Fashion Touch is a Canadian shop that caries a great selection of handmade accessories. The shop is run by Elena and specializes in hand knit scarves, scarflettes, wraps and capelettes. They are perfect for the up and coming winter season and would make a wonderful gift for a loved one. For more about Elena and a chance to win one of her very popular knit bracelets keep on reading!
1. Tell us a bit about how you got started knitting scarves and accessories.
I have been creating for as long as I remember. My grandmother was a very creative person, but my mom taught me how to knit and crochet. I have also graduated from the Art and Crafts School and Creative Housekeeping is one of the compulsory credits in Russian Elementary school (where I grew up).
2. Your wraps and capelettes are lovely! Does it take you a long time to come up with a design and create it?
Thank you for your kind words. It does take some time to create them, but I constantly have so many designs in my mind so I have to track them in the notebook. A scarf like this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32900633 probably will take up to 5-6 hours to make.
3. I see that you carry some Exotic Yarns. Would you tell us a bit more about them and how you came across them?
I am fortunate to have my family in Russia, so I can go travel there and in Europe at least once a year. There are much more yarn manufactures in Germany, Austria, Turkey and Russia than in North America. Their yarns are different from what is offered here, that is why I called section in my store Exotic Yarns. Each yarn that is offered I have carefully selected and fell in love with, every one of them is a little treasure to me, I have tried to work with each of the yarns offered and that is what I would recommend.
4. Is your work sold on or at other venues?
I have currently have a boutique at http://fashiontouch.etsy.com I am also planning to expand my business to the local store in the nearest feature and custom and wholesale orders are always welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. What pieces from your shop would you recommend to someone who is doing their holiday shopping?
Since Holiday Season is enough cold in most of the places and everyone would love to be snuggled and warmed, there is nothing better than nice scarf, scarflette or wrap as a gift to someone you love and care about. So I would say, almost every item from my store is a great gift for someone on your gift list.
Elena is giving one of our readers a chance at winning her best selling item: Dewy Moss, Designer Crocheted Bracelet, US15.00, Such a deep and luxurious colour combined with shiny onyx beads brings memories of old fairy tales. Once again, this bracelet/cuff was made with love and care. I pay attention to the details, to maintain the high quality of my items. All items are smoke free! It can be made with the length of your wrist and approx 2 inch wide.
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Contest is open to participants worldwide and ends on Nov 1st, 2009 at 11:59PM PST.