The story of travelling crochet addict Woolster

Woolster - Esther

A bit about me....

Hi, my name is Esther, born and raised in the Netherlands and since 2016 I’m living in New Zealand together with my partner. Infected with the travel bug, we wanted to discover more of the world. So after quitting my job, we decided to do some more travelling.... A lot more travelling. The plan was to keep travelling until we decided that it was enough.

Woolster crocheting around the world

Crochet became a way of life

We left New Zealand and travelled extensively throughout the US and Europe. While discovering different cultures, meeting all kinds of different people, but mostly because I had a lot of time on my hands, my creativity was triggered.

That creativity has always been there, as a little girl my grandmother tried to teach me to knit and crochet. She eventually gave up on that because I'm left-handed. But the basics of crochet were there and never left.

I just picked up on it again during my travels and extended it further. Crochet became a way of life.

Along the way, I found all kinds of fantastic materials and made gifts for friends and family. Their happy faces and the great feedback finally made me want to share my passion for crochet with the world.

Woolster became reality

During a fun brainstorming session with friends, the idea of sharing my crochet projects with the world became more real. And so Woolster was born… A hobby that grew into an online shop. A project that would not have been possible without the help of my geeky partner.

Woolster is about quality. Every order is handmade to order, made with love and care, wherever I am in the world.

And are you are looking for a different colour for a certain item in the shop? Or do you have a special gift idea but you didn't find here? Please feel free to contact me and we can work something out.

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