Friday, December 8, 2017
Shiny gold yarn for a bit of holiday cheers, flaunting on the wool locker.
'g o l d' from Marrakech, collected during the cool crochet workshops, over the years...
Made this xs woodwoolstool cover of the middle one, during the cool crochet workshop in Marrakech in May.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
I get a lot of questions from beginning knitters. The ask me if I think, they can make my knitted (striped) sweater...
Well it's an easy to follow pattern, but when you've never made a sweater before, it might be a bit difficult to start with.
When you are a beginner and you would love to knit something else than just scarfs, this is a great project for you!
For the beginner knitters amongst you, I designed a brand new super easy knitted one-piece sweater!
I'm sure you are able to complete this project. It is easier than you think.
This knitted sweater you knit in only one piece. The sweater is reversible, there are no seems on the shoulder. Both sides have a different look.
I made this sweater with dark green tweed yarn, from a Dutch textile super.
You can download the KNITTED ONE-PIECE SWEATER PATTERN in my Etsy shop.
It's also a great pattern for advanced knitters, because the tricky part of putting your knitted sweater together, is a lot easier now.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
And suddenly it's December and freezing cold outside.
Time for warm woolen sweaters, beanies, candles and everything that belongs to this time of year. Christmas countdown...
The utterly cute hare family also has made its appearance.
They are my traditional models on the new collection of wooden x-mas trees last week.
Are you December ready yet? Do you have your tree up?
If you want a sustainable tree that lasts for years and takes up little space, you have 6 pieces left to choose from. This is the time.
Do you fancy one?
You can order it in my Etsy shop and you will definitely have it in time for Christmas.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Or maybe I should say steelwoolstool ?
New in the S H O P, two steel vintage stools, in pale blue with colorful crochet cover.
Those blue steel stools, what a beautiful design!
However they have a less attractive brown plastic seat, that had to be covered with soft and colorful wool...
Friday, December 1, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
New sustainable and unique handmade trees in the SHOP
10 years in a row, a jubilee year for the original woodwoolstool x-mas tree.
I'd rather don't mention the x-word yet, but already got some questions about the trees this weekend.
Therefore, entirely according to tradition, I've made a small collection of the eco-friendly trees for the enthusiasts.
It's never too early (and late) for an evergreen! Have a look and pick your favorite.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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...
Hotel CHAMBRES D'AMIS, oasis in the Medina of Marrakech and our wonderful green 'basecamp' during the workshops.
Marrakech travel workshops in Marrakech next year!
COOL CROCHET WORKSHOPS 2018
Six days in Marrakech! Crochet while discovering Marrakech and surroundings in a very special and unique way. Price € 725,00 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 are not included)
- a daily crochet project with yarns, hooks and patterns
- all excursions in and around Marrakech
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!
The cool crochet workshop is a real treat for yarn lovers. An adventurous journey, you can make on your own, while you will be 'pampered' and only have to enjoy and relax.
SPRING COOL CROCHET WORKSHOP arrival: Wednesday 11th of April 2018 - leaving: Monday 16th of April 2018
AUTUMN COOL CROCHET WORKSHOP arrival: Wednesday 3rd of October 2018 - leaving: Monday 8th of October 2018
We start with a welcome dinner on the rooftop of Chambres d'Amis on the first night of the workshops.
If you would like to join one of the workshops, please send an e-mail email@example.com and I will send you an application form. Now is the time to make new travel plans for 2018!
Both workshops are a collaboration with my friend Ank van der Pluijm, owner of hotel CHAMBRES D'AMIS, oasis in the Medina of Marrakech and our wonderful green 'basecamp' during the workshops.
Besides the Cool Crochet Marrakech workshops, we will also organize two Green Gardens workshops in 2018!
Friday, November 24, 2017
The annual autumn party in the front yard.
The ginkgo tree in our garden is always splendid, but now it's the most beautiful!
During these weeks, we have a high pile golden yellow ginkgo carpet in the front yard!
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The knitted sweater season has arrived and therefore also the knitting season!
At the moment I'm knitting a dark green version of this sweater and am about halfway.
The sweater that belongs in your winter collection.
You can download the KNITTED SWEATER PATTERN in my Etsy shop (English and Dutch version) and it's even doable for novice knitters.
the striped sweater I knitted in 2015
the dusty pink one I made last year.
Once the green is ready, I'll show it...
Saturday, November 18, 2017
A shiny stool for the little ones, how cute...
The xs stool is one of the cool crochet projects, we make during the COOL CROCHET WORKSHOP in Marrakech. It's called the suitcase size stool, because you can bring it back home in your suitcase.
This golden mini cover I've made during the workshop in May and the xs stool is now for sale in my E T S Y shop.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Almost weekend, preparing for an exiting visit to Amsterdam.
On the kitchen table:
maxi wallet - handmade leather purse by Pien tassen, @piens_life on Instagram (big enough for phone, money & lipstick)
appetizer - new interiors for restaurants and cafes, interior book by Gestalten
red lipstick - rouge allure velvet lipstick by Chanel, no 57 rouge feu
bird mug - design by Hennie Haworth for Habitat (collection 2008)
make up mirror - by Primark
brandnew handmade cardigan - by woodwoolstool, unique piece called Infinity (because it's not finished yet, a lot more colors to be added)
Ready to have a party!
Cheers and enjoy the weekend.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
New woodwoolstool in the S H O P.
Cover of crochet with a sparkle of g o l d ...