A little bit about me…
I am a freelance textile and surface pattern designer based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I love to create hand drawn and digital illustrations. I also have a passion for patterns, colour knitting and embroidery. I take my inspiration from my surroundings and my love of nature to make beautiful designs that can be used for fashion, home decor or editorial.
By profession I am a visual artist. I had many exhibitions in my country and abroad with my paintings, drawings and prints. In 2002 I started Ontwerpstudio Groot that was mainly focused on graphic design, branding and web design for some time.
But the wheels kept turning! Although I still do some graphic design work I came into the grip of the wonderful world of textiles. I started knitting for fun in 2016. And yes, the fun has certainly lasted, I am passionately involved in designing all kinds of knitwear; jumpers, shawls, hats, gloves. Besides that I make knitting project bags, totes and cushions and I’m also into all kinds of embroidery. I design patterns on my computer and in my sketchbooks. Photography has always had a leading role in all my design processes. It gives me a true treasure trove of photos that keeps inspiring me with all my work.