Jolanda Drukker Murray

Jolanda Drukker Murray is a contemporary sculptor and textile artist based in Utrecht (The Netherlands). She studied art history at Leiden University and attended a program at Artibus Art School Utrecht with a focus on ceramics and bronze. She began collecting fabrics and creating wall hangings which were exhibited in several shows. She also created a “Circle of Life in 10 Kimonos” for the Kröller-Müller Museum. Jolanda specializes in “documentary embroidery”: telling stories using embroidery as well as mixed media techniques on photos and pictures from magazines. Her latest textile installation Stonehenge is a combination of photo embroidery, embroidery. and stitch work. She is currently working on Dialogue between Photography and Embroidery, an artbook in which she is embroidering on photos by the Dutch photographer Milja Markies.

Jolanda’s Classes

  • Jolanda teaches embroidery and mixed media techniques for StrudelmediaLive.
I wanted to say thank you for your wonderful classes. I knew I was going to enjoy it but didn’t realise how much. Your feedback and the open conversations with the other students was so insightful, it exceeded my expectations, hence I was happy to stay up til 2am!!
—Silvana (Australia)
Just a short message to say thank you so much for an amazing class! It was lovely and exactly what I needed at this stage of my projects.
—Martyna (Poland)
I really enjoyed the class! I've been wanting to do embroidery for a while but haven't known where to start. Jolanda did a great job showing us a wide range of techniques and inspirations, and challenged us to create every week. I honestly thought the class was perfect. I plan to continue doing embroidery work on my photos.
—Drew (Minneapolis)
I loved the embroidery class! Jolanda was a truly inspiring instructor. She provided a perfect mix of teaching/demonstrating specific embroidery stitches, collage techniques, and working with fabric, and commenting on and encouraging student work. I also appreciated her very thorough class notes, illustrated with examples she had shown in class. Jolanda emphasized the thought processes of making art, thinking about the “why” of what we were doing, which was eye-opening and inspiring. Thank you for offering this great class!
—Dorothea (New York City)