DE GUILD SHOW - NEW YORK 21-23 APRIL 2006
In June 2005 Duffy Wineman sent me an email saying: would you
like to come to New York in april 2006 and have a table? I never
counted on this because I am not a IGMA member.
I was very honoured.
TO BRING TO THE SHOW
It had to be something special.
A Miss Holland and ...tulips
I remebered the beautifully woven teacloths from the 17th cent.
Inspired by these I designed a top.
And the skirt......canalhouses with a sky like Ruysdael painted in the 17th cent.
I choose a doll from the collection of Angelique Hoekstra.
I knitted with cotton sewing-yarn and needles nr 7/0 or 23.
choose to knit with cotton because cotton fabric was very
expensive in The Netherlands. Trade ships brought beautifully
printed cotton from the Far East in the 17th cent.
The top is inspired on the 17th cent. famous woven tablecloths with an all over flower pattern. Mostly tulips but also other flowers.
The skirt consists of 8 different parts which are sewn together. On every part is a house and on one part is a tower.
Every house is different: there is one with a step gable, one with a clock gable an one with a neck gable. A renovated warehouse and of course a house in the red light district.
sky is the same color as in the paintings from Ruysdael. This
dutch painter from the 17th cent. was famous for his beautiful
The complete story of Miss Holland is written in an minibook.
KNITTED TEACOSY AND TEAPOT IN DELFT BLUE.
next idea was to knit a teacosy ( I love teacosies)
So I designed a teacosy with a traditional Delft Blue motif.
I bought some very fine teapots in England and had them hand painted with the same motif by Dineke Boektje.
So typically Dutch and so nice!
How the fair went?
We had a very good time and is was succesful.
The best thing was that the miniature museum of Kentucky had bought Miss Holland.