In early December I spent a few days in Amsterdam with my daughter Skye. The main purpose of our visit was to visit the Anne Frank museum but it was also a good excuse to check out local designers at what is know as “the Sunday Market”. It’s a Craft market in the suburbs of Amsterdam where we met some very talented Dutch makers.
Mumami was another favourite. A Bosnian textile designer based full time in Holland and coordinates a group of Bosnian women that spin & hand dye their own yarns. All of her products are hand made and would make ideal children’s gift. The group’s motto is “handmade by Bosnian women for a happy life”. I would recommend a visit to their website store to keep this craft organisation going.
I really enjoyed chatting to Artist Elles Middeljans and just love her screen-printed drawings. Elles draws cities and urban landscapes bringing them to life with bright bold colour. I bought a beautiful piece of her work featuring a row of historic Amsterdam buildings along the canal. This now takes pride and place on my kitchen wall reminding me everyday of my wonderful trip to Amsterdam.