Name: Katrinshine by Fedotova Ekaterina
Website links: Etsy | Blog | Twitter | Flickr
What do you make?
I make recycled leather jewelry and accessories, quilted bags and pillows in a specific style called patchwork spiral, as well as custom made corsets and medieval dresses.
What or who inspires you?
I get inspired from colours and textures around me. If I find a new and interesting tutorial or technique, I cant wait to try it.
How did you get started?
I finished art school in North Russia, where I am from. I then went to work as a designer for a publishing house. When I was growing up, I loved to do needle and craft work and was always sewing dresses for my dolls or my family and I. When I moved to Italy, where I currently live, I couldn't find work and decided to open an online shop to sell my handmade goods.
What are your favourite materials to work with?
Cutting fabric is probably the hardest, because once you cut into it, you can't go back. My favourite part is to create Patchwork bags, because every bag is very particular. Also I like to sew historical dresses, because I like participating in historical festivals.
List 5 of your favourite links and why you like them
Arctida's Creations, Etsy Russian Team, Gufobardo, Keeping Things Simple, Tom Björn Designs - All of these blogs are by my friends who all live around the world making a living as a handmade artist.
Do you have any advice for those in the biz?
Don’t afraid to be different! Don’t stop searching for something new!
Do you consider yourself an artist or a crafter?
I like to create unique pieces as my quilted bags that’s why I consider myself as artist.
(photo images courtesy of katrinshine)
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