In addition to KOEL Magazine, we launched KOEL Stories. A brand new website dedicated to our growing community and the go-to destination for your daily dose of fiber inspiration.
KOEL Stories brings the latest trends, interviews with makers, video tutorials and much more to a global audience.
Now you can enjoy KOEL online and offline.
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The New Standard for Yarn Crafting
The Woven Path
Guilia started knitting as a means to de-stress, but slowly found it becoming a passion instead…
"My advice is to wait for great opportunities and then seize it!" When the opportunity to participate in a young entrepreneur deign contest came knocking at her door, Polish weaver Wiktoria Nowak walked right into it...
"Don't let insecure thoughts ruin something amazing." – Like many, yarn crafter Lindsay Oncken struggled with the feelings of inadequacy when she first started out.
Combing her love for interiors and crafts, Netherlands based blogger and author Lisanne Multem creates gorgeous knitted and crocheted work! We did a studio tour and asked this crochet expert to share some tips on how to source the best tools and supplies.
Bursting with lots of colors and personality, California-based weaver Farron Feiner's works are inspired by her outdoors experiences...
Inspired by cities she have visited in her younger days, different cultures and memories of her home country, Portland-based fiber artist Laura Rosado Virues's works give us that feeling of goosebumps when we first caught eyes on them.
We always have great respect for mums, and more so, mums that juggle between caring for their family and pursuing their passion in crafting.
Andreia Gomes left her job as an interior stylist to focus on what she loves most: weaving. It is always daunting to make that first move and step into the unknown, but thanks to the support of her peers and followers, Andreia elevated what was just a hobby to a full-time career.
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"It is interesting how I can look at a piece I have made and relate the design to how I was feeling while I made it." While some artists get inspiration for their pieces from nature, personal experiences and more, some like Lauren Patterson base her designs on...
We are always on a lookout for unique yarn products from around the globe, and when we caught eyes on Mary Hamby's loom blocks...
We love hearing stories on how people have engaged in yarn crafting as a means to self-mediate and heal during tough seasons. Likewise for Florida based fiber artist, Rachel Dowda...
With a background in Graphic design, Canadian based maker Michelle Chesson has always held on to her creative dream since young...
Sometimes, being inspired by someone else's artwork might be the start of your craft pursuit and the development of your own style. Setting eyes on the weaving works of Mayanne Moodie was what kickstarted Toronto based weaver, Jessica Hotson's passion for the craft...
Memories can be captured in many forms – through a photograph, recording or even penning it down in a journal. For a tactile person like Linn Markstein, creating woven pieces using natural textiles and fibers has became her way of holding on to special moments in her life (we can imagine more woven wall hangings than frames in her home!).
Just like how an artist expresses his emotions and feelings in a piece of painting, Taiwanese weaver, Ji Jing Lai aims to do the same using yarns as her canvas. A former graphic designer turned textile and jewelry designer, Jing finds inspiration for her woven pieces from her daily life and love for nature.
Sometimes it takes dipping your toes in the waters of different crafts before you find the one that ignites a fire in you. For Netherlands based maker Vera Jonkers, her journey of creative discovery started with crochet, followed by painting, screen printing and finally weaving!
Hila Eshel is no stranger to the KOEL team... she's like family to us now. She has been a loyal fan of our workshops in Singapore and we are happy that the roles have reversed! Hila is now our resident weaving teacher at our studio, sharing her skills with our students.
Knit A Therapy
Apart from being a fan of her tools, we are all praise for Jenny’s clever use of rovings in her work. So of course, we couldn’t let this koel kid off without having her contribute a DIY weaving pattern.
Anything is possible with a little imagination (yes?)! With this easy crochet pattern, you will be able to create a simple yet sophisticated wall hanging that will surely leave your fingers yearning to make more than just one!
Learning to arm knit takes little time, and there's so much fabulous fun to have with this technique. Drop those enormous needles and simplify your chunky knits.
Presenting to you, a Finger Knitting Trimmed Pillows tutorial — just what you need to introduce small changes to the home!
Some call it the popcorn stitch, others refer to it as a cluster stitch…
Feast your eyes on 6 embellishments inspired by majestic mountains and the boundless land and sky…
We picked out 9 fibre arts inspired by the nomadic tribes and faraway lands for you to join in the tribal gang..
From pests to pretty, we picked out 6 artists who has captured the beauty of the insect kingdom in their delicate and fine embroidered artworks…
We picked out 8 punch needle artists who are pioneering this revival for you to be inspired…
We picked out some of our favourite knotted leaves we found on Instagram that even green thumbs might say yes to!
Looking very much like dreamcatchers made out of yarns, circular weaves are spiralling all over the Internet with many weavers opting for a round loom now.
We picked out some spring-inspiring crafts we chanced upon online to get you in the mood for the season!
We love artworks that tell a unique story or aim to send out a message of change. When we stumbled upon artist, Josh Blackwell's embroidered plastic bags works on Pinterest, we were instantly hooked by not only it's intricacy but the intention behind creating them.
Geometry may not be our favourite lesson in mathematics class, but it sure is when it comes to anything design-related.
Cacti are the 'koel' kids on the block now. From interior wall papers, fashion accessories, and of course DIY crafts, they are regarded by many as the 'hipster aesthetic". So we figured it was time to gather all the cacti we can find in the yarn crafting world…
It sure takes a lot of practice to have perfect control over the speed and direction of the needle to create patterns as intricate as the ones you see above. Go on and admire these 3 free motion stitched textile art that we are swooning over...
Well to all the advocates for the phrase "less is more", we believe these yarn art might just as well convert you. Here's 5 yarn art that speaks volumes…
While scouring for inspirations today, we came across these few artist and makers around the globe, that have taken upon themselves to create food that is simply too pretty to eat.
Just a quick search of ‘chunky yarns’ on Pinterest and you’ll see how prevalent they have become in the interior and fashion scene.
We are always on the look out for something new and exciting…something out of the ordinary to invigorate our creative senses.
The rya is ideal for beginners, because of its simple repetitive movements, and its versatility. The KOEL team has fallen head over heels for them, which is why we are sharing this with you on our very first #craftsenvy post!
Based in Pennsylvania, Fairmount Fibers is a proud distributor of Manos del Uruguay yarns, a WFTO certified brand with a strong commitment in fair trade principles...
This week we put our detective glasses on for gorgeous weaves that have woven their way into interiors of hotels, cafes and more!
We tried to pack in as many yarn-spiring spaces we found in there, but there's just too many popping up across the globe. So we are filling you in with more visual treats.
Isn't our entryway the first thing that our guests see when they arrive? Here are some beautiful home spaces that we are greeted with today!
We love the fact that even the kids’ rooms aren’t spared from the knitted, crocheted or woven fibers — because truly what it does is to amp up the coziness factor.
We’ve dug deep to find you inspiring interiors with crochet pieces, and may have struck gold with these ones.
Too much of anything isn’t good for any of us! We’ve found a couple of inspiring cues you should definitely heed.