Jola Hesselberth is an artist who happens to embroider and sew the sweetest, quirky plush characters.
I discovered them in her etsy shop of course and wrote her right away to invite her for a q&a. You always hope someone whose work you admire is awesome and sure enough Jola is a kind spirit brimming with imagination.
Where do you live/work?
I live in the Netherlands in a small village: Kaatsheuvel.
When did you get into embroidery/sewing and why?
I love to – it makes my mind empty and it always makes me so happy when a puppet comes alive!
How would you describe the style of your work?
I don’t know……..I love to make new dreams come true!
Name three things that inspire you…
1. flowers /nature 2. poetry 3. light
Where do you do your work (in a sewing room, on your patio, in front of the TV, etc.)?
in the living room looking at the garden
Ok, you’re stranded on a desert island. Which five items do you hope to have with you?
1. paper 2. drawing pencils 3. thread and needle 4. fabrics 5. camera
How do you come up with the designs for your pieces?
From living life…