Nov 13, 2015
She will be at this Saturday's Nov. 14 Candlelight Craft Market with her grandma, Mrs. Abbas, who will be debuting her new cookbook and selling lemon preserves. I asked Noor to write a little about how she got into making crafts. Here's what she wrote:
"My name is Noor Razvi and I love art and making art. Handwork, painting and building things out of recycled materials is lots of fun for me. A few years ago I learned how to crochet and knit at school. I watch my Nani (grandma) crochet all the time and asked her to teach me how to make the cute little crochet flowers she would make for her finely crocheted fruit baskets.
I wanted to embellish my winter hat with a crochet flower too. I completed my hat with the flower and wore it out every day that fall. Then one day one of my mom’s best friend named Layla asked if I could make a hat the same as mine for her as well. When I completed the hat and gave it to her she asked me if I had the time and desire to make a head band with a flower on it for her co-worker and if she could sell it to her friend. That fall and winter from the encouragement of friends and family I created hats and head bands with the flower embellishment and sold these handmade items from home or at the Village market at my Nani’s table (Claypot Catering).
This year I created a facebook page under the name, Noor Craft Couture to show case my handwork and art. I also have an interest in finding material, yarns and threads that are from a recycled source, so I can create something new from something old, that might have ended up in dump otherwise. One time for a “secret Gnome” gift I built a Marble Run for a classmate out of items I found in nature and our recycle bin at school, my grade 2 Teacher, Mr. Royer really encouraged my engineering spirit. I like to paint and have recently painted a Mandala style painting with a butterfly theme. I get great joy making art and handwork pieces and hope that my art gives you joy too."