HANDYED Yarn in BERLIN at Die Wollnerin

Meet Sabine Bornemann.

Hand Dyer of gorgeous yarn and yarn shop owner in the Schoenberg Neighborhood –Die Wollnerin .Very close to Winterfeld Platz.

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Handcrafted little zipper bags for notions,  stitched by another woman (whose name I will add when I get it)

42608A5F-9241-40DE-B9A0-B509734CD410AB43D938-8889-4D52-8CA1-64969D125B6BMy first trip I bought a single skein of this lucious Alpaca Silk Cashmere and then made a second trip to buy another skein.  My last day in Berlin I bought the hand dyed sock yarn of the loveliest merino and a bit of nylon for endurance.  On my final day, I took Sabine’s photo as I said I would for the People at Work Series. Thank you Sabine. Your shop is wonderfully inspiring to me.

Looking  forward to my return visit in the Spring.

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Glass Bead Artist in Berlin

C70943ED-8D41-4723-A0C6-627DC2F2E2C4You met Dagmar Bruckner and her husband Gunnar yesterday at  Kiez Eis blogpost.

Here she is in her gallery/store, just around the corner from the ice cream store.

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Dagmar’s first career was Occupational Therapist but about fifteen years ago while living in Brooklyn, she learned how to make glass beads.

She demonstrated the making of a glass bead. The colored glass rods are from Murano, Italy.

She lit her torch and melted the end of the rod to the consistency of honey, turning it all the time onto a metal tool.

 

Sometimes she uses a mold to form the bead but most of the time she creates each bead by hand without the mold, so they don’t lose the handcrafted touch.

 

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Tiny pieces of the Berlin Wall inside a single glass bead

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Once a month dbeads conceptstore hosts concerts. 9A411027-2EEB-4E56-95E6-B359948DF6A9

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Her graphic artist made these bumper stickers with this saying! She gave me a couple to bring home.

658B16B8-8A3B-432D-9AE5-F94D388CEFDCThanks Dagmar for being part of the People at Work Series. She suggested a new project for my next visit to Berlin- Artists at Work!

EAST SIDE Gallery- Berlin

Took the U bahn and then walked across this bridge to the outdoor East Side Gallery.

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It’s an excursion many tourists take.

1.3 K in length. International artists murals illustrate peace and freedom and adorn pieces of the Berlin Wall which were placed here.  Many graffiti artists have added to or obliterated the paintings. You can see dates of original painting and a date of restoration painting.

E85C4376-BCAC-4E2B-B22F-1716AE70CE2BCB7E36FA-2413-4830-9F14-793C1867420B You can see the restored and unrestored sections of the hands.

 

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A film crew was filming while I walked along the sidewalk.

I took the the backside  of the wall, too.

 

Preparing CHRISTMAS Trees in Berlin

A definite “shelf-life”. Ben H. of WordPress Created this photo challenge.

Temporary. Christmas decorations qualify for the word of the week.

And on top of the Gluhwein Stand-

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Classic QUICK Lunch in BERLIN

Currywurst and pomme frites.

Bratwurst with mustard on brochen

Beer.

Standing outside on the corner across from  KaDeWe.

or very own mini October Fest. Oh that’s right, it’s November. 

83A25A7C-6DC7-4DA0-AAEB-8C4374B4BABFBeen total veg for more than two weeks. A single bratwurst in the final week of Berlin visit. Cheers!

ST. MARTIN’S DAY in Schoenberg-Berlin

 

St. Martin’s Day

at 5:00 PM -St. Matthias Church in Schoenberg neighborhood, Berlin. ( Sunset was at 4:20)

I saw the announcement on Sunday

The church bells rang out for more than 5 minutes.

First there was a little play telling the story of St. Martin and singing hymns about St. Martin.

517C8677-94AA-478C-9F78-076D68270E94THE congregation filled with children went outside to follow St.Martin riding on the horse. A companion horse trotted behind. The children carried paper lanterns, some with candles but many with tiny LED or flashlight or tealights inside.  More singing and walking in the procession to Winterfeld Platz.

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7C0E11C3-C26D-4E7E-A332-C69FC7EFCE3BThe polizei kept watch at the end of the closed street.

 

 

 

The polizei closed the street and kept watch.