Sunday, November 15, 2009
Vendor Q&A with Zelma
What inspires you to make what you make?
I craft in the spirit of my grandmother Zelma. She fled her farm in Latvia during World War II and lived in a refuge camp in Germany for several years. During that time, she had no choice but to be resourceful. There’s an amazing picture of my mother in Germany as a toddler wearing a beautiful dress crafted from a men’s plaid coat. My grandmother taught me the importance of recycling and that pretty things can come from the most unexpected materials.
What is your favorite piece/product you will have with you at the Handmade Mart? My fabric boa scarves make me happy. They’re dramatic, fun to wear, and made entirely of reclaimed fabrics. I love to put together random colors and textures. Each scarf is truly a unique creation.
Where can folks find your craft outside the Handmade Mart?
You can find me at www.zelma.etsy.com. I invite you to visit my Etsy shop often—you never know how Zelma might inspire me!
Visit me at booth #16!
Posted by Handmade Mart at 8:00 AM