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Thank you for visiting mooizeg, which is Dutch for 'hey..., nice!' 

Jeannet Leendertse's grew up in The Netherlands where she spent much of her childhood crafting with fabric, using her grandmother’s hand-crank sewing machine. She studied graphic design and at 27 left for New York in search of an internship. After completing her degree cum laude, She moved to the Boston area and became an award-winning book designer. In 2014 she turned her focus once again to textiles.

Having grown up near the Dutch shore, her fiber work now responds to the rugged coast of Maine, where she finds minimalism and sculptural form in the landscape and its creatures. Exploring the concept of belonging, she develops work that is foreign, yet at home in this marine environment. 

mooizeg accessories have been featured in the Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts gift collection, and can be found at Artful Home, and a variety of small boutiques in New England, like Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill, ME . Her work was also featured at the Shop at TextielMuseum in the Netherlands.

The ammonite cowl was selected for the Fiber Art Now Excellence in Fibers exhibition and the Winter issue cover of the magazine. It was shown in the Fiber Art Now exhibition at the New Bedford Art Museum. 

The alaria scarf was selected the following year for the Fiber Art Now Excellence in Fibers exhibition, and was on display at the San Jose, CA, Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

An article on mooizeg's double Dutch collaboration with local alpaca farmer Karen Borgstein was published by Dutch Culture USA. 

In July 2020 her work was featured in Yankee Magazine.