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


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.


Inside Crochet Top 10

Happy to see Torquay Jumper as #4 in Inside Crochet editors' favorite designs list!

Photo by Britt Spring

Here's what Claire Montgomerie says about it: 

"A hit with her first pattern for the magazine, Linda also has a lovely top for summer in issue 44. This sweater is in the list because it is so versatile - make it in cotton for summer and wool for winter. The dropped stitch technique is really original and fun to work. This was the first sun we ever had on a shoot, believe it or not! The sweater was perfect wear for a balmy summers day."

See the full list HERE

Get the pattern in US and UK terms HERE (Ravelry), HERE-US / HERE-UK (Craftsy) and HERE (Etsy).