WrapturebyInese

Inese Liepina art to wear knits from Latvia

Riga, Latvia · 1044 Sales

WrapturebyInese

Inese Liepina art to wear knits from Latvia

Riga, Latvia 1044 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   I AM MOVING to https://www.etsy.com/shop/IneseWrapture
EVERYTHING including my color library is at: shop.wrapturebyinese.com

My blog: https://wrapturebyinese.wordpress.com/
How to fix a snag video: http://youtu.be/6RB2uljlVGA

Anyone looking for FINGERLESS MITTENS go here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/dwarfs
Kate and Baiba have their own shop now and would appreciate your continuing support!

Bespoke and ready to wear sweaters for women and men, wraps, shrugs, tunics, all lovingly knit on a hand loom by Inese, blending and creating new colors by using 3 to 20 different yarns together. I hand crochet all the seams and use two tiny chic beads to add my signature Inese label. I LOVE making things and this shop is a home for all my creations. These are my sketches: knit for you to stay warm inside and out. Each wrap, shrug, sweater is as unique as the individual who possesses it. Wrapture is the perfect gift for giving and receiving.
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Thanks Catherine Bayar of bazaarbayar for telling my story
http://www.bazaarbayar.com/2013/10/colorful-sketches-yarn.html
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Everything in my shop is hand loomed, knit on hooks, not needles, by me. I crochet all the seams, sew in all the labels, take all the photos, not to mention that I'm in most of the photos too. This is why each sleeve, front and back are all different. Its more fun for me to let my creativity run loose, and to see what happens.

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100% of my yarns are picked from the "RECYCLE" bins. They are factory cast offs that are anything a bit off standard color, a wee bit thicker, thinner, slubby, nubby. Basically all the yarn that has too much character to be sold to the generic masses and that is why WE LOVE IT!

My blog: https://wrapturebyinese.wordpress.com/
How to fix a snag video: http://youtu.be/6RB2uljlVGA
My TEDxRīga talk where you can see and hear me talk about why I knit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz1nnZukpoE

To see more of my art and design please visit:
http://inesedesign.com/Home.html

Please visit the amazing artists at:
www.tafalist.com
www.tafateam.blogspot.com
http://artizanmade.com/

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 24, 2016

I AM MOVING to https://www.etsy.com/shop/IneseWrapture
EVERYTHING including my color library is at: shop.wrapturebyinese.com

My blog: https://wrapturebyinese.wordpress.com/
How to fix a snag video: http://youtu.be/6RB2uljlVGA

Anyone looking for FINGERLESS MITTENS go here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/dwarfs
Kate and Baiba have their own shop now and would appreciate your continuing support!

Bespoke and ready to wear sweaters for women and men, wraps, shrugs, tunics, all lovingly knit on a hand loom by Inese, blending and creating new colors by using 3 to 20 different yarns together. I hand crochet all the seams and use two tiny chic beads to add my signature Inese label. I LOVE making things and this shop is a home for all my creations. These are my sketches: knit for you to stay warm inside and out. Each wrap, shrug, sweater is as unique as the individual who possesses it. Wrapture is the perfect gift for giving and receiving.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Thanks Catherine Bayar of bazaarbayar for telling my story
http://www.bazaarbayar.com/2013/10/colorful-sketches-yarn.html
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Everything in my shop is hand loomed, knit on hooks, not needles, by me. I crochet all the seams, sew in all the labels, take all the photos, not to mention that I'm in most of the photos too. This is why each sleeve, front and back are all different. Its more fun for me to let my creativity run loose, and to see what happens.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
100% of my yarns are picked from the "RECYCLE" bins. They are factory cast offs that are anything a bit off standard color, a wee bit thicker, thinner, slubby, nubby. Basically all the yarn that has too much character to be sold to the generic masses and that is why WE LOVE IT!

My blog: https://wrapturebyinese.wordpress.com/
How to fix a snag video: http://youtu.be/6RB2uljlVGA
My TEDxRīga talk where you can see and hear me talk about why I knit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz1nnZukpoE

To see more of my art and design please visit:
http://inesedesign.com/Home.html

Please visit the amazing artists at:
www.tafalist.com
www.tafateam.blogspot.com
http://artizanmade.com/

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I added wheels to my yarn shelves for my new studio.
How's this for a new backdrop for my photos? One more trip and everything will be in my new studio. My new shop is IneseWrapture. Go visit. Change is good!
Moving to a new studio. I found the yarn to knit a blue sky Beach Wrap somewhere in these bags. The first orders are shipped from my new home! Yay
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About

Color is my passion, these are my sketches, each knit is as unique as the individual who wears it.

Wow, I just set up another shop. If you want to see new work, embroidered tribal Latvian sweaters go to

shop.wrapturebyinese.com

I also have a real live brick and mortar studio/shop!

