their creativity is. In her last years she could no longer pull the thread through the needle and became more involved in the art of crocheting. She also demonstrated her harmony with colors with fantastically colorful blankets. In 2024, at the age of 79, she left behind around 60 patchwork blankets in full color harmony made of different materials with their own names and stories. Some of them were even assigned a short poem. These could probably be more admired as a wall decoration to appreciate their attitude.

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