Tuesday, November 21, 2017

knitted sweater season

knitted sweater knitted sweater

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.

wood & wool knitted striped sweater
the striped sweater I knitted in 2015

dusty pink knitted sweater pattern
the dusty pink one I made last year.

Once the green is ready, I'll show it...

Saturday, November 18, 2017

xs woodwoolstool

xs woodwoolstool

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

maxi wallet

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Friday mood.

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

d.i.y. handmade luxe looped cardigan

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The handmade crochet luxe looped cardigan you can make yourself.

You can download the pattern in my Etsy shop.

Yesterday I came across a photo on the instagram account of Anthropologie...

A loopy cardigan that looks a lot like my wooly cardigan.
So I went to the Anthropologie webshop to have a closer look;

a hand-knit luxe looped cardigan for $580.00?!

anthropologie cardigan

I did not believe my eyes...

I made a loopy cardigan some years ago, even made some for others and after a lot of request I wrote the pattern.

You can make the luxe cardigan yourself and save some money for a nice city trip.
Haha, why don't you join one of the Cool Crochet workshop in Marrakech next year and I can show you how to work the loop stitch...

If you think the cardigan is too fluffy you can also wear it inside out. Here's a l i n k to an old 'inside out' blogpost from 2013.

I wear mine a lot and it is still one of my favorite cardigans. I always get a lot of compliments and nice comments when I wear it.

Friday, November 10, 2017

into the woods

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Autumn walk in the woods.

After a long summer (early April to mid-October, because of my workshop travels to Marrakech), I appreciate the autumn weather.

If only for the stunning yellow ginkgo tree in the frontyard.
And for the winter wardrobe from the attic, your own 'old collection' suddenly seems new again; boots, cardigans (my favorites), sweaters, boots, warm winter coats...

For the time being, I'm still enjoying the season, knowing that soon I will be done with it.

... found the leaf-emoji 🌿

into the woods

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

bright & vivid

handmade harlequin pillow handmade harlequin pillow

Another harlequin pillow in the S H O P.

A handmade harlequin pillow, made with my favorite bright colors. This pillow has a loose cover, the frontside crochet and backside natural linen.

(yesterday's spicy colored harlequin pillow is en route to Lisbon...)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

green gardens workshop 2018

marrakech october 2017

NEW travel workshops in Marrakech next year!

Besides the Cool Crochet Marrakech workshops, we will again organize Green Gardens workshops in April and October 2018.

In the last few years I've 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.
It's a great way to explore Marrakech and surroundings in a very authentic atmosphere!

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.

To make the green theme complete, we will also organize a veggie cooking workshop under the banana trees (including vegetables & herbes shopping in de souk). We will make an adventurous bike ride to the gigantic palm grove and a roadtrip to the Atlas Mountains. All the participants will get an herbarium notebook, in which they can make daily sketches and collect green memories, such as leaves and seeds.

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!

Six days in Marrakech! Green is the theme. Price € 725,00 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)
- 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)
- veggie cooking workshop
- collecting green memories in a herbarium
- all excursions in and around Marrakech

This workshop is a real treat for nature-loving enthusiasts. An adventurous journey to Marrakech, you can make on your own, while you will be 'pampered' and only have to enjoy and relax.

SPRING GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP arrival: Thursday 19th of April 2018 - leaving: Tuesday 24th of April 2018
AUTUMN GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP arrival: Thursday 11th of October 2018 - leaving: Tuesday 16th of October 2018

If you would like to join one of the workshops, please send me an e-mail; info@woodwoolstool.com
Both workshops are a collaboration with my friend Ank van der Pluijm, owner of hotel CHAMBRES D'AMIS, green oasis in the Medina of Marrakech and our 'basecamp' during the workshops.

(more pictures of our previous green garden workshops below)

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