My Marrakesh story with Wood Wool Stool.
Marrakesh I have always longed to visit that magical, mystical city in the kingdom of Morocco.
Marrakesh first came to my attention when I read Esther Freud’s (daughter of the painter Lucien Freud) 1992 autobiographical novel ‘hideous Kinky’ based on her unusual childhood, brought up by her hippie mother in Marrakesh, along with her older sister Bella (the fashion designer)
Wood Wool Stool.
Ingrid writes a beautiful blog called
She designs stylish, simple and contemporary crochet patterns that you want to make immediately you see them.
Add to this one of my new year’s resolution ‘to travel more’ this year and you can understand why I jumped at the chance to be part of Ingrid’s ‘cool crochet workshop’ that she hosts annually in Marrakesh. I booked in advance and promptly forgot all about it!
As part of the workshops we each made a crochet cover for our little locally handmade wooden stools.
We visited various locations with each of the projects that we were set. These included a Kasbah in the Atlas Mountains and a desert hideaway, where we lunched in the wilderness under canvas and watched the sunset from the top of a hill with a 360 degree view. Plus we crocheted at several local cafes and restaurants in and around the city…
I took my stool on ‘tour’ and snapped a few pics of the views for your entertainment!…
Well what can I say, Marrakesh I fell head over heels with you and I am coming back with my loved ones asap next year because I think they will fall in love with your elegance, colour and your people too!
I am planning more posts on this trip this one was from the crochet point of view, the next ones will be about the places we went to and what I packed to wear in the heat. Both are things you may be interested in reading if you plan to visit to Morocco one day?
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