ELISKA VONDRACKOVA

ELISKA VONDRACKOVA

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A Czech girl living in Canada
I have been making warm and colorful crochet headbands as gifts for my family and friends for 5 years. I learned the craft from my grandmother who was a master artist.

Last year I fell in love with crocheting baskets as a home decor and dinning table mats. I learned by following fellow crocheting artisans from all over the world.
Like every woman I know I have always wanted to design my own handbag. Since sewing was never my thing I discovered that I can crochet one too. Hope you are going to love it like I do.
I named my brand of crochet product using my nickname Elys. My name is Eliska Vondrackova and I come from Czechia - a beautiful country which you can find in "The heart of Europe".
I am a trained sport therapist specializing in coaching disabled athletes. I live in lovely Whistler, British Columbia, Canada - the best place for outdoor activities you can imagine. I love crosscountry skiinng and backcountry ski touring and while doing these sports a headbands is always handy. I had looked for stylish and warm ones but could not find any, so I started making them myself. First only as fashion statements for myself, but then my friends wanted some. And the friends of friends wanted some as gifts and that's how ByElys was born.

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