Membership

HABOTAI is open to everyone interested in painting on silk and in enhancing their handmade silk works.  The driving force is a group of silk enthusiasts, who have made every yearly exhibition a special and interesting experience.  

(€55/year)
Active Membership
  • Be the driving force of our society

  • Attend our monthly meetings in Wilrijk, Antwerp (BE), including workshops and other activities
    (more info below)

  • Participate in our yearly ART ON SILK Exhibition

  • Receive our quarterly HABOTAI Newsletter

(€25/year)
Non-Active Membership
  • Receive our quarterly HABOTAI Newsletter

  • Be invited to attend the opening night of our yearly ART ON SILK Exhibition

  • Get invited to exclusive activities

Monthly Meetings of Active Members

Through monthly meetings in Wilrijk, Antwerp (BE), Extra Muros activities that respond to current events at home and abroad and the “HABOTAI Newsletter” the members are informed about the latest developments in painting and processing of natural silk and the possible combinations with related materials and fibres, such as for example wool. Through the organisation of an annual ART ON SILK Exhibition of the works of art made by the active members they are encouraged to use their newly acquired knowledge.


Every third Tuesday evening of the month the active members meet in the  Community Centre, Bist 1, in Wilrijk, Antwerp (BE), where demonstrations of new silk painting techniques are presented either by members or by Belgian or foreign artists.

The themes of some of the future meetings are:

FRICO on silk

Silk collages
Shibori and Faux shibori on silk
Rust on silk
Marbling on silk

Extra Activities and Workshops

On a regular basis special activities are organised, such as:

Visit to the Festival at AUBIJOULASOIE in Liège
Workshop : Creating relief-illusions on textiles (2D-3D-2D)
Participation in the Creatief Hobby Salon Antwerp or Mechelen
Visit to a silkworm nursery and silk museum   
Visit to the BATIK exhibition at the  Diocesaan Centrum Groenhove in Torhout, Belgium

Workshop by Rita Trefois  : CRAQUELÉ AS STARTING POINT

HABOTAI Newsletter

All our Active and Non-Active Members receive our "HABOTAI Newsletter" three times a year (in Dutch in PDF). The newsletter contains information about the latest developments in painting and processing of natural silk and the possible combinations with related materials and fibres, the society’s demo programme for the coming months as well as extensive reports of the monthly workshops, with photos and technical descriptions.

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