Olga Tarasova's Profile
Cherdak is a Russian word for attic, where old but interesting things are kept. Every time you go to the attic you are up for a surprise. It was my favorite place to sneak in and find something old, but cool when I visited my grandparents. So here, in my CHERDAK, I'm combining some of the oldest techniques of feltmaking with a modern twist. For my shop's name I wanted to choose a very cool word from my native language which can be easily pronounced no matter what language you speak.
I'm a self taught feltmaker from Daugavpils, Latvia currently living in Houston,TX,USA. I've been felting since 2006 and it's my main interest at the moment. One thing lead to another and I started to make hand-spun yarn and to dye fiber, so now I incorporate all the above in my work. I participate in exhibitions and fashion shows…
- Born on December 7
- Joined April 14, 2008