This is the first article for a weekly feature called Wow Factor Wednesday... These articles are going to introduce you to an artist from etsy or artfire.
Todays artist is AmiKami from Etsy.com
Her beautiful knit and crocheted items can be found at www.etsy.com/shop/AmiKami
A little about this amazing creator
My name is Victoria and I'm a mom to three wonderful little boys. We live in a small town nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains.
AmiKami means "knitting spirit" --- through the time and concentrated attention that goes into this craft, I believe that handknitted articles possess a special quality that no manufactured piece can have.
I have a deep appreciation for handcrafting and feel that over the past decades we have been losing that sense of personal human connection through an ever growing dependence on commercial manufacturing. It thrills me to have found a community here on Etsy that provides the world with an opportunity to rediscover the wonder and beauty of items produced by loving hands instead of machines.
I have always had a great interest in history, particularly the period between mid 1800's to early 1900's. I enjoy reading books written in that time, studying the fashions and styles, learning the fine art of various "dainty work" and watching old movies - with a special fascination with Silent Films (I can get lost in them for hours!)
Having been collecting antique knitting & crochet books and patterns for years, I have acquired a vast library where I find endless inspiration for my work here in my Etsy shop. I love finding ways to incorporate past aesthetics with a hint of modern styling. Fiber is my medium of choice and knitting still never fails to enchant and challenge me
We would like to thank Victoria for the info and for allowing us to feature her on our blog. We hope you stop by her shop and take a look around. We're sure you will fall in love with her gorgeous creations, we sure did!