Our featured artist this week as Amna Al Fardh (Team Member) says is a true artist to the bone practicing different forms of art. Her work is very intricate & detailed .. she’s a master with the needle work.... crochet, lace, and not only that but much more. So let's get to know her better:
Name: Yasmin Hagalwadi
Blog: Hooks And Laces
1) How did you start quilling?
I had tried my hand at Paper Quilling a few years back and loved it. Because of the difficulty in finding supplies I had to put it aside. But I took it up again 6 months back after seeing Amna's beautiful quilling projects . I was so inspired that I had to start quilling again.
2) Do you learn from books too?
I do a lot of research on any craft that I take up. I don't have access to many books, in fact I have just a couple of beginners books. My main source is the internet and other artists. Everyone has such beautiful work that just looking at their quilled creations and works is a good learning experience by itself.
3) So shall we say that you are interested in different styles and techniques in arts and crafts?
I'd say I'm a Constant Learner of crafts. I love to learn new crafts and the different techniques and methods in each. I love the details.
As for other hobbies, Crochet is my passion. I do all kinds of projects in crochet. Tatting is also a favorite with me and like to make the delicate laces in this almost forgotten art of lace-making. I also do a little paper crafts ,sewing, origami, card making, embroidery, Henna designing etc. My most recent craft is fabric flowers.
4) Does your art affect your life in any way?
I'm lucky that I do what I love doing. I'm a full time crafter and do custom orders for clients. I make all kinds of gift items and favors for different occasions, gift tags crochet accessories and home decor.
5) Do you attend workshops or give workshops?
I love to teach Art and Crafts. I've been giving private classes for quite a long time . I've given only a couple of crochet workshops but haven't had the opportunity to attend one yet.
6) What does art provide to you?
The greatest gain is a sense a of peace and accomplishment felt when you see the beautiful work of art unfolding itself as you work on it. I feel that it takes me to whole new level of peace and joy and relaxes me - it's a great stress buster.
7) How can we get in touch with you and see more of your other creative work?
I have a blog mostly about crochet: www.hooksandlaces.blogspot.com
8) What would you like to share with the Emirates Quilling Guild members?
I would like to see more people in U.A.E getting involved and learning different crafts. Its a simple pleasure in life which can help one reconnect with the inner self. I also hope that there is a better availability of crafts supplies in U.A.E with reasonable prices so crafting doesn't seem like an expensive hobby!
I also love to promote anything handmade as each piece is unique and has a special value and a personal touch to it.
Now let's enjoy some of her chic creations:
A big thanks to Yasmin for sharing her passion with us. Don't forget to peep through her blog and leave her some love :)
Thanks for passing by and see you soon!!!