My name is Gosia, I come from Poland, currently living in Ireland. I’ve been interested in craft since I was a little child. First crafty experience that I can recall was sewing buttons to a piece of some plastic foil. I must say from my current point of view it sounds pretty avant-garde. My mom wasn’t really pleased with my new acquired skill as I was always loosing needles around me and then it wasn’t necessarilly fun to step on them. Then I remember my parents bought me a little sewing machine (same as pictured) at a parish fest. It was made in USSR and even today I’m wondering how the heck did it sew with only one thread? Must have been a chain stitch underneath… Anyway, I loved it and I was improving my sewing skills on every single cloth I found.
My mother taught me basic crocheting and knitting stitches. I learnt cross-stitching and embroidery at my primary school. I’ve been collecting books and other resources with patterns and hints since I ever remember. Now, with the internet everything is a little bit easier. I’ve learnt shuttle tatting by watching youtube videos, artichoke techniques by following on-line photo tutorials. Blogs, forums and pictures have been for me always a great source of inspiration and ideas.
Eventually, I came up with an idea of starting my own website that will be a collection of my hand-crafted items. Some of them are still available for sale – don’t hesitate to contact me, if you’re interested!