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We chat to Tessa van Riet-Ernst, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to crochet a little duckling.

Hi, I’m Tessa van Riet-Ernst and I am from the Netherlands. I live in a place called Alphen aan den Rijn, a city near Amsterdam. I’m married and have three children - two boys and a little girl. I started crocheting and designing amigurumi in 2005. Alongside, I opened a webshop, selling yarn and crochet accessories, and it was quite a success. I gave workshops to teach others how to crochet and, before I knew, I had a brick-and-mortar store stuffed with yarn and - luckily - a lot of customers. In 2011 my store grew too big to handle in combination with my growing kids. I made the decision to sell the store and dedicate my time to my family and become a full time amigurumi designer. I was not an easy choice to make but I really enjoy my life as it is now. I have the time to do what I love doing most: Taking care of my kids and designing! Between 2010 and now I have written about 10 books. "Amigurumi Fairy Tales" is my latest.

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