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Hi!

My first name is Stavroula, a name that in the Greek language is the feminine of the word “cross” and my last name is Zoe which means “life”. Sometimes my name reminds me of the crossroads of life…

“AnKa”, the name of my shop, comes from the first letters of the names of my daughters, Anna and Katerina...

Me and my family lived in Athens (the capital of Greece), but we've recently moved to the beautiful town of Ioannina (Northwest Greece).
Now we live in a lovely, very old, rare, stone house, in the middle of a castle, located next to a lake!!
The most important thing in this house is that I finally have my own place, a whole room, for crafting!! Now I can create without…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 9
  • Joined December 7, 2010

Favorite materials

wood, metal, colour, stone, fabric, thread, yarn, reel, rag, bead, felt, cold glass, leather

Shop

AnKaArts
Handmade, painted, hammered, knitted,...

About

Hi!

My first name is Stavroula, a name that in the Greek language is the feminine of the word “cross” and my last name is Zoe which means “life”. Sometimes my name reminds me of the crossroads of life…

“AnKa”, the name of my shop, comes from the first letters of the names of my daughters, Anna and Katerina...

Me and my family lived in Athens (the capital of Greece), but we've recently moved to the beautiful town of Ioannina (Northwest Greece).
Now we live in a lovely, very old, rare, stone house, in the middle of a castle, located next to a lake!!
The most important thing in this house is that I finally have my own place, a whole room, for crafting!! Now I can create without distractions!

This gives me a lot of energy and inspiration, so my creativity has taken off, plus, now that I'm surrounded by nature and all this beauty of the old town, my creative side is finally free to express. Finding myself with lots of time on my hands, I've decided to pursue my lifelong dream of making useful objects out of simple natural materials.
By all means this didn’t start now, it didn’t come out of the blue… Since I was a little girl, I enjoyed crafting several things, starting from traditional knitting, a love that lasts until today!
Occasionally, I have loved clay, wax, soaps, woods, metals, colours, stones, fabrics, threads and yarns, wings and reels, rags and beads, easels and brushes. Felt and cold glass have been added to the endless list of the materials I use...

I started my shop on Etsy a few years ago, but various obligations didn’t let me to evolve it... However, things are better now, I have plenty of time and I will try to make it a place where visitors will take pleasure in looking at my creations!

Every art piece I make is 100% handmade, and they have been created with primary materials... Sometimes I think (and laugh) that if I could shear sheep and make wool myself, I would do it... Lately I have made some buttons from cherry branches, but my husband helped me (it means that he did the hard work)... ;)

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions.

You can also visit my:
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Arts.of.AnKa/
• Blog: ankaarts.blogspot.gr/
• Pinterest: https://gr.pinterest.com/AnKaArts/
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankaarts/

Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy browsing through my little shop!!

Stavroula Zoe

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