Thursday, February 23, 2012

Better Know A Crafter: Pieter Srtydom

Pieter is a genius. Besides being totally fluent in lace knitting, he is also fluent in Dutch--and enjoys translating vintage Flemish knitting patterns! He just finished this beautifully delicate lace shawl which he worked on for four years, off and on. It is totally amazing!

Pieter Strydom

 What kinds of crafts do you do?
 I love doing lace knitting. I love the intricacy of lace patterns.

Tell us about making your shawl.
This is a Shetland lace shawl, a knitted lace pattern. It was made using lace mohair.

How did you learn to knit?
I started knitting lace when I was very young, before school. I asked my mother to teach me since the lace she was knitting intrigued me.

What is your favorite animal?

Thanks Pieter! Happy lace knitting!


Pink said...

I am insanely jealous of whoever will get to wear this shawl, so lovely!

JelliDonut said...

This is breathtaking! Did Pieter knit his sweater too?

Sara said...

W.O.W. It is stunning.

Pieter said...

The sweater was bought at a yard sale for 25 cent....

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing,
can we buy this pattern ??