Artist/Maker: I just love working with wool.
Since my teenage days I am interested in history and ancient crafts and I have a passion for Dark Ages and Medieval re-enactment and experimental archaeology. I handcraft all my costumes and learned how to nålebind , felt and knit to improve my costumes.
My work is inspired by historic finds and the colours and patterns in nature.
I am proficient in many different stitches and techniques. I love to work with period appropriate materials like linen and wool and to understand (if not necessarily strictly follow) what's authentic. Nalbinding is my passion and keeps me sane on my daily commute in public transport.
Teacher: I studied Biology in Berlin hold a MSc in Biology. I am a trained forest school teacher and bushcraft instructor and since moving to the UK in 2008 I have been working as an environmental educator in London's green spaces.
In the past I ran Nålebinding courses at the Weald & Downland Museum and London.
I am a member of the HCA and I can call the famous Emma “Bruni” Boast from Nidavellnir my friend.
I can nalbind in a variety of stitches, including Jorvic, Mammen, Oslo, Finish and Dalarna stitch. I even tried my hands on the oldest stitch documented, the Coptic stitch.
I am always up for trying new stitches and support exerimental archeaologist with my craft.
My teaching style is characterized by a clear and slow hands-on approach and each learner gets personal support during my courses.