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One grandmother who taught me to knit, a father who learned me the joy of photography and a mother who's obsessed of art. Sometimes you can't help, but being influenced when you grow up.

At the moment I'm studying at university (University of Stavanger) for a BA degree with a major in English Language and Literature.

My creative process; I don’t have one exact. It often starts with inspiration or an impulse of some kind (read further down about my inspiration).

When it comes to photography, I often look over the photos after shooting to check out which one is suited for Etsy. The knitting part often starts with either an idea (i.e. a hat) or a type of yarn and I work from there. The jewelry/accessories process is very similar with…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 24
  • Joined July 3, 2009

Favorite materials

glossy paper, natural fiber yarn, beads, nylon thread, paper, ink

About

Hi there.

One grandmother who taught me to knit, a father who learned me the joy of photography and a mother who's obsessed of art. Sometimes you can't help, but being influenced when you grow up.

At the moment I'm studying at university (University of Stavanger) for a BA degree with a major in English Language and Literature.

My creative process; I don’t have one exact. It often starts with inspiration or an impulse of some kind (read further down about my inspiration).

When it comes to photography, I often look over the photos after shooting to check out which one is suited for Etsy. The knitting part often starts with either an idea (i.e. a hat) or a type of yarn and I work from there. The jewelry/accessories process is very similar with either an idea or material.

Sometimes I need to learn new techniques in the process of making things and I’m really pleased that I have some back up in my grandmother when it comes to knitting. If she can’t help me, I ask for help at the local arts and crafts organization where there are several sweet retired ladies who have knitted almost their entire life. I don’t know how I could live without them.

They also gives me a lot of tips and response on my knitted items before they’re even listed at the shop as I’m often knitting at the meet ups at the organization. So it’s a bit thanks to them that the knitted items look the way they look in my shop.

In an early age I also learned to appreciate nature as I grew up at a farm with nature surroundings. Perhaps that's why I'm into animal welfare, environmentalism and in general the love of animals (when I was little I just didn't understand why the lambs was have to be sent off to the slaughterhouse and I cried every time). The place I grew up was an agricultural area in the south west part of Norway.

My main focus in the shop is photography, zines and knitted accessories. The photography is printed at a local photo lab on glossy paper for the best quality. The zines is printed by my dear Canon MP640R multi-functioning printer. When it comes to jewelry and knitting, I tend to buy supplies online or at local craft/yarn shop.

Now I'm a grown up (or at least 20 something). I knit and make jewelry as often as I can. Some always have with them their lip gloss when they go out. I have the photo camera with me, as I never know when the next great motive appears.

I also always have a note book with me (*cough* I do admit that I’m a Moleskine addict), as I often can come up with ideas when I’m out. The entire world is pretty much an inspiration for me. Everything from TV, movies and literature to nature and people passing by.

The shop name is a plainly a tribute to two novels I love; Dracula by Bram Stoker and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Though, my shop items aren’t nearly as morbid.

Vamperstein’s Shop can be found at Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vampersteins-Shop/106327117163?ref=ts

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