Kelly Lim, is a unique, inspiring Crochet Artist from Singapore. She is one of the amazing individuals who turn their passions into something amazing and unusual, yet mesmerising for the viewers / onlookers, both art enthusiasts and non altogether. She has proven that with passion, one can break through obstacles and through perseverance, one can achieve his / her dream.
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Crochet is a traditional kind of craft that has been practiced for many years.
A crochet needle is something like a hook and we usually work with yarn.
The ball of yarn doesn’t look like anything but when you use a crochet needle, you can create something out of nothing.
Before I was a crochet artist, I was in fashion.
I study apparel design.
After that, I actually went into advertising, which is something totally different.
But the moment I went into advertising, I realised that I really want to do crochet.
It is like a language to me.
So I think in that language, I can create from very abstract ideas.
And my work has no life until I finish it.
I think that unexpected factor of my work has become like a center point.
And that’s what makes my work different because the soul of my work is like my soul.
When I was pursuing this passion of mine
My parents still didn’t see design and art as a suitable career path.
So even though there were many other obstacles, the biggest one of them all was definitely getting my family to understand that I want to take a route that is not normal.
And it took really, really long before my parents decided to accept it.
People remember me for my looks, like for my hair and that I am a crochet artist.
But I want to be remembered as somebody who fought for what she wanted because she believes so much in her dream.
Video & Story Credit: Visit Singapore
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