Once a week I post interviews with interesting people about their insights on their experience of working in the Knitting industry. I’ve noticed that every one of these individuals makes their living in a slightly different manner bringing their own unique presence to the Knitting world.
You can find Tetiana here and here on Ravelry.
Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere. I can find inspiration in nature, colors, art, architecture, dreams and everyday life.
Every minute my brain works - how can I convert the impressions around me into stitch patterns, color combinations, shapes and lines of finished design.
For example, my Seaside collection (http://www.ravelry.com/
What is your favorite knitting technique?
Lace, cables, colorwork or other techniques which keep my interest for the knitting process.
You focus on accessory designs almost exclusively could you tell us a little about that ?
Do you look at other designers' work or are you afraid that you will be influenced by their designs?
How do you feel about the so called controversy of "dumbing down" patterns for knitters?
How many sample/test knitters do you have working for you or do you do it all yourself?
Did you do a formal business plan?
Do you have a mentor?
What impact has the Internet had on your business?
Do you use a tech editor?
How do you maintain your life/work balance?
How do you deal with criticism?
How long did it take for you to be able to support yourself?
What advice would you give someone who wants to pursue a career in knitting?