Interview: Mitsuko Tonouchi


Name: Mitsuko Tonouchi

Known for:
Knitting, crocheting, freeform crocheting and occasionally doing macramé.

Currently working with:
I’ve been crocheting every day!

When did you realize that you were going to work with this:
A few years ago I held a show and then started selling my work.

How would you describe your design:
Fantastic, mysterious and complex….I hope.

How and when did you start to work with this in a serious manner?
I did my first work exhibition in 1992.

What do you do at the moment?
I’m going to participate my work in a INTFFF competition this year and then a lot of other things too…

A recommendation for those who think about starting and running a creative business?
Challenge, patience and continuation….

Tell us how it all started.
It all started from each good reason that there is.

What is the most important thing in a workplace/studio for you?
The time I can concentrate.

What is your favorite film?
 “Stand by me”

How do you like to spoil yourself?
I enjoy looking at art and especially Installation art, and just wandering about in a town.

What is luxury for you?
Traveling abroad alone…

What do you fear most?
Things that block our freedom…

What is a happy life to you?
It is a good and a calm weather.

Tell us about your dream project.
A Fiber-art exhibition with creative people from all over the world in Japan….

Which is the one thing you can’t live without?
Eyeglasses…. I have myopia.

What inspires you?
The different perspectives through which I see new angles of an idea – the moment I just found something new.

A book that has changed/made the most impression in your life?
“Crocheting Adventures” by Daina Taimina.

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