Elke Tangeten grew up in the German speaking part of Belgium; German is her mother tongue, but she speaks French well. When she was a child, she was diagnosed with a mild mental disability. As an adult, she found a job in a sheltered workshop but a road accident in 1994 put an end to this activity. Since 2006, she has lived in Vielsalm and joined the workshop of the association La “S” Grand Atelier in 2012. Fragile , she needs a lot of attention. Tangeten h as been passionate about textile creation. At La “S” Grand Atelier, she has tested several techniques: embroidery, knitting and weaving. Over time, she seems to have found the artistic language that suits her the most: doing embroidery on photographs and chromos, as evidenced by her works made with ex-votos and religious images in the Ave Luïa project, a collective creation undertaken by the association between 2013 and 2015 on the theme of the Catholic religion. Nowadays, she enjoys working on magazines from the 1960s but also on images depicting Madonnas.