I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, hopefully you all have a lovely time with your family. I have ! Playing games, dancing and having delicious food. I enjoy it a lot to be home in Belgium (however I miss Paris also a little … ). During my free hours I’m in my atelier weaving on my new loom. Full with energy and new ideas.
Merry Christmas, and until soon !
In the pictures: Inspiration images on my loom, yarns, drawings for new patterns, and a book with little samples from my internship (the pink page is my favorite !)
2 things I love to do during my freetime are, first of all, taking care of my plants. Today I want to show you my favourite plants, first of all the pilea. I think he’s everyones favourite, he’s so different, beautiful and easy to take care of. And from the moment he’s big enough, he’s going to give you a lot of baby pilea’s. Can’t wait for that moment to arrive. And my other favourite plant is one I got from my neighbour, don’t know the name of it. But I love him a lot.
Another thing I like to do in my freetime, you never going to believe this, is weaving. I’m just relaxing behind my loom, making gifts for some friends. I love to surprise the people I love with a handwoven present, it’s such a good feeling to weave with them in mind.
Hope you all enjoy these days.
(soon I’ll post some pictures of the exhibition. yesterday was the opening night, and it was so lovely.)
By the way, I’m still searching for a place to live in Paris. From the end of september till the end of February. Can someone help me ? Feel free to spread the word.
I’m making a collection of woven blankets. I really love to play with colours and very soft yarns. At the moment I made 5 big pieces, but I still need to do the last finishing touches. So exciting.
On saturday Eefje will take beautiful pictures of my work, at Robbert’s place. I’m a little nervous, but I’m convinced that it will be great. Look forward to saturday. But it also mean that I have a deadline to catch, so this week will be all about early mornings and late-night-atelier-time.
Happy week !
Last week was filled with lovely things.
First of all, I was intrigued by windows. Like in picture 3, it’s a window in the port of Ghent, It felt so surreal to look into a window, and see such a wondeful view.
Next to that I’m working with different textile-companies to make some of my designs. Yesterday I was making yarns, that’s so much fun ! I also did some industrial weaving and lasercutting. The pictures you see are still ‘work in progress’, so they need some finishing touches. But the 27th of June will be the opening of the exhibition, and that will be the first moment that my work will showed to the public. Feel free to come. More information about it later.
Wish you all a happy Easter. I hope you all enjoy your day.
Today I ate a lot of chocolate eggs, the one on the pictures are really delicious. While I’m having a chocolate-overdose I’m making samples with my tufting tool, and it’s working better than I even dare to dream of. So I’m very happy !!
Oh, by the way. I started a page on facebook, feel free to join so you can follow all the journal-de-jours-updates very easely.
Sorry my loves,
the shop is
Here it is, my own little shop.
I’m dreaming of opening a webshop for almost 3 years. But I never seems to have enough time to finish it all. That is why I opened a temporary-shop, called “Handwoven treasures”. It’s not much, just the pieces that are finished. There are woven pouches and scarfs for sale, some of them are prototypes (that means that they are perfectly ready to be used, but there are little things that are not completely perfect like I wanted them to be. So I sell them with a discount). By the way, I also make products on order, so you can choose your favourite colours, pattern and size. If you are interested you can e-mail me. Just a note, I just will be able to start on the orders in July.
Feel free to take a look, and who knows, maybe one day you’ll be the owner of your own handwoven treasure.
Oh, I finished my first woven handbag. When it’s less busy I’ll make some more for the shop.
Happy weaving days !
Next week a new shop-update with woven scarfs
This week I had some problems with my warp, so it took me a long time to fix it. Yesterday I could start weaving, it gives me so much energy and ideas about making new things. I think it’s time to buy a new loom. So excited !! I’m going to try to make bags with these woven pieces. Still have to do some research about how I can do it. But I think it might be beautiful.
Soon I have a surprise for you, something I’m dreaming of for a long time, but I’ll keep it a secret. Maybe next week I’ll tell you more about it.
Happy weekend !!