What is AratikaAA.com about ?

This site is all about the Addictive Activity that uses a crochet hook, knitting needles and a ball of yarn to create Amazing Artefacts to decorate your life.
Whether it’s an afghan blanket to snuggle up under, a warm winter scarf, a freeform vase, a stylish bag, or even a hat to match Barbie’s new dress; There is joy in beautiful homemade textile crafts articles.

What is an Aratika AA ?

Aratika is the name of the ferry that transports travelers between New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Many years ago, I was one of those travelers, and was told that the Maori name of the ferry could be translated as “straightforward”. I fell in love with that name on the spot…

As for the AA, those two letters stand for a number of different words, in a variety of combinations, as needed at any given time.
Artistic Activities, Amazing Articles, Art A-Plenty, Addictive Artistry, Allround Artist, Abundant Ability, Acrylic Additions, Awesome Artefacts — and I could go on…

Are you an Anonymous Artist ?

No. My name is C.J. Kloezeman. In daily life I’m called Caroline.
I have called myself Aratika and Chloe Zeeman on the internet for so long, that I think of both those names as “my name” as well.

How do I contact you ?

Email me at: info@aratikaaa.com

Are you on Ravelry ?

Yes, I am!
And I hope you are too, because it is a great resource for knitters, crocheters, weavers, and anyone fond of the textile arts and enjoys playing with yarns and threads, no matter whether it’s chunky wool, whisper soft mohair, speckled tweed, all purpose acrylics, delicate lace or cool cotton.
My user name is Aratika. Feel free to browse my projects and become my friend if you like!

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice has been made by Aratika AA en is in effect since May 25, 2018.

Aratika AA is the owner of the AratikaAA.com and AratikaAA.nl web domains and website(s).
For the maintenance of these website(s) Aratika AA makes use of services from Automattic.com (to which WordPress.com, Jetpack and Akismet belong).
Aratika AA uses these services for the following purposes:

  • enable the website visitor to place a response on a AratikaAA.com or AratikaAA.nl website posting; and to enable Aratika AA to moderate these responses by means of spam filtering. To make this happen the website visitor is asked to provide a name, email address and of course the response text itself.
  • enable the website visitor to receive a message via email when a new website posting appears on AratikaAA.com or AratikaAA.nl. To make this happen the website visitor is asked to provide an email address.
  • enable Aratika AA to gain insight into anonymous aggregated information about website visitors, such as number of website visitors, visited website pages and country of origin. To make this happen cookies are used. The website visitor agrees to their use by continuing to use the website(s) after being informed of their use via a so-called cookie banner. To find out more see https://automattic.com/cookies/

The AratikaAA.nl and AratikaAA.com domains are hosted via private hosting. Work is in progress to introduce an SSL certificate to secure the connections to the domain host.

Aratika AA offers a free knitting pattern via Ravelry.com. Aratika AA does not collect personal data for this purpose. Link to Ravelry.com Privacy Policy

Aratika AA sells handmade textiles products to interested customers. Aratika AA collects personal data of customers (name, address, email address, their purchases, payments, and if provided phone number) in order to fulfill the sales agreement, and to register the transaction as required by law to maintain a proper bookkeeping account.

Questions about this privacy notice can be sent to info@aratikaaa.com.

What is your company registration information ?

Aratika AA is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel), the registration number is 7069403
Aratika AA’s VAT number (BTW nr.) is NL 165282599B01
Aratika AA is owned by C.J. Kloezeman
Aratika AA’s registration address is Aratika AA, Nieuwstadweg 13, 6545 AM Nijmegen, The Netherlands