Second hand finds, nature, history and mystery. 

The Western society is speeding up and consuming ever more. Den Gröna Fenixen (The Green Phoenix) tries to reverse that, by looking at areas that are often taken for granted.

We sell our creations in the webshop, create a range of custom orders, but the main focus of Den Gröna Fenixen lies on teaching workshops and courses. In the end it’s all about making people realize the world holds more than meets the eye.

  • Swedish Pine Needle Basketry
    Wait, you can use pine needles for crafting? Yes you can! Learn how during a workshop or buy finished products from us at a market or by sending an email. Binding pine needles into baskets is an ancient tradition among Native Americans, there it’s called pine needle basketry. You use a technique reminiscent of the …
  • Craft evenings in Tavelsjö
    On the second Monday of the month, we meet in the Tavelsjo ‘bygdegård’ to craft and ‘fika’. These evenings are organized by Jolanda Snellenberg with The Green Phoenix as provider of the material. Each month we have a theme that is decided at the meeting before and on Facebook. The theme means that some materials …

Who am I?

I’m Jolanda, the sole creator behind Den Gröna Fenixen. In 2018 I moved from the Netherlands to Northern Sweden. I have always been a creative person, but Sweden suddenly gave me the possibility to learn, explore and develop my creativity.

As the child of a very creative mother I grew up trying to make everything my eyes could see. Later, I spend a year studying at the historical craft school Bäckedal.
Out of this Den Gröna Fenixen was born! In the past I’ve studied both biology and Nordic history, so a lot of my creative work is fueled by that part of me. Besides also still being a part of my professional life, so feel free to check out the Animal and Dance sections of this website.