1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I was born in Skopje, the capital of Republic of Macedonia and I have lived here all my life.
2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
The first thing I made was a goblin showing a bunny which I still have today. I started sewing quite naturally. I was raised in a family where traditional crafts were and still are, appreciated, practiced and thus preserved. Both my grandmothers were very talented. One was a professional seamstress and the other a magnificent knitter and crocheter. I inherited their love for the work of the hands and (I hope) their talent. The first thing I sewed was a skirt.
3. What role does sewing play in your life?
It has a very significant and important role. It is a stress reliever and peace inducer. My work can be pretty exhausting and stressful so sewing (knitting, crocheting, embroidering) is a good vent for releasing the pressure of everyday life. I just couldn’t leave out the other crafts I indulge in on daily basis.