MERAKI- a Greek word used to describe doing something with soul, creativity or love; to put 'something of yourself' into whatever you are doing....
Being of Greek descent, whilst visiting my family on the island of Cyprus, I have fond memories of watching my grandmother crochet beautiful traditional bedspreads and tablecloths, sitting outside on her verandah in the cooler evening air. Having grown up with a love of crafts and crocheting, my shop reflects my true passion for creating beautiful products. I have been crocheting since I was a child, taught by my mother, and now I make a range of items, using whenever possible, locally sourced materials - even from my own back garden. All my designs are original and each item is carefully made by hand, not massed produced in a factory thousands of miles away. All items are offered with a branded gift tag, free 1st Class Royal Mail delivery and in recyclable packaging. Gift wrapping and gift messages are also available.
My product range is ever evolving and currently includes cosy winter hats, bags, decorative storage pots, earrings and a new range of seasonal scented lavender pouches made from this year's crop of lavender taken from my own garden - hand picked and air dried late this summer.
Crocheted Winter Bucket and Boho style Hats - for women and girls; these are made using two strands of double knit acrylic/wool blend yarns crocheted together for extra warmth, in a range of contemporary colours and designs and finished with my wooden Meraki bar tag.
Crocheted and Macrame 100% Jute Twine Handbags, Shoulder and Cross Body bags; these come in a variety of designs, including some with macrame loop fasteners and handle straps, all with our wooden Meraki bar tag.
Storage Pots - these vary in size and shape, from the classic 'trinket' pot, a 'mushroom' style with a domed lid and a larger 'Moroccan' urn design. The pots all come with lids and are hand crocheted with jute twine strands - the lids are finished with a macrame loop handle. All come with my wooden Meraki bar tag as a finishing touch.
I have recently added a range of hand stained Wooden Dangle Drop Earrings, made with silver drop loop fastenings, and 2/3 millimetre thick FSC plywood, laser cut into a range of designs, which include a variety of leaf shapes, 3cm diameter discs and dragonfly wings. All are carefully hand stained in various shades to build up the colour and then buff polished to accentuate the woodgrain.
Currently, all bags and hats come with a complimentary gift-wrapped pair of golden-oak stained wooden disc dangle drop earrings with gift tag.
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