2014/04/23

Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014

Feels not so bad to be published in Vogue next to Kaffe Fassett.
Not bad at all... ;)

Look for the Ballet-Neck Tee in
Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014 special collector's issue.
 
© VOGUE Knitting Crochet 2014,
photo by Paul Amato for LVARepresents.com

© VOGUE Knitting Crochet 2014,
photo by Paul Amato for LVARepresents.com




On newsstands USA - May 6, 2014
European title - Designer Knitting
 

2014/02/24

In the workshop

Here are the pieces in my workshop at DarbaVieta (Riga, Latvia) before they were sent off to New York. Pardon the blurry pics - most of them are taken during late hours. 
 
It is my obligation to remind you that all pieces are crocheted not knitted :)























All pieces
designed by Leila Shams
made by Linda Skuja

2014/02/21

On the runway of New York Fashion Week again

If you've been wondering what have I been up to all December long... here it is - I made 7 crochet pieces for Leila Shams Fall/Winter 2014 collection that was shown during New York Fashion Week on 12th of February. 
  

Leila's a great designer and I was really happy to work for her again. Her aesthetic is close to my avant-garde side of style - so applause to her for daring to make it real and wearable. 
  

After sending her the first pieces I received a flattering review from her: "Linda from Eleven Handmade is amazing! I sent her this Fall 14 sketch and got this perfect sample unbelievably fast. I work with giant factories in China that can't pull that off in months! We met on Etsy - I hope this is the future of sourcing - designers working with designers".


HERE's a video from her show.


You might remember that I made few pieces also for her Fall 2012 collection. Read more about it HERE




I will tell more about the pieces in the following posts. Very soon.