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.
My current work includes running Nålebinding courses at the Weald & Downland Museum and the Ancient Technology Centre and of course producing one-of-a-kind artisan items.
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 work as an environmental educator in London's green spaces. I’m appreciated for my ability to teach the techniques of nålebinding , felting and knitting with clarity, patience and humour. My courses have a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. From both formal training and my own experimentation with different types of materials, I have a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience. This includes an interest in the origins and history of nalbinding and knitting. I am DBS checked.