Daniela Wasiljeff, a young textile and leather artist from Finland.
She creates beautiful leather accessories and clothes inspired in medieval and viking times, nature and music.
Her designs are unique and you can recognize her passion and creativity in the details of every garment Daniela makes, such as this Vegvisir bag, one of the best Daniela’s works. This bag is made with faux leather and the Vegvisir symbol painted by hand.
Did you know about “The Vegvisir: The Symbol of Guidance and Protection”?
According to the book The Galdrabók: An Icelandic Grimoire, the meaning of this symbol is “The one who carry this sign will never lose its way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not know”.
Learn more about this talented young artist below.
a little about yourself
Where are you from, where did you grow up, where do you live?
I’m a 23 year old artisan born and raised in Finland but currently living in Sweden since 4 years back. Summer 2018 I started my own business in sewing and leather crafts where I create everything by myself from start to finish.
What are you known for?
Handmade clothing & leather crafts.
What is your most important artist tool?
My sewing machines and leather tools.
Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?
Sewing machines and scissors.
Is there an artwork you are most proud of and why?
I don’t have anything specific that I’m proud of but one of the things I really enjoy making is viking tunics and serks.
Where do you find inspiration? What inspires you?
Most of my inspiration comes from the viking age, medieval times, nature and the music I enjoy listening to. I also get a lot of inspiration from movies and fantasy games.
What color would you be and why?
Moss green or black since they are my favorite ones.