Fall 2011 Collection
Crochet quiets me and helps me untangle my thoughts. Every single stitch records my ideas. But I cant help thinking that every stitch also carries with it my history and the history of my muses.
In Dominican Republic, my grandmother taught my sister Nelly how to crochet. When I was five years old, Nelly taught me how to crochet. But I did not crochet again until last year when Steven and I were caught in the January 25th Revolution in Egypt.
During the revolution and conflicts that followed I lost myself in crochet. I created "Stitches," a collection of crocheted earrings inspired by Egyptian history, art, and architecture, a testament to Egyptian strength and beauty. The earrings are made with lace weight thread. The thread is 100% Egyptian Cotton. I personally hand picked and purchased the thread from cotton vendors at Khan el-Khalili, an open air market in Cairo, Egypt.
This collection is currently on sale at Del Estutio