Behind the object of an artisan, there is a person. Who imagines, makes, commits herself.
It’s not easy to talk about oneself. Namely by reserve, or embarrassment.
Though, let’s try, with few words and images

I come from a little republic of Russian Federation, called Chuvashia. It’s a territory near Volga river, who has its own culture, its own language, its own history.
The Slavonic, Mongol, Finnish, Turkish, Tatar influences are part of this heritage.
I spent my childhood in a small farm. After school, I was helping my parents. I know how to tend a vegetable garden, manage a beehive, milk a cow by hand, make bread or cheese.
It’s where I learnt and started to sew. For family and me.
Handwork is part of my life. From the very begining.
After my studies, I worked in the media industry.
I managed the first regional Chuvash radio station.  Had my talk show on TV, in access prime time.
And then, I met a French man.

And my whole life changed

And even more changed

Progressively, I came back to sewing

Firstly, for me.

And then, I started to share my work on social networks.

Like many women, I love clothes and shoes

My relationship with fabrics is passionate.

I love to examine them, touch them, feel them,…

Learn about them

Look after them, everywhere

My second sewing passion is the how. It is a matter of skill, technique, but also manual intelligence. Indeed, I want to be happy of my work.

 

From my childhood, I kept a very strong link with land.
Japan became another source of inspiration.
Via their artisans, fabrics, aesthetics, arts.
Find harmony between contraries, a balance with an asymmetry.
Make elegance natural, be nice and pretty without looking after it ( – Iki)
This image is probably what best represents together me, my path, my goal.
Meaning quality, effort, colors, nature, simplicity, cultural mix, …. and even the cold climate of my roots.

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