I absolutely love all the vintage patterns, like from 19th century, and traditional ones – They are a great source of inspiration and show how many different things you can to with a skein of yarn and needles.
I have moved over 20 times in my short life (27 years) - and will probably move 25 times more. Current location - sunny Cyprus.
When I was younger I wanted to be a military doctor - but after having Chemistry and Biology school exams at my high school during one day I changed my mind. I absolutely suck in Chemistry!
I'm addicted to knitting, I can knit all day and all night long.
I used to study Automatics and Robotics - now I'm an Art Director (and I love it). I was young and stupid, I know :)
What got you started crafting?
The urge to kill everyone around me :) Knitting is my yoga, it helps me to relax and forget about the crazy world around me. I have to focus on the chart and all these k2tog and psso things.
What is your source of inspiration?
I absolutely love all the vintage patterns, like from 19th century, and traditional ones - They are a great source of inspiration and show how many different things you can to with a skein of yarn and needles.
What have you made recently?
My latest project is a huge and warm lacy wrap/stole in a lovely rusty orange color. It all started from a huge bag of yarn I got from my friend's mum, I absolutely loved the shade and started looking for a pattern that will go great with it. Finally, I decided to use one of the vintage patterns I discovered recently - it's not as complicated as the ones I use for shawls but I like it very much - and I can play with lace edging!
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I absolutely would love to give away all my stuff for free, I simply adore the process of making them. I think most of my friends and family got at least one of my creations.
Now I do sell my creations, I have no place to store 50 shawls and even more scarfs :) and we are living in difficult (commercial) times and one has to pay the bills.
I do have a shop on Etsy, as well as on ArtFire - still can't decide which one is my favorite.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Because I believe they have their own soul, they are unique and I love supporting fellow artisans.
I'm absolutely fed up with all this made in China stuff.