For my first guest on Any Stitch Will Get You There, I am so pleased to have Alexandra Tavel from Two of Wands.
If you haven’t heard of Alexandra or her shop, Two of Wands, you’re in for a treat. Her designs are very romantic and a bit bohemian. I’m also madly in love with her animal hoods that I’m pretty sure can also be worn by adults…
We met in Central Park one sunny afternoon to chat knitting, and Alexandra shared what inspires her, how she started knitting, and even a bit of her design process.
You can find Alexandra around the internet at the links below – go say hi!
Alexandra Tavel is a knitwear designer located in New York City. With a degree in Fashion Design and Costume Construction Technology from Indiana University, she has been designing under the label Two of Wands since 2014.
She grew up in Loveland, Ohio with her artist mother who was constantly teaching her all forms of art – whether it was painting, sculpting, sewing, knitting, jewelry making, or even making dollhouses out of flowers and materials found in the woods in the backyard.
As long as she can remember, Alexandra has always had at least 10 projects going at the same time, and she really can’t get enough of anything relating to art and creativity. She is influenced by her mom and her free-spirited, bohemian style and she has done quite a bit of traveling around the world, where she is always inspired by the different cultures and handcrafted goods that she finds in every country.
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