PORTRAIT JEANNETTE KNAKE
Jeannette Knake is creative through and through. She is an artist with regard to many aspects. The 50-year-old from Kiel, however, completed her training in the hotel business, followed by several years in the advertising sector.
During this time, she gave sewing and painting lessons along the way. Successfully. After just a short time, Jeanette Knake opened her own creative school.
The encounter with the crazy textile technique changed everything. From that point onwards, the mother of two grown-up children only painted with needle and thread. Showing people the path to their own creativity, their own craft skills continues to be a pivotal concern for Jeannette Knake. To 'infect' them with her own enthusiasm, to not only convey technical skills but also a creative feeling for light.
With the new Crazy technique, which anyone can do themselves quickly and simply without prior knowledge, Jeannette Knake is bringing a breath of fresh air to the world of classical crafts. The group of Crazy fans is constantly growing and with it the reputation of Jeannette Knake.Crazy is Jeannette Knake – Jeannette Knake is Crazy.
Knake, who hails from Kiel, succeeds in acquiring industrial partners for her project; 'Aktive Handarbeit' ('Active Craft') is established. The common goal is to convey practical know-how about new, contemporary craft techniques such as Crazy to specialist dealers in particular and also to end consumers. Getting creative beginners on board and retaining re-starters. Opening others up for new things. Staying in motion. Inventing new things. For example, Piccolin, the new knitting technique. And then? You can be intrigued.