Patiently crocheted by hand, these charming mittens take shape in luxurious alpaca. lvia Melendez selects a yarn in classic black for this design, creating exquisite textures.
18 cm L x 9 cm W
7" L x 3.5" W
THIS PRODUCT IS ARTISAN-MADE
ARTIST: Elvia Melendez
"I was born in Trujillo on September 20, 1971, and lived there as a child. My mother taught me to knit and crochet, and from the time I was a little girl, I'd help her make tablecloths, sweaters and other items for my brothers.
"When I was 15, I went to Lima to seek a better future. When I finished high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do. I worked in a lot of jobs and, several years later, I got married and had three children.
"I started attending courses to learn different knitting and crochet techniques, and I began to create pieces made to order. At the same time, I entered nursing school and recently graduated. But my training in textile arts came from my mother, who learned from my grandmother, as this art has been handed down in my family for generations.
"I began knitting as a hobby when I was at home with time on my hands. I've always liked to keep busy, so I knitted things for my children and crocheted decorative items for the house. Little by little I learned more from the courses.
"Several times I've finished a piece but I don't want to sell it because my oldest daughter liked it so much she wanted it.
"This kind of craft is quite laborious – it requires a lot of time and patience. But I enjoy it and I can see my objectives achieved through each new design. It means so much to me when people like my designs and wear them. Through them, I try to transmit the effort, dedication and tolerance of the Peruvian woman.
"My greatest challenge in life has been finishing my nursing studies with three children at home and still finding time for the knitting that is my passion.
"This art means everything to me. I never mind the time I dedicate to each piece, I only want to see them finished because they all give me such satisfaction. I feel fulfilled as a person. I create each piece with love, and hope you enjoy my designs."
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FINDING YOUR SIZE
Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.
BUST / CHEST
Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.
Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.
Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.
Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.
Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.
Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.
Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.
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