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Book launch “Punch als een Pro”

Book launch “Punch als een Pro”

Oh, you guys! I’m over the moon, super excited and sooo happy: my new book is almost here!!
It’s been ready to pre-order (here) for quite a while already, but as of today you can actually have a (rather extensive) peek inside the book (here)!

I’m thrilled I’m able to fi-nal-ly share the projects I’ve been working on during the past months – making a start right here&now!

– punch needle hoop art –
styling & photography: Miriam Catshoek & Lidy Nooij

“Workshop Punch als een Pro” will be in store as of August 27th, and the book’s festive launch is on September 7th (13:00 – 14:00), in the “Wolplein Inspiratiecentrum”. I hope to raise a glass of bubbly there with you, sign my (your ;-)) book, have a chat, and of course show you ALL projects that are ín the book! Also… a brand new punch needle design kit that I worked on with the lovely Wolplein people will be released that afternoon: don’t miss it!

In store as of August 27th! Ready to preorder now!
styling & photography: Trijnie Duut & Carla Kostelijk
– punch needle pincushion –
styling & photography: Miriam Catshoek & Lidy Nooij

As I’m sure all (creative) authors can attest, writing a book is a lengthy, intense process. The amount of love that goes into it – it may sound odd, but it almost feels like being pregnant and giving birth to another baby… the book is so YOU… And once it’s ready to see the world, you want everyone to love this ‘baby’ just as much as you do!

– punch needle iPad cover –
styling & photography: Miriam Catshoek & Lidy Nooij

On the one hand you’re ready to show the world the beautiful ‘baby’ you’ve created, hoping everyone will ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’…
But, at the same time, it’s been fairly comfy and safe to work on all the projects behind the scenes. Now that all that work will be out in the open for all to see (and judge), I personally feel like I’ll be out on the street without my clothes on. A very scary thought, and – I can assure you – not something I would ever consider doing, haha!

– punch needle pouch –
styling & photography: Miriam Catshoek & Lidy Nooij

However, all this has been so worth it! I’ve LOVED working on my new book and could not be more proud of the beauty it has become!
I’m endlessly thankful to all the talented people who contributed: a book like this is always a massive joint effort!

– punch needle wallhanging –
styling & photography: Miriam Catshoek & Lidy Nooij

Thinking of all the festive, exciting things that are going on right now – all linked to the launch of this new book – make me smile and giddy with delight! You’ll see punch needle projects in magazines, interviews with yours truly, I’ll be at “Handwerkdagen Rijswijk” (28/9), at “KreaDoe” (30/10 and 2/11), and there’s a whole bunch of “Punch als een Pro”-workshops lined up (more info here). I can hardly wait!!

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend,
Marianne xx

3 thoughts on “Book launch “Punch als een Pro””

  • Wat ziet het er fantastisch uit Marianne! Prachtige punchprojecten zeg!Ik kan niet wachten tot 7 september!! ben zo benieuwd hoe je boek er in het “echt” uitziet en ook heel benieuwd naar het punchen omdat dit nieuw voor me is. Ik kijk er naar uit! veel liefs, Esther (essiebirdies)

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