THE SURVIVING QUESTIONS
1. IN ONE SENTENCE, HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE WHAT YOU DO?
I search for fresh wool, wash it, card it, spin it and knit it into a wardrobe that is natural, comfortable, resistant and beautiful.
2. WHAT DID YOU LEARN THANKS TO YOUR HANDS?
Working with my own hands helps me to understand a real value of things that surround me and the value of the work of other people. All the objects need resources and time for being produced, and the way everything’s wasted nowadays only gives a short-term satisfaction, though disconnects us from a natural cycle of production and the nature itself.
3. IF YOU HAD TO SUGGEST A TEENAGER TO FOLLOW YOUR PATH, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
I would suggest everyone to find and follow his/her own path – it is joy to search for this path and eventually discover it with all the possible passion you have to invest into it.
THE SURVIVING STORY
I believe I never chose in any particular way to become a craftsman. My childhood passed surrounded by the sensitive women and men, that loved nature, appreciated the natural cycle of things, were patient and knew how to “make” things. They were connected to the traditional roots and always looked for authenticity. They were all rational, thought attentive to detail and the harmony of the objects they made. My family women introduced me to the textile crafts, as well as basketry techniques. Knitting fascinated me by the possibility to shape the clothing element with only three elements – 2 needles and 1 string. Afterwards I learned about the advantage of 5 needles that turned my 2D creations into 3D pieces like mittens and socks. Spinning came to my life quite later when I was already knitting for several years. I felt a need to get closer to the primary source of the material I was using. There is still a way to go, but I am finally working the yarn spun by me.