The incident -- from my past...
That incident turned (utterly unexpectedly) me into a knitwear designer...
I began designing
clothing entirely by accident.
my wife was preparing to knit herself a new dress. She got a German knitting
magazine called "Verena", and tried to choose something attractive.
When I started to look at the illustrations, suddenly discovered that
all the images I pored over
were strangely familiar to me. And I was reminded that a few days before,
I had been turning over the pages of a huge book dedicated to the history
of photography all over the world. One picture among others was one of
the first color photos, showing an Alps resort around 1912. There were
so many happy, rosy-faced skiers, of both sexes, standing under snowy
dressed in sweaters much like those I found in Verena. Men were decorated
with manly crosses, rhomboid shapes, snow-flakes, with reindeers galloping
from right shoulder to left. Women shamelessly tried to tempt men with
flowers (of species unknown even to inveterate botanists), satin-stitched
on their shoulders and breasts. I was literally amazed! As time has passed
ages, everything in our everyday world has evolved -- from town hall to
iron, from blast furnace to button. Only the design of knitwear has resisted
change! For me it turned out to be a real disclosure -- that nowhere was
there such a conservative sphere of creative activity as the sphere of
knitting design... And I could not help fighting against such a standstill,
and keep devoutly fighting up to the current moment...
sales, commissions and to send comments to the artist.