zondag 1 februari 2015



The collection of flat surface pattern designs is still growing,
and you are invited to come and visit me
from 10-12 february 2015
at Indigo - Première Vision - Paris
Hall 5 - Booth 5Z12

More information on www.premierevision.com!

zondag 18 januari 2015


Hope you all had a good start of the year!
I have been dyeing yarn for the first time, 
weaving that yarn,
drawing/painting patterns
and making plans for my new job ofcourse. 
Weaving scarves has gotten a bit neglected,
but not forgotten.
I Hope everyone waiting for their scarf is not too cold
and can forgive me the delay...  


woensdag 24 december 2014

maandag 22 december 2014


“I take the approach of a watercolor painter with a limited palette,” he says.
He uses his natural fermented indigo for blues, purples, and greens.
Black walnut leaves and nuts make the browns;
madder root and cochineal the reds.
And grape leaves and weld provide the yellows.
He mixes and blends these to create a broad, vibrant rainbow.”

Greg King spins, dyes and weaves.
And makes me jeaulous.

Found here.

zaterdag 29 november 2014


Some of you know I have been working in a textile firm for quite a while now.
Starting from this january,
I quit my job to become ILSE ACKE completely,
as an independant textile designer.
You all know my weaving work the best,
but a big part of me is also a pattern designer.
Since the summer I have been drawing a collection of patterns,
because in february you can visit me in Paris at Premiere Vision,
were I will be selling my graphic and textile works.
But ofcourse, anyone in need of freelance textile advice/design
can just call me, mail me, visit me.

To say it with the words of Elvis:
It's now or never...

woensdag 26 november 2014


It's getting cold.
My sleeping little helper.
Weaving sample, yarn samples,
a slow proces to a new project.
The first of january is coming closer,
an important date...

zaterdag 22 november 2014


It has been ready for a week,
but it's new owner wanted complete suprise,
so I had to keep the pictures to myself.
It's 'mostly' blue and yellow,
but I dared to use pink, green, orange and white.
Hope you like it!

I'm off for a new adventure, it has to do with scarves,
but in a different way I am designing them now.
Also still busy in my drawing room every day,
making motifs for print, weave, ... 
My deadline for that adventure is february,
but that will become clear very soon.

Have a nice weekend!!