My name is Tatiana. I’m a Ukrainian artist and craftmaker. I have been making things for as long as I can remember - when I was a child I loved to sew clothes for my dolls. As a teenager, I was fond of macrame, carpet knocking, needlework, sewing clothes for myself and making soft toys. As a young adult, I was fascinated by needlework and I studied at various master classes with craftsmen. Today I share my experience and knowledge with my students at my studio in Kiev.
I still remember when my Mum showed me how to cross stitch flowers on a lace napkin for the first time. From this moment, I’ve fallen in love with needlework in all its manifestations. As a painter, I know that it all begins with a white canvas. When I start to create, time seems to stop. I play with paints, touching the canvas, and I involuntarily plunge directly into an absolutely new world. The painting begins to live its own life, it sets the color of the palette and dictates the rhythm of the subject. I feel the same thing when I create a workshop for kids or adults. It’s magic!
I am excited to share Ukrainian culture and tradition with other people in the world. I love my country, the welcoming nature of Ukrainians, our history and heritage.
I love Ukrainian traditions. Over the centuries, our ancestors have gathered significant assets and customs, enriching their culture and passing it carefully from generation to generation, have learned to understand nature, draw strength, beauty and health from its bosom; and all creativity should be directed towards strengthening the family and raising children.