Long story short...
It is one of those things you need to love to perform. There are no short cuts, you either love it or hate it. Well, I love it!...and the joy of creating things and creating them for others.
Hand-knitted designs and handcrafted in general always seemed to fascinate me.
I've become acquainted with hand-made crochet lace over twenty years ago and knitwear even earlier. I've started working with different knitting tools but for some reason, crochet hook turned out to be a "chisel".
The inspiration I draw out from the people, other creatives, their stories, cultures or nature leads the way throughout the process of design and creation.
I love asymmetry, randomness, unique, individual solutions and simplicity hidden behind the intricate twist of the lace.
Crochet craftsmanship has managed to survive a lot over the ages assimilating on the way many cultures from all over the world. The transformation it went through is impressive. It certainly deserves the name 'Classic', and I very much appreciate the craft, intricacy, originality, and fresh twist it gives to the fabric.
:)Fine 1 mm hook works for the lace the same way as a fineliner would work for the drawing. It makes the detail to come out from the blur.
Crochet is very flexible in its form, catches the decorative and functional side of life, brings out its different faces and perspectives, therefore, it has become so likeable by both ladies of different styles and gentlemen for their reasons;)
Speaking of flexibility, expect unexpected;)
Materials in use: fine silky yarns, decorative threads for crochet, yarns, wool for knitwear.
Fabrics in use: silks mainly for garment and linen fabrics and leather for accessories.
Finishing: salvaged copper, brass buttons, buckles, pins, amber, natural stones, beads.