My name is Carla Meijsen and my passion is knitting. Since I learned to knit when I was seven years old, the technique of knitting has inspired me and inspired me. What started out as a hobby, grew into hobby and work. Since then it has only become more fun and more interesting and plays more and more a central role in my life. No day without knitting …
I am the owner of the company The Dutch Knitters founded in janury of 2009. Under the flag of The Dutch Knitters I give workshops at home and abroad. The course Het Betere Breiwerk, a serious eight-course course for advanced knitters, is organized in Amsterdam and / or Utrecht at least twice a year. In 2014, the follow-up course starts with the Higher Knitting. At stock exchanges and knitting events, The Dutch Knitters organizes brew-related activities, such as a cozy Dutch Knitting Café.
On Thursday I work at the Dutch wool shop ‘Afstap’ in Amsterdam.
I have been trained as a teacher in Textile Work. In 2008, I successfully completed Level I and Level II certification to Master Knitter from The Knitting Guild of America and now work on the final part of certification to Master Knitter, Level III.
In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, I traveled with visiting friends to Estonia, Sweden, Latvia, England (Shetland) and Norway to participate in breaching courses and study breeding.
On October, 19, 2018 the new book ‘Magische Motieven‘ will be launched in English and Dutch.
On October 24, 2014 I published Lekker Warm! Twijnend Breien / So Warm! – Twined Knitting, the first two-language booek (English and Dutch) about twined knitting.
In October 2011 I published the first book of The Dutch Knitters Warme Handen – Estlandse Wanten en Polswarmers with patterns for eleven gloves and wristwarmers.
In 2006 and 2007 The Dutch Knitters organised, together with Second Events, the first Stitch ’n Bitch-Day at the Van Nelle-fabriek in Rotterdam.