This master from Mariupol, Donetsk region, first started embroidering at the age of 42, so she hasn’t let the threaded needle out of her hands for 9 years by now. Olena embroiders everyday: wedding rushnyks, shirts, chemises, tea-cloths and pictures. Also, she is running a studio for traditional embroidery amateurs in her native city.
This embroideress makes wedding rushnyks, tea-cloths, shirts, chemises and pictures. She reproduces ornaments from old rushnyks, modern catalogues as well as creates original patterns. Olena embroiders mainly in the cross-stitch and nyzynka (also a special kind of satin stitch) technique.