Friday, May 22, 2009
General Location ~
Where does the name of your shop come from? ~
My initials to my name and the fact that I am also a Fashion Designer, I do sew and design clothing along with handknitting
How long have you been creating and what do you create? ~
I have been designing and sewing since I was a little girl. My mom taught me to sew and create. I also learned how to knit when I was younger and believe I inherited my knitting gene from my grandmother. I am told she was a fabulous knitter. I handknit and design various knittng clothing and accessories. I create my own patterns and use my vision to design my knitting line. Scarves, hats, cable scarf sets, wrist warmers, dresses, sweaters and so on are the creations I design and handknit. You can view my portfolio at www.viovio.com/tinateee and I sell my handknits at http://www.tlkknitnsew.com/.
My work area is a jammed sunroom in our apt. I have my yarn spread out all over the place right now because I am preparing for a craft show June 6,7 2009. I have my sewing machine, serger, small table, cork board for those designs or reminders and plenty of grid paper, lined paper around for those moments of ideas that pop in my head. I tend to use scrap paper to get what I need on paper so I won't forget what I just thought of. Lot's of file folders for the aministrative side to any DIY business.
I have plenty of support from friends and family that keep me going. I love handknitting and when a creative idea comes to mind I put forth my ideals through handknitting. It's such a rewarding feeling to see the outcome of what I design that it allows me to continue on in my knitting endeavours.