Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tactile textile@Miekerecour

The result of following a workshop on 'tactile textile' at Mieke Recour.
Natural materials combined with techniques such as braiding, knotting, sewing, crocheting restulted in this lightweight colorful necklace.

Want to follow a workshop yourself? 
Hop over to Mieke Recour and admire her work.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Stacking

Mixed some more beads, leather and crochet into stacking bracelets.




To be found in the bracelet section of my Etsy-shop.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mixing what Mother Earth is giving us


Beautiful handmade ceramic beads made from South African soil and the hands of woman, found in this beautiful etsy shop:
and mixing it with fine silk handcrocheted tubes, pebbles and leather.

https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/182833742/soft-blue-handmade-ceramic-beads-mixed?ref=shop_home_active_1

https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/182739006/natural-mediterranean-looking-stunning?ref=shop_home_active_1



Friday, February 28, 2014

Golden coins and traditions


Received a custom order to crochet around this old French 20 Franc Gold Rooster/ Coq Gaulois. 
Although French 20 Franc “Roosters” are perhaps the most common of the European gold coins, they remain relatively scarce and of historical importance (notice the date: 1913)


In Switzerland there is a tradition to give the 'Vreneli' (Swiss 20 SFR gold coin) as a birthpresent to a god-child.
It is said, that whenever something terrible should happen in life, and no more money is left, this coin could be used to buy the most necessary things in life. 
Being half Swiss, half Belgian, and having a mother that is called Verena (Vreneli when she was little) both my kids received this coin upon birth. 

 

 Love to capture memories in crochet!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The 'expat' necklace


 Received a request to make a necklace for a Belgian woman living in Australia. I immediatly thought of making her something that would remind her of Belgium in a subtle way: so decided that our national flagcolors would be the inspiration for this necklace.
I call it the expat necklace!
Combed African vinyl discs, an old Ethiopian trade bead and some crochetwork to translate this into a necklace.
A multi culti mix!