We sat down with Trelly to get to know her a bit more. She’s been a long-time designer for Knotions, so we knew that you’d love to hear more too!
Tell us a bit more about yourself.
Hi there! My name is Trelly and I am a knitting and quilter designer from Spain. I have a daughter/dog called Penny Lane, a beautiful adopted dog. I published my first book, Galician Knits, in 2016.
What are your favorite things:
- Colors: mustard, aqua and gray
- Yarn weights: all, of course!
- Types of objects (e.g., shawls, hats, etc.): shawls and sweaters!
Why do you like to design?
It is a great way to create ideas, dreams, mixing colors and bases to bring those dreams to life.
Why do you keep coming back to Knotions?
Because I love your magazine and Jody is the kindest person in the world.
Jody: what can I say to that? back atcha Trelly! I’m always thrilled to have you in Knotions!
Where do you get your inspiration from?
From everywhere, films, series, my own dreams and life itself!
Can you tell us about your process when you design? I’m curious about your inspiration and how you bring that to life?
I have to admit that I am the most unorganized person/designer. Sometimes I play with colors and stitches and start the design from that. Sometimes I can see the final product in my head, so it is easy to start from the idea. Both work for me!
Who are your favorite designers?
I am specially in love with Joji Locateli and Andrea Mowry!
You’re a knitter (and a prolific one at that). Have you considered getting into crochet as well?
I have tried, promise, but it is impossible for me LOL.
What is your nemesis? The thing that makes you want to run and hide when you think about it.
The injustices in life with people and animals.
What does a typical Trelly-day entail?
I have a non-designer work in the mornings, from 9:00am to 2:00pm, at a school as an administrative aide. It is very difficult for a Spanish designer to earn enough money to make a living, thus, I need a regular job to make ends meet.
When I get home from work, I go for a walk with my baby Penny and spend the afternoons doing fun things such as knitting or sewing my patchwork projects while watch series on Netflix. I am very boring LOL.
You can follow my adventures on Instagram as @trelly7.
Other than knitting and designing, do you have any other creative endeavors?
I am always doing things: patchwork, sewing clothes, painting boxes, studying languages…
Do you have a stash? Or if you buy it you make it up pretty quickly?
Well, I don’t have much money to have a big stash but I am happy buying a few skeins every month. Sometimes I have to buy enough yarn for a specific design that I have in mind, but it gets expensive and I cannot afford to do that very often.
from the Editor: Thanks again to Trelly for spending some time with us today! It’s always great to hear a bit more about the people in Knotions!