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Interview: Tatsiana Kupryianchyk

One of the things I love most about the Indie GAL (Gift-A-Long) is the chance to discover and/or promote other designers’ work. Over the course of the GAL I’ll be publishing gift-knitting (and gift-crocheting!) related interviews with designers whose work I admire.

Tatsiana Kupryianchyk publishes gorgeous crochet patterns for home objects. Her overlay crochet patterns are unique and stunning.

Steph: What’s your favorite part of the GAL?
Tatsiana: This year I am participating in GAL for the first time. What is my favourite part of this event?.. I don’t know… I am amazed by it in general. I love Ravelry very much. It’s a wonderful creative space for crocheters and knitters from the whole world. And GAL brings them altogether: designers and crafters. The GAL gives a great opportunity to feel you are a part of a huge community of creative and inspiring people. People who share their passion for yarn, designing and creating.

How did you get into designing?
I have been crocheting and knitting since I was a child. I was always inventing clothes and accessories on my own. But when I came to designing 3 years ago I felt crochet speaks better to me. Though I am very happy to knit when I have time. I have created two free knitting patterns: Blue Feather Sweater and Forest Spirit baby blanket. They are available on my blog (www.lillabjorncrochet.com) And I hope to design more home decoration in the future.!

 Which of your patterns do you think make the best gifts?
I mainly design interior accessories and work in overlay crochet technique. My passion is mandala! I find it very relaxing to crochet mandala’s and to “colour” them with different yarns. I think my patterns can be great gifts for those who love to mix colours and textures… Basically I think any of my patterns can become a nice gift as they help to create home decorations (pillows, rugs, potholders and other) in your own custom colour palette which matches your interior in the best way. I also have several toy patterns which can be a perfect gift for kids.

Your crochet designs are amazing! Thank you so much Tatsiana!

Photos © Tatsiana Kupryianchyk

Don’t forget to check out the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry to join in the fun!

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