"My products might take longer to finish because of the hand-sewn beaded details, but I am always satisfied with the end result."
In 2000, after graduating from high school, I worked at a hotel in Singaraja for a couple of years. Still trying to look for a better life, I moved to Denpasar where I met Ms. Yumiko, a featured artisan, and I began to work at her batik workshop.
I wasn't only working, I was also learning how to make top quality batik, as well as how to contact suppliers and how to sell. One of my greatest learning experiences was when Ms. Yumiko received a large order through you. We had to apply ourselves, be smart, calculate pricing and time. We got to know what we were capable of achieving considering the time we had to complete the order!
I was so happy when we received this order though, because it meant a good financial bonus to take home for my family.
Now I have my own small batik workshop, where I specialize in handbags, cushion covers and table runners. I detail them with beads, like Ms. Yumiko taught me.
My inspiration comes from many sources, including shopper's comments, magazines, fabrics, and websites. However I don't copy what I see – it inspires me to create something new and original while keeping it trendy. My designs might take longer to finish because of the hand-sewn beaded details, but I am always satisfied with the end result.
I hope that by working with you, I can improve our family's quality life and provide my daughter with a better education.
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