Brooches and Brochages, created and designed by Alexandra Drenth.
The materials, the source.
Brooch, collage, corsage, it all comes together in the name Brochage, I came up with this funny word because it is applicable to the smaller collages that I design.
My work consists embroideries and bringing together different textile materials. I work spontaneously and then, it grows under my hands. I only work with used materials, fabrics, embroidery and other textiles, I also make hand embroideries myself.
Sometimes I get embroideries and handicrafts from people, they like what I make out of it. My Broches and Brochages are sustainable because I reuse materials. I try to use everything and I throw nothing away in the garbage. If you reuse than you don't have to buy any new materials. That saves a lot of waste! Great inspirations for me are the sea, animals and nature. I have a passion to create, to give a soft feeling, beauty and compassion and making that connection with te viewer.