Kirsten Ballering is the Dutch crochet designer and blogger behind the 2017 Scheepjes Hygge crochet along as well as this years Meghan’s Moment for the new Royal. Kirsten lives with her husband in a very old, small and crooked apartment in the city of Leiden, The Netherlands. To brighten up the place, she has filled it to the brim with yarn. Kirsten designs blankets, pillows, potholders, coasters and other crochet items. To see her colourful work, visit her blog Haak Maar Raak
Be Inspired will be touring with Kirsten, and our Scheepjes yarns, in August/September 2018. For those who have attended one of our past tours (first with Dedri Uys of Sophies Universe fame, and second with Atty Van Norel) you will know that you get thoroughly spoilt with a Scheepjes workshop kit, as well as beautiful goodie bags. This year, Scheepjes are sponsoring the goodie bag contents as well as the spot prizes so they will be unique and rather special.
This year our project is the XOXO pillow. This big, chunky bolster pillow will make a colourful addition to your veranda, lounge chair or living room. By alternating the main colour with the other shades, a beautiful colour gradient will emerge. And as a little fun twist colourful tassels embellish both sides! The main focus in this design is the crossed treble stitch that is worked over each coloured stripe, giving the appearance of little X’s scattered all over. Worked in rows, Kirsten will show you how to keep the edges straight, and how to join with a near-invisible seam to form a tube. You will create overlay end caps for the round sides and finish off with tassles.
Three colourways will be available to choose from. Please be sure when choosing as we will not be able to swop at a later stage. The designs is made using Scheepjes Cahlista, a chunky 100% cotton yarn, which is not yet here in our studio so you will be the first to use it in South Africa! The colours are inspired by the vividness of a tropical sunset, the dusky pink shades of a highland sunrise and the green and blue tints of an Island oasis. Whatever colourway you choose, the end result will feel like a big, warm and colourful hug!
Workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition from Kirsten
15 skeins of 50 gram Scheepjes Cahlista
Goodie bag full of Scheepjes yumminess
Tea/Coffee and eats
Pattern with step-by-step photo tutorial
Additional pattern to make use of any leftovers
Please choose the date, and the colourway option. NB CHOOSE COLLECTION AND NOT DELIVERY!
DATE AND TIME: Monday 3rd September 10-1pm OR Tuesday 4th September 6-9pm OR Wednesday 5th September 9-12pm
VENUE: Be Inspired, KLOOF
NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS – MUST KNOW BASIC CROCHET STITCHES AND BE FAIRLY CONFIDENT
BRING: a 4,5mm hook (or bigger if you are a tight hooker)
PLEASE NOTE: BOOKINGS ARE ONLY SECURE WITH A 50% DEPOSIT.
FOR CANCELLATIONS, A REFUND LESS 5% ADMIN FEE WILL BE CONSIDERED UP UNTIL 1ST JULY, 75% REFUND UP TO 15TH JULY, 50% UP TO 31ST JULY. NO REFUNDS AFTER 1ST AUGUST UNLESS WE MANAGE TO RESELL YOUR SPACE. INSTEAD YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR FULL KIT AND GOODIE BAG AS WELL AS PATTERN SUPPORT. PLEASE NOTE THAT COSTS ARE INCURRED UPFRONT AND THUS THE REASON FOR OUR CANCELLATION POLICY.