My name is Anette Wall. I was born in Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany. Currently I am living in The Netherlands near the North Sea with my (British) husband, daughter and dog and my son is studying in Canada. The Netherlands is a wonderful place to live, full of beautiful architecture, canals, flowers and windmills. The flat landscape allows me to go everywhere on my bike. I also love to go for walks with my dog and go running as often as time allows. Our family has lived in various places – near London, in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
I am knitting and sewing since I am 12 years old. I cannot imagine a day when I will not create something, be it knitting, sewing, baking or cooking. As my children are now growing up I decided to try and turn my passion into a small business. I am drawn to colours and I love the feeling of high quality, unique materials. For my products I have tried to satisfy my obsession for colours and materials as well as creating something that involves both of my favourite pastimes – knitting and sewing. Hence the design and creation of my knitting bags, which I produce at home.
If you are wondering about my business name …. well, pink is my favourite colour and hazelnuts are harvested in the autumn, which is my favourite time of year. I first wanted to call my business Pink Hazelnut, but somehow the name did not flow, so I shortened the name to Pink Hazel.