Hallo, My name is Neeltje. I am an Arts&Crafts teacher. I love to make textile art. My biggest pleasure is to create things and spreading them around the world. Love to get inspired by other creative people.
23-10-2016 Being a member of Swap Bot for a year now I have to make a statement. A lot of the wonderful swaps demand sending naked postcards. Although I love cancelled stamps on my postcards, too many times your beautiful artwork was damaged by the postal companies machinery. That hurts. Therefore I beg you to send all your swaps to me in an envelope, even if the swap rule says you have to send naked. I use most of the envelopes in my journal/scrapbook, so nothing gets spilled. I will give you an extra heart for it ðŸ’™ðŸ’œðŸ’›â¤ðŸ’š
As an Arts&Crafts teacher I like all kinds of Crafts. My favourite however is making textile art on my sewingmachine. I sort of developed my own style and it has no name. Some people refer to it as crazy quilting and it has some resemblance with that. However, for quilting I don't have enough patience. I just like to put colorful fabric to a background and let it happen.
So, I like to sew, knit, crochet, collage, origami, macramÃ© and zentangle.
All the colors of the world are wonderful. I love them all. It's thrilling to go out into nature and discover the most excuisite combinations. If you look closely you can see so many wonderful things, even in a raindrop. I am a big admirer of design-seeds.com
Here are some things I love, amongst many other things, in no particular order. If I come up with something I'll add it to the list.
â€¢ Small birds
â€¢ Lime; color, taste & smell
â€¢ Old maps
â€¢ Wild Flowers
â€¢ Sea Shells
â€¢ Looking at the sky
â€¢ Fiber Art Magazines
â€¢ Bare trees
â€¢ Watercolor drawings
â€¢ Handmade paper
â€¢ Cut out cardboard packaging
â€¢ Old Newspapers
â€¢ Foreign texts, handwritten or printed
â€¢ The smell of cinnamon
â€¢ Song of a blackbird
â€¢ Handmade Wooden Spoons
â€¢ Small tins with candy, herbs or spices
â€¢ Fancy colored tie wraps & bread clips
â€¢ (vintage) Botanical Drawings
Please don't sent blank, undecorated envelopes. Only an address and a stamp is so boring. It's a waste of space. Just draw, write, glue, stick, scratch, scribble, clutter or mess ANYTHING on to it to make it personal. I will cherish it for ever.
There are many books I like. Historic novels, modern literature, thrillers. I enjoyed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson but also Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Isabel Allende and Paul Theroux, and many many others.6-1-2017 Just read I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, couldn't stop reading.
My taste in music is very divers. It goes from Pop to Opera. Whenever I hear something interesting I try to find out more and put it on my favorites on Spotify. If my hart makes a little jump when I hear the song again, it stays on my list.
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