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What I did in Paris part II

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What I did in Paris part II

What I did in Paris part II Remember my previous blog about Paris? There was so much content that I decided to write another blog (yessss) and share our visit to Maison et Objet and give you interesting addresses for embroidery materials… First time Maison et Objet tradeshow One of the major events on interior and design and on my list to go too. Main reason for us to visit was to meet designers and companies and to see if this is a good place to show my work in future. Small mistake we made that we thought the event...

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Re-using embroidery 'waste' in a creative way (9 tips!)

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Re-using embroidery 'waste' in a creative way (9 tips!)

Re-using embroidery ‘waste’ in a creative way (9 tips!) My thoughts on how to re-use my embroidery waste and changing my creative process Where products are made there is waste…that is the brutal reality and makes me realize that I need to be more responsible and critical when it comes to my own creation process... I try to be conscious by reducing my waste at home, separating my carbage, don’t buy fast fashion but mostly secondhand and/or fair niche brands. I am slowly changing my beauty routine into using nature-based products from niche brands. Every step forward sometimes means 3...

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What I did in Paris part I

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What I did in Paris part I

What I did in Paris part I The city of love, Eiffel Tower, fashion week, macarons, je ne sais quoi and so much more: Mais oui Paris! I love this place since I can remember and a couple weeks ago, I spent a full week there… Previous visits were for sightseeing purposes only and although this city is great for strolling around in a holiday mood, last time was different. I tell you why; The main reason for my visit was starting my first module at Ecole Lesage. For everybody that doesn’t know Lesage, it’s like a holy institute for...

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About my latest embroidery work 'Transformation'

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About my latest embroidery work 'Transformation'

Why my latest work is called 'Transformation' Welcome again to my third blog already :) Today I want to tell you more about the process and story behind my most recent work. Three hand embroidered wall-art pieces which I call the 'Transformation series' Before I dive into the why and how on this embroidery, I just want to explain a bit about my way of working and how a design comes to life from scratch. I love to draw...however I don't consider myself as a very skilled person when drawing any embroidery design with pencils, paint or markers. Instead I...

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What to embroider next? 5 tips for your creativity without using social media

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What to embroider next? 5 tips for your creativity without using social media

5 tips on how to get inspiration (without copy-pasting what we all see on social media) Inspiration is everywhere these days! Pictures and content enough online but how to overcome the feeling of not being overflooded? Don’t get me wrong I see truly amazing stuff out there but sometimes I feel creatively blocked by the idea of seeing it all and not being “original”. I used to be spending hours and hours on Insta for inspiration but eventually feeling tired or not inspired at all and even worse doubting your own work/style... But I know better: just create what you...

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