Carel van der Merwe is a woodturner that creates unique pieces by exploring and enhancing the natural beauty of wood. He is always looking for design opportunities in natural flaws in wood as created by nature.

Carel has trained with a number of leading international woodturners to hone his turning technique and skills. Together with his love of tools and machines (he is a trained engineer) he is also selling woodturning tools based on his experience. With the training courses offered, he is able to advise woodturners on the correct techniques and tools required.

If you are interested in woodturning items, please follow the ‘Creative Turning’ links

Marietjie van der Merwe is actively involved in crochet and knitting and is a supplier of specialist yarn, knitting and crochet accessories which are not freely available.

If you are interested in Yarn, Knitting and Crochet, please follow the ‘Colours of Amalfi’ links. 


Carel is currently exhibiting at the Artbox in Pretoria, see the link below for more detail


Skunkbush Vase
“Broken World”
Hairy Finger Hollow Form

New Items in Creative Turning Shop

New items that offer excellent value for money will be available in the Creative Turning shop from the second half of October. This includes a comprehensive range of woodturning lathes, chucks and other woodturning accessories. See the Creative Turning Shop for more details.

CT175VS1 Lathe
CT200VS1-S Lathe with bed extension
CT3,75 Chuck
Fingernail Grinding Jig
Grinding Jig