I would like to introduce you to someone that I can relate to very well…please welcome Esra! The hands behind Knitella.
Esra is a design student and loves creating unique accessories with yarn. You can find her on these sites:
Here is Esra to tell us more about what she makes and sells:
I knit and crochet accessories for men and women. I really enjoy creating new things with yarn, and after my place got filled with knitted/crocheted goodies I decided it was time to sell them.
How did you get started?
I started knitting when I was in 4th grade, but never finished a project till I was in university, but when I saw the results, I was so happy, and that sense of accomplishment pushed me to do more. Crocheting only started few months ago after taking a class in a local gallery.
I only started selling a year ago after a friend of mine invited me to share a table with her in a community event. I loved it, and got a lot of encouragement, so I took it further and set up my online shop.
What is your inspiration?
Yarn is main inspiration. I just love mixing different shades, and seeing them come to life. Childhood memories inspire me as well.
Where do you get ideas for your items?
1- My friends/family sometimes ask me: “why don’t you make ……” and if I feel it’ll be something I enjoy, I make their suggestion with my own spin.
2- Occasions. I love to make something for every occasion and that drives me to think of what would fit, and I just start sketching and then making.
Where do you get your supplies?
Any place that sells yarn is my supplier. I buy a lot online from various places, but I still love going around town to find paces that sells yarn because touching it and seeing how beautiful yarn is in real life is just GREAT.
What are some of your favorite things to make?
I really enjoy knitting chunky wool. It just so soft and knits beautifully. I love crocheting cuff links, headbands and covers as well.
Thank you Esra for telling us more about yourself and sharing pictures of your items!
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