Monday, February 20, 2017

fritillaria

fritillaria

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 info@woodwoolstool.com 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

L O V E

Have a [L O V E]ly day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

all you have to do; enjoy the adventure

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Travel workshops in Marrakech!

Besides the Cool Crochet Marrakech workshops, we will organize new Green Gardens of Marrakech workshops in 2017.

During the last years we have visited quite some stunning gardens and oases in the medina and fell in love with the amazing green gardens of Marrakech. For those out there, who can't or rather don't want to crochet, we will arrange an opportunity to discover Marrakech in an alternative way this year.

From experience we know a lot of women love to travel alone, but don't want to travel to Morocco by themselves. Both travel workshops are a great way to discover Marrakech by yourself and meet new friends from all over the world. You don't have to take care of anything, once you've arrived in 'basecamp' Chambres d'Amis. We will bring you to the best places and you only have to enjoy your adventure.

Both workshops will be organized in Spring and Autumn. You can choose your favorite.

GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP
Six days in Marrakech! Green is the theme. Price € 675,00 per person.
The price is based on a shared twin bedroom and excluding flight ticket. It's not possible to book a single room.
It's always possible to book extra nights, before or after the workshop (info@chambresdamis.com)
INCLUDED:
- transfer from airport Marrakech to Riad Chambres d'amis (v.v.)
- shared twin bedroom (5 nights) including breakfast in Chambres d'Amis. (no single rooms available)
- 3 dinners & 4 lunches (drinks not included)
- veggie cooking workshop
- collecting green memories in a herbarium
- all excursions in and around Marrakech

PROGRAMME:
During the workshop we will visit and explore all kinds of gardens in and around Marrakech; An Arabic garden, a rose garden, botanical gardens, secret city gardens, city parks, hidden courtyards, an art garden, museum gardens and vegetable- and herb gardens.

You will be surprised how green the Red City actually is. Urban jungle adventures with guided tours and delicious moroccan food, make this green travel-workshop unforgettable!

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 info@woodwoolstool.com for an application form.

AND

COOL CROCHET WORKSHOP
Six days in Marrakech! Crochet while discovering the town. Price € 675,00 per person.
The price is based on a shared twin bedroom and excluding flight ticket.
It's always possible to book extra nights, before or after the workshop (info@chambresdamis.com)
INCLUDED:
- transfer from airport Marrakech to Riad Chambres d'Amis (v.v.)
- shared twin bedroom (5 nights) including breakfast in Chambres d'amis. (no single rooms available)
- 3 dinners & 4 lunches (drinks not included)
- yarns, hooks and patterns
- all excursions in and around Marrakech

PROGRAMME:
Buying wool, cotton and yarns in the souk. Urban jungle crochet at Jardin Majorelle. Crochet in the desert. Moroccan crochet in the open on the colourful Place des Epices. A daytrip to the Atlas mountains. Crochet on the roof of Maison de Photographie with it's wonderful view of the town... Delicious moroccan food and adventures in and around Marrakech make this travel-workshop never-to-be-forgotten!

SPRING COOL CROCHET WORKSHOP arrival: Wednesday 3rd of May - leaving: Monday 8th of May
AUTUMN COOL CROCHET WORKSHOP arrival: Wednesday 4th of October - leaving: Monday 9th of October (FULLY BOOKED!)

If you would like to join one of the workshops, please send an e-mail info@woodwoolstool.com for an application form.

Both workshops are a collaboration with my friend Ank van der Pluijm, owner of CHAMBRES D'AMIS, oasis in the Medina of Marrakech and our 'basecamp' during the workshops.

Friday, February 3, 2017