I live in an attic loft of a building built in 1910, and the flower shop thats been in a storefront of my building for 100 years moved out. For the past year I have said that either I have to move somewhere else or my knitting does. I live, work, eat and sleep in one room, and I just needed a place where I can shut the door on my mohair dust bunnies!

A lot of Etsy Team Latvia lives in my neighborhood. We are still waiting for gentrification to happen, but the neighborhood has 100+ year old wood buildings that are protected and slowly getting restored. I am overwhelmed by the help I have gotten from other etsy shops.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaijasWeddingBliss helped clean and came back with her man to help put in a new floor, and if that wasn't enough donated an electric teapot
https://www.etsy.com/shop/founditgreat helped clean
https://www.etsy.com/people/WoodenBee?ref=pr_profile tore down the acoustic tile ceiling and helped put in the floor
https://www.etsy.com/shop/akwiinas stopped by to help paint
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MapleApple sewed patchwork seat cushions

We had an Etsy Team Latvia meeting here where 20 shops showed up. Everyone had to bring their own chair and teacup, so the shops pitched in, donated some euros, and I made a quick trip to IKEA in Vilnius to get lots of stools, mugs, glasses, bowls, everything I need to make this a functional space for future Etsy meetings and workshops.

If you are ever in Rīga be sure to stop by for a cup of tea and a chat.

Here's my TEDx talk on creativity: http://youtu.be/Nz1nnZukpoE
Take a look at what my friend/collaborator/color soul sister Catherine Bayar has to say:
http://www.bazaarbayar.com/2013/10/colorful-sketches-yarn.html

My story:

As the economy was crashing around me, and all my freelance work left, I pulled out and dusted off my knitting machine and proceeded to reinvent my knitwear of 20-30 years ago.

I updated a best seller mobius wrap adding width and seeing if the twice around the neck length is the same length you would need to wear it as a stole. It worked amazingly well, the mobius twist giving the perfect fit. I now have all the color mixing skills my textile design years taught me so I stay one step ahead of the competition by coming up with color combinations that even I can't duplicate.

I am tickled that I have friends and customers who give me great ideas for new shrugs, sweaters... and I am adamant about having the absolutely best quality, buying yarn by touch. It costs more, but why would anyone want to buy or wear something that doesn't feel and look exquisite?

I started with wraps only, but I am evolving. I added mens sweaters, being very careful to use "men friendly colors". I then tossed that idea, and knit my mens sweaters in whatever wild colors and stripes I felt like at the time, and guess what, they sold better. So nice to know that someone agrees with me.

...and then a master chef asked me if I could make something for his diners to wear on chilly evenings at his outdoor cafe. I did, and realized that this wrap should live on my couch and keep me warm when I'm reading a book. Its perfect for your deck chair, dock, or even for reading in bed. It also works for movies or chats with old friends.

During our summer photo shoot when the clouds came in I gave all the girls wraps to stay warm. The kids tucked in their feet and looked like turtles on a swing. The moms had both arms free to help where needed. Grandma insisted on wearing a wrap, and I saw that this style will easily work for 4 generations, everyone "gets it". At the restaurant they are worn by both men and women diners, basically a universal throw blanket.

I LOVE knitting these blanket throws. They weigh in at 400-600 grams, thats a lot of yarn, and use anywhere from 6-20 strands at a time. I can really get creative with the colors and knit tapestries.

I tell my customers - I am addicted to playing with colors, thank you for supporting my habit. My greatest accomplishment is to get you to smile when you see and wear the knit that is yours and yours alone. It is all one of a kind and unique. I can't even discipline myself to knit both sleeves or front and back the same, so I don't even try. My work is for the individuals out there who can truly appreciate that!

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  • Inese Liepina

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Where is home? Currently in Riga, Latvia with my start in Chicago and a sojourn in San Francisco. A journey in life with so much knowledge and experience picked up along the way. I wouldn’t give up any of it. shop.wrapturebyinese.com

  • Anna

    Assistant

    Anna managed a friends knitwear company before she had her daughters. Now she slowly wants to get back into knitting while her eldest is at school. Anna has fine bed and ribbing knitting machines, I don't, so we are experimenting in a new direction.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 3, 2016
Welcome to my world of color. I get inspiration in nature and my new home and studio in the countryside of Latvia promises a colorful future.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. If you have questions please let me know and I am sure we can work out a solution.
Shipping
All my knits are folded in simple recyclable plastic bags, with a thank you note written on recycled paper, and sent in padded envelopes. There is no excess packaging, no stickers, boxes, or anything unnecessary or wasteful.

You will get a tracking RS number that you can use to track your shipment.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not 100% happy please let me know immediately. EU customers have the right to cancel an order within 14 days of receiving it. You must pay for return shipping, and I will issue a refund for the sold item within 14 days of receiving the returned, undamaged item.