Ukrainian artisan Kate Akatombo creates magic with needle and thread. Though her education is in languages and she worked as a translator, making things was something she had always done since childhood. Her Grandma taught her to crochet, embroider and stitch, and she taught herself to knit in homage to her Mom who did amazing things with yarn and knitting needles. She has worked with all these techniques and mediums but what has captured her totally is making embroidered dolls. Each stitched creation is made with love and she hopes this can be felt every time one appears in your hands. The idea that something she made by hand can make a child smile thousands of miles away is an awesome reward!