I watched a short clip on Instagram of someone making paper from used/scrap paper, and it looked really easy. I thought: I can do this! So, I took a piece of double corrugated card of approximately 30 x 40 cm and tore it into smaller pieces. I put this in warm water in a small… Continue reading Paper making (01)
In the second session of my sewing class I decided to get started with applique and reverse applique to create my own textile. I got inspired by the many samples that are on display in the classroom. I took photos of some of this: Below is the start I made. It took me almost 2.5h… Continue reading Sewing course 2024 (2)
I had such a good time at the sewing course last year, that I decided to enroll in the first one of this year as well. I’ve set out a few aims for myself: Dress: Pant: Update: I made the dress! I am considering cutting up the panels that make up the shoulder straps as… Continue reading Sewing course 2024 (1)
You may wonder what ‘Almalauha’ means. It stems from ‘alma lauha’, the Germanic name for my home town of Almelo, the Netherlands. ‘Alma’ means ‘elm’ and ‘lauha’ refers to woods on sandy ground near a settlement (is there an English word for this?!). My hometown is well old, with the first mention of House of… Continue reading Almalauha?