April 2020

April 15, 2020 1 min read

Emma has been working at our shop since May 2019. She particularly enjoys helping beginner knitters feel more confident and knowledgeable as she remembers herself struggling to find her way in a yarn shop. She loves getting to know the craft community better, learning from others and sharing her own knowledge too.

Emma learned to knit in primary school, and received further help from neighbours in the village she grew up in near Nijmegen. In her teen years, she was taught how to sew and quilt by her American mom who’s a wonderful quilter. In high school, Emma knit her first sweater with the help of her lovely aunt. She feels very honoured to have been raised up around wonderful women who could pass down their love and knowledge of textile techniques.

Aside from knitting Emma enjoys going on trekking trips and hiking in nature. One of the most amazing trips she has completed was to Swedish lapland, where she walked part of the Kungsleden. One day she hopes to travel to Iceland to see all the amazing yarn shops, sheep and landscapes!