Designer Q&A: Eline Pellinkhof


Dutch design just makes us swoon. Simple as. Today, we’re super-excited to interview Eline Pellinkhof, crafter, designer and illustrator extraordinaire, and get a peek behind the scenes of her latest book, Eline’s Winterhuis

Photo by Hans Guldemond

When did you first start making?

I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember. The little Eline was always making drawings. When I was old enough, my grandma taught me how to crochet, knit and sew dolls clothes and softtoys. I loved it.

What inspires you?

Vintage and ethnic crafts, cross stitches, blogs, old postcards and stamps, collections, the Anthropologie stores in London, combinations of old and modern home decorations, Jeanette Lund’s photos, gardening, the crafty ladies around me. 

Photos by Joost de Wolf

What craft would you say is your first love?

I cannot name just one. It’s the combination I like. Combinations of paper, fabrics, knits, pattern design, cross stitches, buttons, ribbons, photostyling, graphic design, drawing.

Photo by Joost de Wolf

Best advice you’ve ever been given?

Go and start a blog.

Proudest crafting moment?

The launch of my first craft book, Eline’s House in October 2010.

Photo by Joost de Wolf

Where do you get your inspiration from online?

My top 5 blogs are: Gennine’s Art Blog, Dottie Angel, By Fryd, All the Luck in the World and Ishtar Olivera.

And your plans for Christmas?

I will be in my favorite city; London!


Hurray for British-Netherlands mash ups! Read all Eline’s latest on her blog.

  • sewforsoul

    I discovered Eline in an article about her book, which I then rushed out to buy. I have made some of her super cute creations and you can check them out on my blog, they really are adorable