In the March issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine we were delighted to feature an interview with Mariah from Afternoon Faun. Based in Seattle, Mariah runs her business from the apartment she shares with her musician partner. She makes the most gorgeous crochet animals and plants and believes in simple, handcrafted designs that inspire the imagination. Mariah has always been creative and opened her first Etsy shop while she was still in high school!
We asked Mariah where she gets the ideas for her creations, she told us;
“Honestly, the animals I have made are mostly from customer requests and what I think would be popular. I am very open to suggestions because I want to make sure there’s an animal for everyone!”
We also wanted to find out more about Mariah’s creative process;
“When I create a new animal I always have a very strong vision in my mind of how I want it to look. And then, as cheesy as this sounds, I build the animal as if I’m working with clay. I follow each curve carefully to make sure it’s moving exactly how I want it to. There’s a lot of trial and error, but sometimes the animals come together almost perfectly in the first couple tries.
There’s actually a lot more math involved in my creative process than one might think. I’m constantly counting. I think I’ve become a better multi-tasker because of this!”
Read the full interview in the March issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine.