A Crocheted Robot named Snowy
WECLOME, Gillian and her Etsy shop, JACBERKTISCH. Gillian is a New Zealand artist who has a wide variety of creative items to choose from when you visit her shop. You will find crocheted Tea cosys, toilet roll dolls, crocheted scarves, jewelry and more!
First let's learn a little bit more about Gillian by reading her interview below.
What led you to start creating your art/craft?
Last year I decided that I wanted to make quirky teapot cosies and got annoyed with trying to knit, I'd been crocheting for a while (always granny squares) and I found out that I could do different things with my crochet hook that wasn't a granny square plus I find it way easier than knitting! After teapot cosies I did loo roll dolls and after that there was no stopping me.
How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?
I've tried a lot of different crafts, what I love about working with yarns is that there are so many different types, from the plain coloured ones to the fancy ribbon ones, so I suppose it's the variety that I really like.
What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?
The suprise of it all! I don't use patterns, so when my yarn and my hook get together anything can happen!
If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?
It would be a Kumara (sweet potato) because they come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and they taste good cooked in lots of different ways. Versatile would be a good word.
If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?
Fabric. I have so many ideas to create amazing things on the sewing machine, animals, dolls, clothes, anything and everything. It's a shame my sewing machine dislikes me so much!
What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?
Fun and enjoyment. I want people to enjoy and have as much fun with my creations as I do making them. Whether it's looking at, playing with or wearing them.
What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?
Don't be shy to show off your creations, it can take lots of guts and courage, you may have a knock or two, however the positives will totally surpass them!
Thanks, Gillian for taking the time to share your thoughts and creativity with all of us.
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