Meet Your teacher
Hello, I'm Gerry van der Velden
I live in the Netherlands with my husband and our two Papillons. Growing up as a child there were always lots of creative options for me and my sister. And I have done it all, knitting, embroidery, making little boxes, painting, drawing. But somehow paper crafting always came back throughout my whole life.
After teaching life classes for up to 40 people. Making boxes, scrapbook projects and mini albums I designed, I was hooked. I knew then that was what I wanted to do. Teach other people crafting skills and techniques.
The classes where all about learning new skills and techniques to boost the creativity of the students.
Surprising students with new and unexpected ways to use craft products is one thing I love. Turning trash into treasure is one of my favourite things along with getting the most out of craft products.
Add having lots of fun in crafting to that, and you have a good picture of what I’m all about.