Our team

Roos

Owner & Teacher private lessons + year courses

Roos van Put is founder and owner of bag making and leather craft school Cursustassenmaken.nl by Mrs Rosehip. She has been working with leather for fifteen years and she is the name behind the label Mrs Rosehip. This brand won the De Bijenkorf prize in the context of 'A She Story' on the occasion of International Women's Day. Mrs Rosehip bags have become a household name: Mrs Rosehip is the only label where all bags are made of pleated leather. You can always recognize a Mrs Rosehip by this pleated leather. Some of Mrs Rosehip's achievements: her bags were shown at the Bags, Icons and Investment exhibition in Basel, alongside bags from Chanel, Dior, Hermès, Prada, Bas Kosters, among others. Her work was also shown in Milan at the Salone del Mobile. Roos was trained as a skilled bag maker in the Netherlands and Belgium and she followed a master class with Peter Nitz in Zurich. She shares her knowledge and specialist know-how in processing leather and making bags with passion with her teachers and students. More information about Mrs Rosehip can be found on the site mrsrosehip.com.

Liesbeth

Manager location IJmuiden Year course + courses

Liesbeth Maenen is a teacher pur sang. She completed the craft teacher training course and graduated in Design. Her love for education continued during her years as a museum teacher at the Bonnefanten in Maastricht. In 1999 she became art teacher at secondary schools, the last ten years at Vellesan College in IJmuiden. She loves teaching art and crafts to all ages. It gives her great satisfaction awaken the creativity of students. She loves craftsmanship from the bottom of her heart. For example, Liesbeth makes jewelry from silver and gold and recently added leather bags. After completing the yearly training course in making bags with us in The Hague, she is a manager and teacher at our 2nd branch in IJmuiden (official opening was December 1, 2022). Her own label is called Maenen Bags.

Michelle

Year courses & courses beginners + advanced

Michelle Reine completed the Annual Training in Skilled Bagmaker with us and she passed her master's exam. She first attended the Willem de Kooning Academy where she was trained as an accessory designer. She then made mostly wearable art works. In 2017, she graduated and wanted to pursue further skills in the craft field. Therefore, she enrolled with us in the Annual Training Program to become a skilled bag maker. After completing the training with us, she started her own label By Michelle Reine. She makes beautiful colorful bags that she sells in an international customer ring. She has clearly developed her own handwriting, if you see a bag of hers, you will recognize it immediately. Just take a look at her website: https://www.michellereine.com. Michelle teaches the Annual Courses and the Combideals - Year Course part-time with us. She is a CRKBO registered teacher.

 

Angie

Year courses & courses beginners + advanced

Angie van Gigch completed the annual training with us and showed herself in the training as a creative mind with golden hands and a sublime sense of translating 2D to 3D. She is also calm and has angelic patience. A born teacher for our beautiful craft of bag making. She is with us teaching Annual Training, pattern drawing and the Combideals - Annual Training part-time. In a Angie lives in The Hague and started her own label Anniebag, not just any bag. She is a CRKBO registered teacher.

 

Morten

Handstitching & courses beginners + advanced

Morten Damonze - Clausen is a course participant from the very beginning. He has been taking various courses and master classes with us since 2019. He has a passion for both machine stitching and hand stitching. You can find his work on Instagram under FreyrHouseOfficial. He teaches hand stitching and is also the instructor at the Combideals beginners. He is a CRKBO registered teacher. Nice to know: in Jan. 2023, he will attend a master class with Peter Nitz to further develop his hand stitching skills. Morten also teaches at X.TU Delft, together with Roos. See: https://www.atelierpeternitz.com

 

Suus

Starting courses beginners

Suus Sand came to us to learn about the techniques of a bag she had had in her head for years. She wanted to design a small bag that you can easily take with you to the beach and on your bike. She lives in Scheveningen, so she can frequently be found at the beach and in the sea! Amidst a surfer community and beach lovers. At first glance it is a simple bag she designed but characterized by small details that are complicated. In a series of private lessons, she mastered the craft and developed her own handwriting, which led to her label Sand Leatherbags. With success, as she now sells her trendy bags via Instragram worldwide. She inherited her love for the craft of leather working from her grandfather, who was already active in it. If you want to know exactly how that works, look on this website under video. Suus teaches with great passion the Start Course Basic Techniques with us.