Karen Adendorff

Karen Adendorff grew up (and is still living) in Hartbeespoort in a home where art and crafts were literally part of everyday life. Since then, this addiction never stopped and it also developed into a dynamic full time job. She completed her BA degree at the North West University after school and then moved to Pretoria where she completed her Honours and Masters Degrees in Afrikaans.

Being in the book game is nothing new to Karen. For 10 years she was the senior publisher of nonfiction. During this period, not only did she oversee the publication of almost 100 books but she herself also authored and compiled 18 titles of which nearly all were top sellers.

If Karen looks familiar, it may be that you have seen her on television. She used to present the Droomhuis programme on kykNet, but also received a lot of media attention on Kwêla and Die Groot Ontbyt after the release of her recent title in 2017. She is also better known to the public as the 'Crochet Queen'.

Her main focus as a designer is her regular craft contributions to several magazines like LIG, Vrouekeur and Ideas/Idees. Karen also loves to share her ideas on social media platforms and on her blog, A Hankidoriday - my beautiful chaos. Her workshops are held countywide and are so popular that they are fully booked a year in advance.  

Beatrix Snyman

Putting away the sewing machines and picking up the crochet hook just before my twins were born was the start of a whole new creative journey.  Instead of designing dresses, I started designing crochet baby photography props.  I've also been sharing my needle craft knowledge for years by means of teaching and facilitating. 

It was then no different when I started teaching crochet classes around 2011, developed my own learning material for this purpose and that gave way to the birth of my first published crochet book "Beatrix says Get Crochet Savvy".  These days I'm focusing on a crochet technique that got a bit dusty over the last century, but is currently gaining as much interest as conventional crochet; that is Tunisian Crochet. 

I just finished a book in this technique that will be published later in 2018 and I am excited to see everyone joining in this old, but reviving technique.   In the meantime, I also hand dye my own yarns for you to make all these gorgeous designs. Crochet is a very relaxing craft that can be performed anywhere, anytime.  All you need is a hook and a ball of yarn.

Anri Erasmus

My name is Anri Erasmus and I am a 26 years old artist from Centurion. I am a child of God. I am married to the most beautiful and loving man in the world, who is not only my best friend but also my biggest fan. I studied set design but fell in love with paint. So I have been an artist for the past 8 years. I am also the 2017 Kunsvlyt winner.

I love painting on anything with anything. I am mostly inspired by the beauty in the world and I am obsessed with soft pastels and flowers. My favourite colour is pink. I love to paint in watercolour because it is an easy timeless painting technique and can be used for so many projects and mediums. You can create a beautiful painting, decorate paper, combine it with calligraphy, use to journal, etc. I love this painting technique because it’s also one of the easiest mediums to learn and you do not need a lot to start. My favourite thing about watercolour is you do need a studio you can do it in front of the TV, drinking coffee while you do bible study, etc. during your lunch hour etc. It dries fast and its fun. But above all it allows you to be free and creative with little effort.

Almie Louis

My mother taught me the skills of crafting as a young girl living on a farm. To transform unused discarded items into beautiful useable décor items then gave me great pleasure, a treasure I still enjoy today. My aim is to give you an idea and to share new techniques so that you can use that to make your own decor.  Life is about sharing the goodness of your talents. Happy crafting.

Hannetjie dos Santos

Ek is baie lief daarvoor om met verskeie mediums te brei en hekel.  Als van 'n plastieksak tot draad.  Breiwerk is goed vir my siel en hou 'n ou se kop skoon. Ek brei en hekel graag poppe, komberse, mussies en serpe vir kinders, enige iets van 'n minion tot 'n takbok. 

Ek werk ook graag met allerhande lappe om interesante projekte op te tower.  Dis vir my lekker om sommer net my eie patroon te brei en nie een te volg nie.  Ek kombineer graag verskeie steke en mediums met mekaar om unieke eindresultate te kry.  

Moira Snyman

Moira is a keen sewer and has been interested in sewing activities since childhood. Sewing is and was always a passion of hers and she enjoys being part of the growth of sewing from an activity of necessity to a highly creative activity.

She has been involved with the Bernina network for more than 35 years in a capacity of training dealers and offering sewing workshops to the sewing public. One of her biggest challenges is to apply the latest sewing technology to sewing activities and projects in order to obtain the best possible results. But she also firmly believes that sharing knowledge is the only way in which the sewing public can grow their expertise and skills level.