Walk, gather, learn and carve your own crochet hook(s) with Wieteke on Sunday 11 October at 10am - 4pm.
Wieteke's workshops are not average workshops. They take a little longer because Wieteke goes the extra mile by taking you into nature to cover the whole process from finding materials to finishing your product. While taking you into nature she'll tell you beautiful stories, share knowledge about the flora and she will show you how you can collect the perfect wood yourself without harming nature.
The workshop starts with a walk in nearby nature (Holyrood Park, and accessible via the path). After the walk we will dive into the workshop space where Wieteke will
demonstrate the wood carving technique. After the instructions you get to practice woodcarving and you'll be making your own crochet needle from fallen wood. You will leave the workshop with one or more self-made crochet needles
and sufficient knowledge to independently apply the technique of collecting materials in nature and wood carving the found materials into unique crochet needles that are a joy to use.
Lunch is included and will be provided by the always lovely Art and Vintage Cafe.
Wieteke Opmeer, artist, designer and nature lover based in Almere Oosterwold (NL). After being educated as a florist, Wieteke graduated art school in 2008 with a widely exhibited and nominated graduation project that created the perfect marriage of her two passions, nature & art. Since then Wieteke’s evolution into making nature oriented art and products grew into various product collections and art projects exhibited and sold throughout the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Since 2013 Wieteke started wood carving found wood and thorns into usable, visually poetic products. She successfully sold these products internationally through her web shop and various points of sale across the globe. After designing, exhibiting and selling nature oriented art and products for more than a decade, Wieteke decided to share her knowledge. She now travels the Netherlands, UK and Scotland sharing her fascination and knowledge of nature, design and wood carving through workshops and masterclasses.
All workshops are held at the Ginger Twist Dye Studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building and where to meet. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Please note: you need to be at least 21 years of age to take this workshop.
All images by Wieteke Opmeer.