Last June my husband and I went to Amsterdam, Netherlands among other places on our trip. We love Amsterdam and this time we spent a few more days there. Since I knew we were coming , I told Nancy Marchant , the author of a fabulous book Knitting Brioche, about my plans and she introduced me to a wonderful shop owner Malia Mather. This picture is from her website.
This very cute shop, called Penelope Craft , has a good-size clientele and substantial presence online. Malia and her husband are both Americans and for a few years now live in Amsterdam. Many people in Holland speak perfect English and her customers are often hang out in her store and they are familiar with Ravelry.com.
We planned that I will have a workshop in her store. Honestly, I wanted to connect with knitters somewhere on the trip and this was a great opportunity to do so. It turned out that Malia had a few regular customers who where at the point that they wanted to spread their wings and try designing. I was happy to share my knowledge in how to use math for calculating different sizes when designing a sweater. It was such a pleasure to teach these women. They had so many very direct questions which made my communication with the class easy and delightful. So nice to teach people who want to be taught. I love to teach and planning to do more of this.
Here are some photos that Malia took during the class. Looking at them I have such good memories and I want to go back there.