Delphine Cobbaert developed Woven Connection based on a specific request to produce different sizes of carpets. Each design starts with a single thread in different colours, textures and materials, which in turn are weaved manually into different pieces that are ultimately joined together using her unique embroidery technique.
After graduating with a master's degree in textile design from the School of Arts, Delphine bought a number of old Picanol weaving looms and traditional twisting machines. She converted the machines into her own hand loom weaver, allowing her to start a unique and sustainable technique of weaving and twining under her own management. She developed Woven Connection based on a specific request to produce different sizes of carpets. Each of Delphine’s designs starts with a single thread, which in turn is twisted with different threads. This creates a thick thread of different colours, textures and high-quality natural materials (wool, mohair, flax, cotton and jute). To arrive at a certain size, Delphine interweaves the twisted threads by hand into different pieces, which she then joins together without using any glue. On the one hand she developed an embroidery technique with leather ribbons and on the other hand a technique in which the pieces are intertwined. The technique and material used, and the dexterity in her hands demonstrate the imperfection and tactility. Thread by thread, her carpets are woven to order into a unique traditional carpet to preserve and nurture.