Few words about me
I began by creating flower arrangement and bunching bouquets, wrapped up with green plants or attached to twigs, on our cottage. I used to bunch flowers if we got invited to pay a visit to our fellows, friends, family, or to other hosts. I was pleased by these bunches of flowers and I kept arranging them. Fortunately.
Some years ago I got down to making wreaths of dried and fresh plants combined with any available growth found on the garden of our cottage or in the surrounding nature. This growth have been mainly various flowers, twigs, berries, rosehips, fruits, grass, cones, bark, lichen, scallops, shells, stones, fungi, and other natural materials. One needs to look around to find them.
Wrath-making is a very pleasant handwork activity. Each wrath is different and original. I began with making festive autumn wraths when it was Advent and then I decided to extend their production on the whole year. Wraths have accompanied people throughout the history and have represented their successful achievements, festive occasions, and different accomplishments. The most of the remained ones represent the Advent wraths, the Easter wraths, and the Wedding wraths.
Wraths have been currently used as decorative works to be placed on tables, put on shelves, hanged at fireplaces, doors, walls, in hallways and halls, in living rooms, on house fronts, balconies, front doors or main gates. Wraths are used as a wedding decoration where they are placed on wedding tables, at celebrations of birthdays, and at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas times. Many traditional bakeries are used to hanging them as decoration in their businesses.
Each wrath is an original which is assigned its own name. For example, the African wrath has got small cones which were gathered in Kenya. The Pheasant wrath is made of fine decorative pheasant feathers; the Easter wrath is made of airy white duck feathers; the Blueberry wrath has got forest cones and dried blueberries, giving it a bluish touch, and the savoury hips of the Rosehip wrath are giving it a soft touch of red. The most pompous ones are Berry and Lichen wraths as well as the fancy Easter wrath with traditionally painted Easter eggs. Making decorative wraths has become my great pleasure. I have been producing them throughout the whole year and for all possible occasions now. Some of my works can be found in Wraths section. Some of them can be even made to measure of your occasion. See my Contact for further information.
Starting from the last year on, I set to basket weavery. Using Pedigo and willow reeds enables me weaving different works and objects which I have in my mind. Pedigo is a genuine material which is being supplied from the subtropics and made of the above-ground roots of a Calamus Rotang palm. Pedigo- and willow-made baskets have always been more or less often present in our lives. Above all, I have always admired these works. Some of my works can be found by browsing my website, or in the Basket Weavery section.
Carpet-making makes the very pinnacle of all household works in my opinion. Woven carpets are simply beautiful. Especially the Melicas. These hand-made woven carpets from cotton, having their typical geometric patterns, have won my admiration. I am following trends in the modern carpet design therefore. See a preview of some of my small and large Gobelin carpets in the Gobelin Carpets section.
I began learning the techniques of texture looming in the craftsmanship courses of Vocational School of Textile Refurnishing which I attended and where I have been taking the basket-making courses recently.
I very much like setting off for journeys which I am used to document and which allowed me to create a large library of different photos from all around the world and from the very interesting places I had paid my visit to. I do take photos of nature as well. Those most artistic photos I took can be found by browsing my website. When it was 2003, I took part in organizing the Touch of Summer exhibition where I was offered to present my own pieces. The exhibition was a very successful event. Apart from dedicating myself to photography, I also document on my travels by writing texts about my feelings and experiences I had. See Photos and Texts section for more about writing on my foreign travels.
I am very much in favour of decorating the home interiors of my fellow friends who usually ask me for some kind of inspiration, advice, or help to make their homes look harmonized and aesthetic. Interior decorations are dealt with in the Interior Decorations section.
The last but the very favourite part of my interest is fashion and fashion accessories. Discover their beauty in the Accessories section.