I promised you three interviews from talented ladies who won a contest in the deviantART group National Yarnographics and alas, here's interview number three.
Meet Kayla who had entered this short tailed weasel for the contest!
Tell us a little about who you are and where you are coming from.
My name is Michaella, but everyone calls me Kayla. I'm from the Boston area and I work at a dog kennel, I foster dogs and crochet stuff.
What's your craft/art and how did you get to do it in the first place?
I crochet, I'm learning to drop spin and I'm getting a spinning wheel soon. I started crocheting because the muscles in my hand didn't develop right when I was a child. My Nana and Auntie showed me how to crochet to help them develop.
I think this is one of the most asked questions - where does your inspiration come from?
I get it from the world around me. I love and want to make things like the animals around me.
Tell us a fun thing about yourself.
I do Civil War reenacting, it is so much fun!
Do you do other crafts, if yes, what?
I like to draw and paint.
Which one of your pieces is your absolute favorite? Which one was the hardest to make and why?
I made a crocheted dog. He looks like my boss's dog who lived with me. We lost Buck on Christmas Eve.
One of the hardest things I have made was a Batman blanket for my sister.
Is there someone whom you admire and who inspires you?
The people I admire are my mother and Nana and my aunties. They all shaped who I am today and I know I can do whatever I put my mind to.
If you had free choice of just one supply you can use for your craft, what would you be dreaming of, no matter how expensive?
Alpaca fiber. My Auntie had some, I took care of them, they are such great animals who have such great fiber.
Do you sell online, if yes, where can we find you?
I do not really sell online, but I have a blog people can reach me at, Sylvangeist.
Thank you, Kayla, and keep up the good work, both with yarn and with the dogs. I enjoyed the animal pictures on your dA account immensely!