About Atelier Oursonne

My name is Ursula and I am the creative head and body behind Atelier Oursonne.

I was born in Austria and after 18 years of overlooking Lake Constance I moved to Vienna to study and work, with a short intermezzo as language assistant in France. In 2007 my then boyfriend and I moved to London.

9 years, a wedding, three births and lots of interesting and amazing encounters with lots of inspiring and lovely people , we have finally moved back to Vienna,where I am still trying to settle back in.

Around the same time I wanted to turn my love of crafting into something more serious and so I founded my own little business – Atelier Oursonne. I did shut down the business officially when we moved back to Austria but finally, after 2 years, I have just refounded it here in Austria.

Ursula is Latin for young / little (female) bear and Oursonne is the French equivalent. As a former French teacher I like to have a little connection to the most neglected of my three home countries.

The main purpose of this blog is to entertain my readers with little (and not so little) storys about my crafting adventures with the occasional more serious information or even tutorial thrown in.

I have started this blog half way through my London based life and therefore I have chosen English as blog language.


11 thoughts on “About

  1. Ursula, can you add a follow by email button so I can see when you put up new posts? Thanks and I look forward to following your blog!
    Hugzzz 😎

    • There should have been an automatic one… I thought. Anyway, I managed to put one there…. I guess I can’t hide that I am a blogging novice. I am definitely a better knitter than computer user.

  2. My name is Pat Melville I am a “snowbird” in Nevada, USA, from Michigan. The church group at St. John’s has a charity fund raise in November and would like to use you Balduin pattern to raise funds, also our local library can only have teens read to the young children (they are not paid) we would like to give them your Balduin has a gift . Please let us kknow if these are OK with you. Agiain thank you, your patterns are lovely.

    • Thank you. Of course you can use the pattern. I am glad to hear that my pattern make good use for someone. Please let me know how it went, or maybe you could even send me a picture sometimes? Or put a project on ravelry?

    • Thanks for nominating me πŸ™‚
      But to be honest I am not quite sure which questions I am supposed to answer? Is it the same as you had to answer? Or new ones which I can not find?

      • Oh no my post has had some issues because the app doesn’t seem to work on my phone – I’ll clear up my post now and let you know when it is done! Sorry!! πŸ™‚

      • Thank you for pointing it out – I had written them at the end of my post but they seem to have disappeared!! I have put them back. I might have to stop using the app if it keeps messing up posts 😦 Anywya – you are welcome for the nomination, I really enjoy reading your blog πŸ™‚

  3. Hello Ursula
    I was perusing through raverly’s website for a really special scarf for a dear friend and came across the design in your Elaine scarf (beautiful by the way). I am ready to make it and was wondering if you have done the optional eyelet every 27th row or chose a different row throughout the entire pattern shown in the picture. Thank youπŸ€—

    • Hello Monica, it is always nice to see that people are using my pattern. I did the eyelet row every 20 rows and kept it this way throughout the entire scarf. I started when I had 27 stitches on my needle. It is up to you how often you want to have the eyelets. I would keep always the same number of rows in between eyelet rows, especially if you are using a varigated yarn to make sure it does not look just messy but rather clean lines to allow the colours to create more irregularity.
      I do think the eyelet lines enhance the diagonal lines. You just have to choose an even number (not every 27th row for example) to always do it on the same side of the scarf. I hope this helps. otherwise please ask again. Happy knitting Ursula

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