I’ve spent the last weekend at the Atelyeah in Mönchengladbach to teach a couple of classes. It’s been such a great time and I want to share some photos and impressions with you.
The Atelyeah was founded by Michaela Drosten in 2012. Coming from a travel-intensive job in the textile industry, she wanted to create a place of rest that allows anyone to work in a peaceful and creative atmosphere.
The studio is located right in the center of Mönchengladbach, in an old Wilhelminian style mansion. It’s fun to walk through the single rooms and discover what’s there.
Michaela offers a fantastic variety of yarns and fabrics, lovely notions that make your heart jump in excitement and her great knowledge of fiber crafts that’ll answer any question you might have.
I felt warmly welcomed and enjoyed the atmosphere at the Atelyeah. It is such a special place, and surrounded by all this beauty, it’s easy to feel inspired.
The first class was my „Shawl Construction“ workshop, where we cover different shawl shapes and how to achieve them. I brought many of my samples in and everyone had a blast looking at them, touching them and trying them on.
Time went by quickly, and after a break (when Michaela’s husband served a fantastic minestrone for everyone), we all felt empowered and eager to learn more about Colorwork Shawls. This course covers different colorwork techniques and some basics about how colors play together and how you can achieve a certain look.
Again, having so many sample shawls at hand was great for everyone! It’s one thing to hear about a certain technique, maybe even try it out on a small swatch, but seeing an entire finished shawl that’s made use of that technique, seeing the pattern’s effect at large, is something completely different.
If you’re interested in one of my workshops, please take a look at this site with upcoming events I’ll attend, and if you’re living close to Mönchengladbach, drop by at the Atelyeah for a very inspiring visit!
Thanks Michaela for hosting me – it’s been wonderful and I’m looking forward to coming again next year!