Friday, October 17, 2014

wood & wool harlequin rug - the pattern

wood & wool harlequin rug pattern

Since I made my first harlequin RUG, I get lots of questions about the pattern.

My handmade harlequin rug is widely published in some interior magazines, the Bright Bazaar book, Mollie Makes Home and on many blogs.

I've made this harlequin rug with homemade fabric yarn, using piles of old T-shirts of me and my family (with their approval) Good riddance!
I have to admit that's a lot of cutting...

If you want to make this rug for your home, all you need is a hook size 12 and a huge pile of old T-shirt or about 2000 grams of fabric yarn.

After many years the 10-page harlequin rug PATTERN is now available in my Etsy shop!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

nathalie lété at villa augustus

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Above two brandnew notebooks from Nathalie Lété & Dorine de Vos.

When you are a fan of Nathalie Lété, you need to visit Villa Augustus!

Program Saturday, October 18th:

Gallery HERFST / AUTUMN is a new initiative of Villa Augustus. Hotelroom 24, located at the garden of the hotel is occasionally transformed into a temporary gallery. Villa Augustus invites artists to show their work and so add an inspiring place to the hotel.

On Saturday, October 18 world famous French illustrator and designer, Nathalie Lété, will be the first to open the sliding door of HERFST / AUTUMN.

Book Launch in the Limonaia: An additional reason for Lété's stay at Villa Augustus, is the appearance of the Dutch edition of her pop-up book 'Wandeling van het kleine meisje "(original title:" Promenade de la petite fille "), published by Villa Augustus. Villa Augustus also brings two luxury notebooks with specially commissioned illustrations Lété created around the theme of reading. Following the opening of the gallery Nathalie Lété will be signing her books in the market of Villa Augustus.

Besides the new notebooks and pop-up book you can find many Nathalie Lété products in the market; colorful illustrated postcards, ceramics, beautiful silk scarves, fabrics, pillows, serving trays, dolls, toys and notebooks.

See you at Villa Augustus. Au revoir!

Programma opening galerie HERFST en boekpresentatie
Datum: zaterdag 18 oktober 2014 van 11:00 - 13:00 uur
Aanvang: 11:00 uur
Plaats: Limonaia, de citroenbomenkas van Villa Augustus, Oranjelaan 7 - Dordrecht
Toegang: vrij

plenty of hooks

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New in the S H O P:
Colorful wood & wall pegs!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

piece of case

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A crochet string bag is quite a project to make in one day during the Cool Crochet workshop, so I have designed a super cute cotton pads case for the bathroom.

Just love to invent new utensils!

Once it's there, you can't do without...

The cool crocheteers that joined the workshop in October all loved this bathroom perk up item! So I've wrote a detailed pattern for those who are interested.

The P A T T E R N in now available in my Etsy shop.

Piece of cake case!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

place des crochets

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Moroccan crochet lesson on the Place des Epices is also a part of the Cool Crochet workshop.

While one group was making striped mittens at the café next door with me, the other group was taught how to make a Moroccan style hat by lovely Aïsha.

We changed lessons halfway, so everyone knows how to make a cool hat and mittens before winter.
It's so amusing and interesting (and sometimes confusing) to see how different the two crochet-techniques are.

The reward for this crochet challenge was a delicious tajine lunch, followed by shopping in the souk.

Monday, October 13, 2014

gardens of marrakech

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The second day of the workshop was all about cool crochet in some beautiful gardens in Marrakech.

In the morning we visited Jardin Majorelle, the place where Yves Saint Laurent has lived for many years.
We picked a shady corner in the stunning garden to make colorful cool cotton pads cover and I think Yves would have been very proud of us.

In the afternoon we drove with some traditional yellow Mercedes taxis to the gardens between the olive grove of Beldi.
We had a sumptuous lunch on the terrace next to the pool and all felt like Princesses. The lunch was followed by a relaxed afternoon on the beds and some lazing crochet.

Walking through the gardens and rose fields, we discovered the workplace of the Beldi flowergirls, which made this 'garden day' even more perfect.