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My name is Saskia, I love Wes Anderson and Tim Burton movies and have way too many fountain pens. (deliberately not mentioning yarn...) I believe knitting with confidence and making conscious decisions will help you get more focus, make you feel les overwhelmed and get more done in less time!
From knitwear designer to teacher, driving around with yarns and books, settling in a studio, then a small shop followed by a larger shop and then recently focussing on offering a wide community online services and handmade products, I planted Ja, Wol's seed in the middel of the crisis in 2012 and managed to let it grow up and around a few challenging years. Corona times saw it blossom with creative online offers and bringing focus and calm to knitters all over the world that were cut off from their communities.
My friendly indie yarn shop in Rotterdam, the Netherlands needed an online private community where customers and followers can connect and get insights. I found it here, where people come together that share the vision of creating with respect for man, animal and environment.
The shop has since closed and it opened the door to spent more time here in the community. I think we can make the knitting industry and our own lives less overwhelming and better for the world, the human family and our animal friends. I have a plan and I'm here to share it with you.
I would love it if you could connect your knitting practice to your conscious lifestyle; become a knitter that makes mindful decisions about the products you use and intentional decisions about the projects you make so that you can carve out knitting time for relaxation and stress free self care.
Because social media platforms are usually full of advertising, they don't feel private, here there are no adds (except the odd promotion of my own products obviously) and the timeline is in chronological order so you'll never miss a thing. *Insert sigh of relief here*
Bringing together knitters in a community that cares,
Offering sustainable yarns & tools,
Teaching confidence & consciousness in knitting.
Here we make a safe space for everyone and make sure that our members feel welcome so they can meet and learn (from) each other.
We'll share our news and new products here first. As a member you'll get first dibs on our unique products and free information.
In this club I bring together knitters of all levels who are committed to learning and developing a more conscious practice of our craft.
We carve out time and focus, eliminating overwhelm to create our own wardrobes and home textiles.
We’ll (learn to) make with respect for humans, animals, and the environment, so that we can each live our values, celebrate our craft and self-sufficiency, and share in our love of knitting with equally passionate and committed friends.
* GOOD (with love and respect for the human family, animals and the environment.)
Conscious Knitting Club has brought me new perspectives and insights on knitting. On organizing your knitting (for example how to collect your yarn and tools) and the actual knitting (how do you knit, how do you plan, do you -want to- plan etc.) Plus tons of very interesting and valuable information about fibre, making and makers (such wonderful interviews!!). The club is an enormous source of information and inspiration that you can dive in as deep as you want.
Maaike (aka Breielaar)
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Me and a whole bunch (I would say 'a herd') of friendly knitters are waiting on the other side of the click to welcome you! Come over!