The basis of my creativity is in observing and challenging the world around me. Different phenomena, both nature and society, as well as the diversity of enviroment transform in my mind into products and can be shaped from paper, mass or for pine cones. My enthusiasm and curiosity drive me to explore even the more unusual subjects.
The clothes I design and produce are based on traditional crafting techniques. In my work I use knitting, crocheting and embroidery. The materials take on a new shape when they are worked on with an open mind. The clothes are sculptured, installation like pieces of art rich with different textures. My aim is to develop traditional crafting techniques in a modern way and advance creative thinking trough clothe art.
-Riikka Peltola, Designer