weaving art: anneke kersten (nijmegen, the netherlands, 1954) took her first weaving lessons at a college in eugene (oregon USA) during a two-year stay in the early eighties, nancy hoskins was her teacher. back in the netherlands, she has further mastered herself in weaving techniques, her favorite is double weave. erica de ruiter was her dutch teacher (famous by the 'erica' loom), who was taught by kitty van der mijll dekker, who was student at the bauhaus. anneke developed her textile art during three years at a course at the textile museum tilburg. she has also taken the two-year master class of weefnetwerk 'weaving special' and she lately participates in (museum) master classes.
the inspiration of anneke is coming mainly from landscapes, themes and the bauhaus. she likes to work with unusual materials, like copper wire and paper yarn. the use of colour is a striking feauture of her work. exhibitions of anneke's weavings show the versatility of weaving art. anneke is also a weaving teacher.

2022 virtual exhibition international weaving ‘cross border’
the european weaving group international weaving presents its first virtual International weaving exhibition ‘cross corder’. woven artworks by camilla aarhaug (norway), hannie seegers (sweden), stacey harvey brown (UK), simona sanguineti (italy), mylène louicellier (france), and jacqueline eshuis, roos cox and anneke kersten (the netherlands) can be seen in the virtual exhibition from 1 march 2022. for the virtual exhibition, see: www.artsteps.com/view/613b77925be1681b67add576.

2021 international weaving
anneke is member of the group 'international weaving' of the association weefnetwerk, which started mid 2020 setting up international activities www.weefnetwerk.nl.

2021 international online exhibition 'pushing the limits'
pushing the limits: a virtual shaft weaving art exhibition december 2020-december 2021 with anneke's art work 'alaska' oliviermasson.art/SWE/SWE.html

 usa online class 'stash busting scarf weave along'
anneke took the course 'stash busting scarf weave along' of tien chiu and janet dawson for three weeks in april 2021: weaving the dornick twill with leftover yarns warpandweave.com

2021 usa online class 'make your colors sing'
anneke followed the online color course of tien chiu from san francisco usa, running from mid january to the end of february 2021 warpandweave.com

2020 usa online class 'weave along with tien and janet'
anneke took the course colors of tien chiu and janet dawson for three weeks, weave structure overshot warpandweave.com

2020 member of facebook group 'creative weaving'

creative weaving is for shaft-loom weavers creating and exploring art rather than making functional items and who want to share ideas, troubleshoot and encourage each other in their adventures in weave

2017 uk/france '3 techniques for texture'
weave structure course of three days from the british weaver stacey harvey-brown, living in france theloomroom.co.uk

2015 usa present
by postmail anneke received a shuttle as a present with the congratulations: “schacht spindle company presents this shuttle in celebration of your excellence in handweaving” schachtspindle.com

2011 - 2013 - 2015 usa publications in the international magazine handwoven
articles of anneke about her weavings handwovenmagazine.com

2011 litouwen ETN biennale
exhibition of an artwork of anneke at the internationale biennale kaunas litouwen 22 sept-4 dec 2011 biennialfoundation.org/biennials/kaunas-bienniale

2007 - 2008 usa seattle exhibition weaving
exhibition of anneke's art work in the centre of seattle september 2007-march 2008 seattlenutrition.com

~2008 sweden lecture of mariana eriksson
mariana eriksson has written 'the swedish weaving book'

~2005 germany lecture of andreas möller
andreas möller is famous by his flying  8 moon loom weberei-hamburg.com

2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 germany flachsmarkt im krefeld
four years in a row together with roos cox a three-day craft market around the castle in linn in krefeld flachsmarkt.de

2001 usa irvine california south coast weavers and spinners guild
during a sabbatical in irvine, anneke participated in the local weavers guild scwsg.org

1998 usa publication in the international magazine ‘weavers’
copperwire artwork of anneke

1998 usa workshop color randall darwall
october 10th workshop exploring colors randalldarwall.com

~1998 uk lecture of ann sutton
professor ann sutton from west sussex artist annsutton.org

~1996 usa lecture 'overtwist yarns' of ann richards
ann richards wrote the book 'weaving textiles that shape themselves' theweaveshed.org/297/ann-richards-weaving-textiles-that-shape-themselves

1996 usa arizona paul o'connor specialist double weave
because of anneke's thesis 'double weave' contact with paul o'connor, he sent her a copy of his book on double weave haven2.com/Proc

1996 and 2010 usa whidbey island madelyn van der hoogt
visiting madelyn van der hoogt at her home and weaving school at whidbey island, near seattle, editor of 'weavers' and 'handwoven' weaversschool.com

1982-1984 usa weaving class lane community college eugene, oregon
anneke started as a weaver a two year class at lane in eugene, with nancy hoskins as teacher weaving and sue dolye teacher spinning and dyeing: at these weaving classes anneke met beverly kindblade-rockholt, up to now her best friend