When luxurious villas designer Perla Lichi isn’t working, you are likely to find her spending time with her family and friends or sitting quietly knitting. “Yes, it’s true,” she says. “I actually do make the colorful throws that can be seen in many of my interiors.”
She’s not the only one with a passion for the craft. Media outlets ranging from the Huffington Post to The Guardian and Daily Mail in the U.K. have reported on the resurgence of knitting. Even Tom Ashcroft of public radio’s On Point has gotten in on the discussion.
Proclaiming that “Knitting Is Cool,” the Huffington Post in a story by Chinta Puxley said, “Yarn harlots, knit chicks and knit-nerds are taking over and they’re not knitting baby booties or crocheting doilies. More young people are taking up the “stitch and bitch” craft, making everything from conventional scarves and mittens to purses and wraps.”
The online publication reported that growth seems to be highest among “twenty-somethings looking to express their creativity, reject cheap mass consumerism, and decompress in a way that doesn’t depend on the technology they are immersed in all day.”
Perla, a luxurious property designer and model home decorator, was mastering the unique flair of Florida décor and the exacting demands of high end home designs, before many of today’s young knitters picked up their first skein of yarn.
Her luxury house interiors have been featured in magazines, newspapers, television and radio; while high end interior designer herself has made personal appearances around the world. Today she continues to expand the Perla Lichi brand through her home interior company and the development of proprietary lines including fabrics, custom throws, furniture, and more.
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