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The Art of Knitting

Month: December, 2011

Dusseldorf in Black and White

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Treasured souvenirs from Cologne – hand blown glass ornaments. The glass ornaments are made in Germany by brothers; Rolf Schrade specializes in ornaments, Rainer Schrade designs jewelry. Here is a link to the Glaswerk Galerie blog. Watch this video to see Rolf at his craft.

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Sign at the Gnome Christmas Market in Cologne, Germany. This way to the artisan’s workshops. Handwerker – artisan, craftsman. Gasse – lane, a cobbled street.

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Felted ornaments at the Köln Christmas Markets. Offered by ní-kí.

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A highlight of our trip was the Gnome Christmas Market in Cologne, Germany. Many vendors told us the same story. According to folklore, the Heinzelmännchen (gnome-like creatures) lived unseen in craftsmen’s workshops – tailors, carpenters, shoemakers, weavers. At night, they helped the craftsmen to sew or carve or perhaps knit so that the shop owners […]