Hi, I'm Nathaly, Dutch, married and mum to three girls. Owner of Studio Belovely.
Why did I chose this name? Be Lovely! Be kind, be nice. To others, but don't forget to be kind lovely to yourself! The letters of BeLovely come from the names of our daughters and me; BEnte LOtte VEerle nathaLY.
From childhood I love to crochet, knit, embroider and make items with the sewing machine. Our girls have the same affection for yarn and fabric. They like to create bags, clothes and gifts. My mum taught me everything I know and I am teaching the girls how to do.
One thing let to another. I started with craft class and workshops for friends, the mothers and aunts of frieds, the school teacher, and so on..... Before I knew it, it was my part-time job. It has been eight years ago that I started Lavendel en Papaver and I enjoyed the time I was able to spent on it.
Now it's time for something new. To follow my dreams. It's important to find balance between working and relaxing. A beautiful quiet Greek island is the place to be and to do what I love; to give workshops and create a place where we can crochet and relax.
This place is like feeling home to me with the support of local friends, who believe in my idea and me. These friendly locals know how to enjoy and appreciate life; watching there kids play in the sea, fresh fish on the bbq, Greek herbs from the garden and diners with friends and family.
Enjoy life in a simple but intense way is just what hits me on this island and that is excatly what I would like to share with you on our crochet holiday. Plenty of time to crochet, to eat delicious Greek food and to relax...!
The maximum group size is 10 persons. They will have a great time on our dreamisland in Greece!
Three talented designers have made crochet pattern from which you can choose your favourite. A complete crochet kit will be waiting for you on the holiday destination. How great is that?! You get help during the workshops with the making of your crochet item. This crochet retreat is suitable for beginners and advanced crocheters, right- and lefthanded. Even if crochet is completely new to you, you are welcome to join. There's enough time to teach you how to crochet. With many years of teaching experience I can guarentee that you'll succeed.
Do you feel like joining me on one of the crochet holidays? Please book your trip and I'll be more than happy to meet you in Greece! We will send you a welcome present for free to your home address, so you can already enjoy your booked crochet holiday.
x Nathaly x