This weekend I went to the Kunsthal (Hal of Art) in Rotterdam, to see the exposition on Jean Paul Gaultier. It is a real treat. The exposition is very extensive with lots of fashion items of JPG on display. And no spoilers here, but the way they are displayed on the mannequins is very innovative. A real recommendation if you are in town between now and May 12. Here's a sneak peak of what to expect.
Last Saturday was one of my last moulage classes at the Naaicafe in Rotterdam. I created a dress that forms the basis for plaiting that would have to be added later. I didn´t get that far unfortunately but the basis for the dress turned out really nice. To continue on this concept I will probably use my own mannequin, and start from scratch again ;)
This time I decided to tell you about the place where my passion for sewing was born: the Naaicafe in Rotterdam.
The Naaicafe is located at the Hoogstraat in Rotterdam, between other creative shops such as Van Beek art supplies, and close to the market at Blaak where you can buy your cheap fabrics on Saturday ;)
The reason why I continued sewing after taking a basic sewing course is probably all thanks to the owner Caroline Vogel. She set up a great concept here, and she is full of inspiration, advice and experience. The shop is very colourful, with fabrics for sale or on display in example projects. The atmosphere is excellent which makes it also a nice stop during a shopping trip in Rotterdam, even if you are not sewing. The cafe offers several courses for beginners or more advanced sewers, or you can just stop by and use a sewing machine yourself. When you are taking a course, you also get to experience the great lunch offers from the cafe, all organic. The great food alone is sometimes for me a reason to spend the afternoon here.
This blog post turned out to be a bit more of an advertorial than a normal post ;) but from my own experience the Naaicafe is definitely worth it. Check it out next time you are in Rotterdam!
This is Kookiez. My blog on creative projects I am working on. I love to crochet, sew and knit. And in the summer I also paint occasionally.