Wednesday, December 13, 2017

seasonal veggies

seasonal veggies

It's getting christmassy around here slowly...

Seasonal veggies, served on a tamegroute plate.

Monday, December 11, 2017

snow snow snow

snow snow snow

Over the weekend we had our first snowfall of the season.

Everyone was so excited about the snow yesterday! Snow photos and videos everywhere on Instagram and blogs.

Snow days can mean two things, either you want to stay at home or you want to go outside and hear your footsteps in the snow.

Yesterday, I preferred the first option, but this afternoon we had more snow and I dressed warmly to go out and enjoy the cold and beautiful winter landscape. Snow proof with woolen sweater, beanie, scarf, mittens, boots and I borrowed Pippa's fake fur coat, it was great to play outside...

snow snow snow

Friday, December 8, 2017

a bit of holiday cheer

a bit of holiday cheer a bit of holiday cheer

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...

xs woodwoolstool

Made this xs woodwoolstool cover of the middle one, during the cool crochet workshop in Marrakech in May.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

knitted one-piece sweater pattern - easy level

knitted one-piece sweater pattern knitted one-piece sweater pattern

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

december decorations

december decorations

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.

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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

vintage woodwoolstool

vintage woodwoolstool vintage woodwoolstool vintage woodwoolstool

Vintage woodwoolstools.

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

hello december

december 1st

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Monday, November 27, 2017

jubilee for a sustainable evergreen

woodwoolstool xmas tree

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

cool crochet workshops marrakech 2018

moroccan wool
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Buying wool, cotton and yarns in the souk.

marrakech may 2017 cool crochet workshop
Urban jungle crochet at Jardin Majorelle.

marrakech may 2017 cool crochet workshop
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Crochet in the desert.

marrakech october 2016
Moroccan crochet in the open on the colourful Place des Epices.

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A daytrip to the Atlas mountains.

marrakech october 2016
Crochet on the roof of Maison de Photographie with it's wonderful view of the town...

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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 (info@chambresdamis.com)
INCLUDED:
- 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

PROGRAMME:

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 info@woodwoolstool.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

ginkgo carpet

ginkgo carpet ginkgo carpet

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

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

maxi wallet maxi wallet maxi wallet

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