Behind The Stitches: Safaa Amin
“When you feel that you are the reason someone else succeeded in learning something that could take him/her to another place it’s a huge reward\”
Sam: Where are you from and where are you currently based?
Safaa: My first real WIP was a blanket made from simple granny squares. I made it to give it to my husband as a gift before we got married. And I absolutely still have it! It will always remain one of my favorite WIPS.
Safaa: I always loved anything made by hand. When I was a kid I used to learn knitting from my grandmother, who I believe I got these genes from. She was an expert in both knitting and crochet. Gradually I worked on cross-stitch and other related crafts. But starting four years ago the love of the crochet came from an inspirational post that I saw on Facebook. It had a background photo full of crochet flowers. I wondered \”what was that technique?\” until I found out that it was crochet. I searched on Google and YouTube for any tutorial that could teach me how to make these flowers and found an endless list of tutorials. I bought my first hook and yarn and I never stopped.
Safaa: Yes, I am an Architect, I work daily from 8 am to 5 pm for my full-time job, and get back home to work on my passion for 3-4 hours daily.
Safaa: Firstly, I was selling it as a finished item since it doesn’t take much time to finish. But now I am seriously thinking of collaborating with a very famous local online store to start to distribute this Kit all over the UAE and the whole world.
Safaa: Yes, I was very confused before in understanding the difference in yarn weight, gauge and swatches. I think many other people are too. It’s very important to know about all of the previous before you start a crochet business. Especially if your business is depending on selling patterns. Pricing the products and the patterns is also a thing that I wish I had learned before I started my business.
إنه لمن دواعي سروري أن أشارك بعرض تجربتي وحبي الذي ال نهاية له لهذه الحرفة ، حيث استطيع نشر معرفتي وتعليم و
اعتدت أن يكون في منزلي مخزن للخيوط قبل أن أنتقل إلى منزل جديد حيث ال يتوفر لدي مكان مناسب لتخزين كل خيوطي.
بد ًء األلوان, الملمس و األنماط المختلفة . تبدأ عملية تصميمي عادة من أستطيع أن أقول إن كل ما يحيط بي يلهمني, ا من
كما أخبرتك ، جاء إلهامي من األشياء المحيطة بها ، وفي الوقت الحاضر انتشرت فكرة حقائب السلة في جميع مراكز التسوق