Thursday, 27 May 2010

Flags and wardrobes - local craft supplies and crafts people in Tholen

The Flag: In Tholen there's a fantastic haberdashery called Astid Kleermakerij.  It's a treasure trove of fabric, wool, buttons, advice and the unexpected.  Using a selection of material featuring dutch style motifs, with clog wearing children, windmills and alike, I made a flag for the atelier. A little bit of red, white and blue to brighten up the corner between atelier28 and idee bij leen (our new neighbour, with handmade jewellery, memo boards, soap chains and much more!!). 

The wardrobe: We've been looking at wardrobes for years to fit in out attic appartment...and couldn't find one that fitted, both in size and style. Tholen is full of craftsman, so I made a design sketch for a simple rustic wardrobe and Sjaak Lindhout from a local interior design and furniture makers got to work for us. It was even erected in situ since the stairway is too narrow. It's just what we wanted! A 'what you see is what you get' wardrobe. Lovely chunky doors which look different in all lights.  It even smells nice! 

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