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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Interview with a Star - Katrin at Katrinshine

During my time on Etsy I met so many talented people that it is natural for me to want to know more about them and their creations. I also thought that my readers might be interested in this subject, too, that’s why I have decided to do a series of interviews with wonderful Etsy sellers under the tag Interview with a Star!

So today is my first one!

I am very pleased to introduce you Katrin from Katrinshine, an amazing person who is creating wonderful quilted bags and pillows, gorgeous corsets and wedding gowns, and also lovely silk jewelry.

I asked her a few questions:

Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself

A: Well, my full name is Ekaterina Fedotova and I am 30 years old. I am happily married to my husband of 2 years and currently living in a small quant town named Brindisi. It is located in the south of Italy, a historical region of olives and wine Puglia with many traditions. I am originally from Russia and I have been creative as long as I can remember. My grandmother taught me all kinds of needlework and crafts, so I started with sewing dresses for my dolls and then for myself and the whole family! Later on I graduated from an Art School in Russia and worked for many years as an advertising designer at the publishing house. This improved my skills and allowed me to do what I love on a professional level.

Q. What items do you carry in your shop?
A: I create textile jewelry, bags and pillow covers in Patchwork spiral style. I also make boned corsets and bustier and medieval and historical dresses.

Q. What items in your shop do you most enjoy making and why?
A: Patchwork bags because each of them is one of a kind. It is almost impossible to repeat any of them! I like to sew historical dresses because I love to participate in historical festivals. I like to make corsets because they makes us look so feminine!

Q. Do you take custom orders?
A: I love to work on custom orders! If you see something in my store you like but would like to see it in a different color or size please let me know, I will be glad to make it for you!

Q. What is currently inspiring you?
A: I am getting my inspiration from color and texture. When I see an amazing fabric I am instantly getting lots of ideas what I can do with it.

Q. Where would you like to go with your business?

A: I would love to open a store front and trade mark – not just working at home. I would also like to be very successful.

Thank you so much Katrin for sharing some of your thoughts with us today!

You can see Katrin beautiful creations at her Etsy shop and blog, please visit today!


Vikulya said...

Katrin,all of your work is great!!!!!!!!

Dyche Designs said...

Great interview. I love Katrin's items especially her corsets.

Fine said...

Beautiful story!
Katrin such a talented artist!
Love it!

Katrinshine said...

Thank you for this interview, Tanya!!

lightkeeping said...

Such a great interview! Truly an interview with a star:) Love Katrin's work and her pics are stunning, such a beauty:)

IrinaN said...

Great interview! Lovely photographs. :)

Melody said...

Wow, she does fabulous work and she photographs it so well too!

blueberrycream said...

Beautiful work, Katya!