Monday, February 27, 2017

crochet-climb a palm tree

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Love my job!

I'm working on some brandnew crochet projects for the COOL CROCHET WORKSHOP in May.
Since some of the participants already joined us during the previous workshops and I love to work on new crochet projects anyway.
Inspired by the PINEAPPLE PATTERN I've designed some years ago, I would love to blend in the green theme into the Cool Crochet workshop.
I'm using my endless spools of cotton and wool from Marrakech.
It's not easy to work with 3 different colours in a row, but I like a challenge.

Because we work on a different project every workshop day, it had to be a small project.
So I've worked out a cute palmtree. I might sew on the back of my denim jacket or it will be a mini wall hanging?

Yesterday I started to draw the pattern on paper and made a start with the tree trunk and now I slowly 'crochet-climb' up to the palm leaves!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

wool experiments

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Wool experiments for the upcoming COOL CROCHET WORKSHOP in Marrakech.

Color-testing on the Japanese hanger that I bought today at Pantoufle in Rotterdam.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

s t u d i o

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My workspace is featured in the new S T U D I O book by author Sally Coulthard, published by Jacqui Small.

It's a very inspiring book about creative workspaces for creative people. I'm very happy and proud to be one of the creative people in this book.
You can find lots of bright ideas from the real-life studios of artists, crafters, designers, writers and painters.

A workplace is a place that feeds your imagination. Creating a perfect studio won't happen overnight, it's a growing process and that's how it should be.

Thank you Sally for including my workspace inside this fantastic S T U D I O book.
Studio will be released on March 16, 2017. You can pre order the book now.

Monday, February 20, 2017



Monday on the 'show off' shelf; the Fritillaria meleagris.

I'm fond of these spring bulbs!
The checkered patterns of the flowers are incredibly sophisticated, one by one small graphic artworks.

The Fritillaria postcard is the work of artist Martin Jarrie.

Friday, February 17, 2017

marrakech herbarium

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Friday afternoon herbarium inspiration for the upcoming Green Gardens workshops in Marrakech.

During the workshops the participants can collect seeds, leaves and make drawings or paintings in their notebooks of the daily green impressions at the gardens we will visit.
Actually I planned to work on the workshop program, but after a while I was 'playing around' with the notebooks and started to make some drawings...
I've got lots of inspiration from the Herbarium book and a box with a collection of 100 cards with stylish illustrations from the book Herbarium featuring herb facts.

My kitchen table was covered with books, maps, notebooks, pencils, postcards and illustration books.
I hardly can't wait until it's May and I can get started with my Marrakech herbarium notebook.

SPRING GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP arrival: Thursday 11th of May - leaving: Tuesday 16th of May
AUTUMN GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP arrival: Thursday 12th of October - leaving: Tuesday 17th of October
If you would like to join one of the workshops, please send an e-mail for an application form.

You can find more information about the Green Gardens workshops in Marrakech H E R E

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

l o v e


Have a [L O V E]ly day!