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This shop features two knitters, Martha and Eve, thus the name TwoKnit. The shop is run and operated by Martha who also contributes most of the work. Occasionally Eve will knit hats, scarves, headbands or gloves. Eve's primary task is to model and provide her input on fashion trends and items for the shop.

Grandma Martha is from Argentina, where knitting and crochet were very much part of her upbringing and culture. In the early sixties she had a fashion show with her very own knitted designs. Later when she moved to the states she worked at a boutique in Beverly Hills where she created items for Ali MacGraw and Natalie Wood. She was also commissioned by many stars to create one of a kind items such as sweaters, interior decor and dresses. In fact, she created many of the dresses Charo wore on her appearances in Vegas and the Merv Griffin Show…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 18
  • Joined May 29, 2008

Favorite materials

cotton wool alpaca merino cashmere silk

About

This shop features two knitters, Martha and Eve, thus the name TwoKnit. The shop is run and operated by Martha who also contributes most of the work. Occasionally Eve will knit hats, scarves, headbands or gloves. Eve's primary task is to model and provide her input on fashion trends and items for the shop.

Grandma Martha is from Argentina, where knitting and crochet were very much part of her upbringing and culture. In the early sixties she had a fashion show with her very own knitted designs. Later when she moved to the states she worked at a boutique in Beverly Hills where she created items for Ali MacGraw and Natalie Wood. She was also commissioned by many stars to create one of a kind items such as sweaters, interior decor and dresses. In fact, she created many of the dresses Charo wore on her appearances in Vegas and the Merv Griffin Show.

Eve is a high school student who learned to knit at a Waldorf School when she was three years old. Profits from this shop go toward Eve's college tuition. She would like to study theater.

I am Roxana, daughter of Martha and mother of Eve. I take the photos, upload them and write most of the content here.

The TwoKnit blog: http://twoknitblog.blogspot.com/
TwoKnit on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/TwoKnit

Please check the TwoKnit feature at the Etsy blog: http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/mother-daughter-grandmother-shops-crocheting-the-generation--3750/

Martha creates the hand crochet pouches for my botanical perfumes over at Illuminated Perfume http://www.illuminatedperfume.etsy.com


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