Bliss and Blisters
Still sewing my first garment collection
26. April 2022

It‘s needleworkmonday and there are two direction how this post can go: One will destroy my newly found confidence in finishing craft projects and reveal my jittery self, lost in the depth of the evil starteritis, staggering aimlessly between several knitted sweaters, crochet cardigans and half-finished art projects. The other whereas will paint me in […]

Sewing my first garment collection
5. April 2022

Sewing in collections… I heard this idea three years ago and I was intrigued (oh my… do I really sew three years already and still am such a beginner?). I was introduced to this concept by the lovely blog of Emily Hallman. On and of over the last year I looked at her site but […]

It’s Friday (ok, while you read this its perhaps not Friday :-DDD) and I am writing a #needleworkmonday post, wow, first time for me to plan ahead. But there is a reason, its because I want to give you the promised virtual tour through our last exhibition, and I fear this will be a long […]

How my creative brain works
26. January 2022

Changing a dress into an artistic statement Last week I showed you a fluffy pastel coloured gathered dress, a dress which perhaps would satisfy every pre-puberty girly dream of being a princess, a dress which has no potential to offend or shock. A dress which accentuates the waist but without revealing any flesh. A dress […]

How negative thoughts destroy creativity
16. November 2021

Word of warning: this is a post about me sometimes having pretty negative thoughts while working creatively. If you need something lighter today, please skip this post. There is a lot of darkness inside of me. You read my (hopefully) funny text, see me laugh during our #needleworkmonday video chats, but this is only the […]

A Million Dollar Crochet-Bunting
30. July 2019

This is it! I am famous!!! I will appear on TV and earn billions. What!!??? You don’t believe me?! Than read on… (if you are only interested in the progression of my crochet bunting, then hop to the 6th paragraph.) Over the last weeks a good friend of mine worked at a film set as […]

Bright and woolly dyeing experiments
2. July 2019

I needed a dye injection, colour, wool and experimentations. So, I dived into my stash and found some skeins of an organic wool I purchased at eBay which are a tad scratchy (read: fells like luffa sponge on the skin). These skeins are form a liquidation of a German wool brand and I bought the […]

Crocheting a Frankencoinster
18. June 2019

I am afraid… I am afraid that you will notice that I am an imposter, that I am barely able to hold a hook… Because I crocheted a Frankencoinster. Last week I tried myself at this alleged „relaxing“ woven mandala. And it relaxed me so intensely that I needed some sweet balm tee and many […]

Weaving a Mandala
11. June 2019

Today is Whitsun day (Pfingsten in German) so I have a little holiday. My mother visited with friends a nearby monastery to attend the service, which was held outside. And for us – being Protestant – it is always impressing to observe all the rituals and elaborate garments (the Bishop of the next big town […]

1 2 3 5