Bliss and Blisters
How to finish two wips in one week
5. July 2022

It is Monday…I had to work the whole week (also at night) to set up the showroom…I had headaches….A tree in our garden broke and fell onto the street (honestly!!! A lot of sawing and cleaning on Sunday)…I am too tired…The sun is shining…I need to bake bread… Do you recognize the pattern? These are […]

Trigger warning: I will speak about body shaming, domestic violence, sexism, and ageism in this post. If you are more interested in the knitting, crochet and embroidery techniques hop to the last paragraph. Get this into your head There are a lot of things you should get into your head when you are read as […]

Last Monday I showed you the shiny side of crafting. I presented myself well behaved in proper clothes which I made for my garment-collection. Lovely sweaters and skirts in spring inspired colours, showcasing yellow, lilac, and green. But my dear readers, this is only one truth… Because behind the light there is darkness, and the […]

Just back from a City Tour to Leipzig, our bathroom full of stinky clothes which are soaked in museum sweat I notice we have a competition running in the Needleworkmonday community on Hive: writing about freeneedling. Perfect opportunity for me to scream in capital letters „NOOOOOOO“ because I love this idea and had no time […]

Working with a deadline in fibre art
27. October 2020

It is Monday and I do not know what to write. And its not because of lack of topics, no it is the overwhelming mass of projects :-DDD Last Monday I told you about the scholarship I got granted for an art project and since then I am frenetically running between my yarn boxes, my […]

I need your help dear needleworkes
20. October 2020

I am not sure if all of you know that I besides knitting, crocheting or sewing like crazy make art for a living. And I am extremely happy to announce that I got admitted for an art-scholarship. Now you are perhaps musing why I am addressing you on #needleworkmonday, but bear with me, there is […]

My second box of shame
13. October 2020

It’s this time of the year, the one moment of clarity, my awakening to the light, the epiphany of introspection… were I notice that I have roughly a million wip’s spread out through our flat. There are these two (yes, two) boxes of shame in our living room. And maybe the content of these boxes […]

I made a crochet chicken for Easter
14. April 2020

I made a crochet chicken for Easter and it was a mistake Do you know this state of mind when the tiniest question from another person, a needle falling on the carpet, the ripping yarn or the long hair inside your shirt feels so annoying that you want to pretend to be ailed with the […]

One shawl is not enough
4. February 2020

Last week I asked for your opinion which yarn I should use to crochet a granny square shawl and sorry, but not sorry, you were not of great help. I thought it’s always good to start a post with insulting the audience, especially when you are German and would love to use the German word […]

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