It’s with great enthusiasm that I from now on will start blogging for The Folklore Company.
My name is Elisa, I’m 33 years old and my greatest passion in life is creativity in every form. Ever since I was a kid I’ve been painting, doing embroidery and other various crafts and no matter what life threw my way, one thing has always been constant and that is the creativity. Because surely there is no more constructive reality than the reality we create with our hands.
Although I have no proper education in sewing or other crafts I’ve never let that stop me, nor should it stop you!
I live by the words “learning by doing”, if I don’t know how to do something I simply improvise. You can embroider with and on leather, plastic, silver threads, yarn, tiny needles, large needles and the list goes on. If there is ever a material you can not embroider on, just embroider on something else and glue it on! Not every way is the correct way but every way leads to some kind of result (and more experience). Because there are no such thing as “failures” when it comes to needlework, everything is allowed and in the process you are your own teacher where the sky is the limit!
But even teachers need some inspiration sometimes and that’s where The Folklore Company and myself hope to earn your trust. Get inspired WITH us, by our patterns, and inspire us with your crafts and ideas.
Initially this blog will be updated at least once a week and I will post my tips and tricks on fridays. Occasionally other members of our lovely TFC crew might share some words of their own as well, so stay tuned!
The blog will, among other things, contain inspiring images and my own more or less successful cross stitch- and embroidery results.
So join us on our journey through the world of embroidery and crafts!
Elisa Marban Flink