This year’s first Holiday card design. Made of high-grade, light gray bookbinder’s cardboard with a beautiful, smooth finish and some of our medium-weight white paper twine. The type is hand-set with a children’s stamp maker – we have a collection of these in the studio because they’re just so much fun and practical to work with.
It’s (nearly) this time of the year again when you have to think not only about what to give but also how to wrap it nicely. Our studio elf has already made the first presents gift-worthy (or rather: “giving-worthy”) with simple kraft paper, some of our paper twine in dusty pink and twisted black-white and hand-lettered gift tags.
Yes Mum, your present is already chosen and even wrapped up. You’ll see it again under the Christmas tree!
Stop by at the designer’s market in the Tabakfabrik Linz (Austria) on the weekend – looking forward to seeing you!
Kommt uns am Wochenende in Linz besuchen – Designmarkt in der Tabakfabrik – HURRAH!
Samstag und Sonntag // 16. & 17. November // 10:00-18:00 // Tabakfabrik Linz
We had a wonderful time at the hello handmade market in Hamburg last weekend. Traveling with three huge suitcases that made going through normal-sized doors impossible we arrived early at the market hall at Kampnagel. No coffee available! Luckily the coffee team set up their coffee machine soon afterwards and we had a nice, milky boost to start into a busy market day.
With sellers from the Hamburg area, the whole of Germany and beyond (like us) it was a very creative, colorful and very professional market. It was obvious that nearly all of the sellers work in their creative businesses full-time and had given list of thought of how to present their wares at the market.
With about 4000 visitors in one day we were so busy that we had hardly the time to see our neighbors’ tables and even less time to take pictures of them to show you. So you’ll probably have to stop by at the next hello handmade market yourself to have a look!
Stop by at the hello handmade market in Hamburg next Sunday and visit us at booth 24!
This year’s hello handmade market takes place on Sunday, November 3, in Hamburg Kampnagel. More information about the market here.
We’re already pretty excited – so many people to meet and things to discover! See you on Sunday!
Fresh from our laboratory (also known as the coffee-and-cookie-kitchen): our new DIY Knot Bangle Kit.
The kit includes material for 3 bangles in your choice of colors you can mix and match the differently colored single strands of your bangle to match any occasion and mood. And of course you can choose the colors for your kit yourself!
Finely packed in a kraft-paper bag the kit also makes a great gift for your DIY friends. And the special things about these bangles: you can wear them as a necklace as well!
Now available in our shop and on Etsy
Look at this cute little Christmas tree! Ever since we started working on it there has definitely been a hint of Holiday Spirit in the studio (and some Christmas carol humming while packing orders!).
The stacking of our bobbins to “grow” small trees in the studio has been a tradition ever since our first Holiday season and we thought it would be fun to put together a DIY kit so you can “grow” your very own tree! No worries – it’s easy and fast to put together and after Christmas you can put the tree back into its small box to stow it away until the next year.
The Paper-Twine-Christmas-Tree comes with a beautiful kraft paper Christmas card and also makes a fantastic small present! Available in our shop and on Etsy.
Nights are getting chillier here in Vienna and it’s impossible to ignore that autumn has arrived. We’re very pleased with our start into the pre-holiday season that is always a very busy time of the year. For starters our twisted paper twine is featured in the French edition of the DaWanda Lovebook. And look at the other product featured on the same page: DO WHAT YOU LOVE – we could not agree more!
Hand-knitted Paper Yarn Necklace by RefinedByRuth
We’re proud to be spreading the very contaminous “paper yarn virus” and one of our first “victims” was Ruth who lives and works in Carinthia (the Southern part of Austria). Ever since introducing her to our paper yarns and paper twines she has been incorporating them into her creative work often combined with other materials like cherry pits and small beads.
Ruth’s newest pieces include these very elegant and subtle knitted paper yarn necklaces with incorporated seed beads. Knitted in the round with four needles (wow!) the yarn used was our medium paper twine that is not only beautiful to wear on bare skin but also very resistant to water and can get wet without problems.
Hand-knitted Paper Yarn Necklaces with cherry pits by RefinedByRuth
Ruth’s cherry-pit-filled necklaces are still our favorite excuse to eat more cherries (we showed them on the blog before) and the plain brown necklace is the perfect piece to combine with a lot of pieces from your wardrobe.
RefinedByRuth can be found and bought in Gmünd, Carinthia (Kärnten) until the end of September 2013. The shop is located in the “Maltator” (it’s the gate leading into the old town next to the cemetery) and after that you will find Ruth at various craft markets.
Our Nordic wholesale agent Stjernestunder will take our Nordic wholesale collection to this week’s Design Trade in Copenhagen.
You can meet Helle and her team at booth C3-014
It’ a new fair for us so we’re very excited and look forward to many visitors!