My name is Barbora and I am originally from Prague, Czech Republic. I grew up in Moshi, Tanzania under the snows of Kilimanjaro. After living some years in Prague I moved to Düsseldorf in Germany and later to Ipswich in England. Since 2000 I live south of Alicante in Spain on the wonderful Costa Blanca together with my husband Helmut, a dog and a cat.
When I was a girl my Mother showed me how to sew. But in the years of my full professional life I did not have time for this wonderful hobby. Since a few years I work part-time and I can enjoy my hobbies.
Some years ago I found per accident a small shop in a nearby village that started offering patchwork classes. I decided it was time to unpack out my old sewing machine, get it rocking and learn something new. The first steps in the classes were very chaotic as we have cut our material in inches, but we were not told anything about piecing with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. The blocks came out wonky, we did a lot of stretching and pressing. Thanks to internet I got hold of some essential piecing and quilting techniques and started with my own praxis – designing, calculating fabric requirements, cutting, piecing, pressing, quilting, binding.
My grandfather Vaclav Tikal was a surrealist painter and he loved working with colors. His favorite one was turquoise in any kind of shade, saturation of brightness. I like to sketch and draw, but I do not have the skills like my grandfather did. So for me patchwork and quilting is a symbiosis between art and craft. The possibilities are endless – in designing a patchwork top, piecing and quilting it.
So here I am : learning by doing and I am enjoying it!! It is never too late to start learning something new!!
Each and every piece is handmade and is one of a kind – so originality is guaranteed.
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