KNIT ON TEXEL 2023
To all knitters and non-knitters that were there; a huge thank you for your trust, your talent, your creativity, your stories, your enthusiasm and our laughs. It was an honor and a privilege to interact with you. You have inspired and delighted me, and I will treasure the memories for a long time to come.
KNITTING AND YARN
During the retreat we had ample time to gather and share our common passion for knitting. The knitters among us had a number of inspiring and novel knitting classes for which Natasja joined forces with the one and only Nancy Marchant. For the retreat, Natasja created Knit on Texel designs (the Marram vest and the Schelpje scarf ), that were the starting point for some of the classes.
In the yarn department we were spoilt by Catharina Zantingh, dyer extraordinaire and owner of the beautiful LYS Wolverhalen.
The yarn used for the Knit on Texel designs – a beautiful fingering weight British BFL & Masham -, was also dyed by Catharina, and the colors were inspired by the ever-changing dune landscape of Texel.
Food photograpy by Karin Gaasterland
We’ve invited award winning cookbook author chef Karin Gaasterland of Cuisine Carine to take care of our lunches and dinners. The absolutely beautiful and amazing tasting food was prepared in our villas, using fresh, local produce from the island.
We thoroughly enjoyed the grazing sheep that surround Nieuw Leven, the chickens that laid their eggs for our breakfasts, and the unmatched views over the Texel landscape.
Sunset beach club knit night
Island tour with a visit to an authentic sheep farm
Knit on Texel swagbag and Knit on Texel designs; Marram & Schelpje