1. Who taught you how to embroider?
I learned everything by myself.
When I was a child, I grew up watching my grandmother doing embroidery, so I also wanted to try it and be like her. But, I started learning embroidery by myself five years ago.
2. Looking back, what did that mean to you?
Watching my grandmother's embroidery when I was young was a beautiful thing to watch for me. But five years ago, when I started to learn finally how to make one, I began focusing on it to become a hobby and gradually as something from which I can earn.
3. What got you hooked (in other words, what’d you love about it)?
A certain rhythm of embroidery and the sound of needle, thread, and cloth. The texture of the fabric , its color, all of them make me hooked.
4. Have you passed your talents down? To who? If not, do you hope to pass your talents down? If so, to who?
Of course, I hope to pass my talents down to someone who is passionate in embroidery like me.
5. Why do you think passing this down is so important?
I'm happy doing embroidery and I want to share my talent and sharing the skills of embroidery might just inspire others.
6. What’s your fave stitch and DMC colour?
My favorite stitch is French knot.
My favorite color is #3776 - It's a color like a seasoning for cooking. When I feel something is lacking , then adding #3776 could make it perfect.
7. Where do you find inspiration?
I can get inspiration anytime anywhere - going out to various places and communicating with people, exposing myself to culture and arts. Then my senses will be provoked to doing something new.
8. Anything else you’d like to share?
Not to mention the fun of embroidery, but I'd like to share the fun of the French Knot stitch specifically because it is the sole and my favorite stitch I use in all my works.
You can find our collaboration with Ipnot available as a free downloadable patterns here