Once an artist, always an artist. It started in childhood and continued through motherhood with no evidence of the passion ever diminishing. A self-proclaimed “textile junkie” and avid knitter, Daria has always yearned to combine texture and color; to blend nature with the manmade. The world provided her inspiration and materials. Her role would be to put them together in interesting and beautiful ways.
Back in the 1990’s, Daria’s creative momentum formed as she entered into the exciting time of motherhood. What began as custom knit pins, hats, scarves and sweaters that she showcased in her home to friends and family, quickly expanded into handbags from high-end home decor brocades, silks and velvets. Her community loved them, and her desire to create continued to flourish. Always paying attention to all her surroundings, she’d find new elements to blend into her pieces. And then on one ordinary day, Daria was shopping at a small boutique and came across a fabric pumpkin. The first seed of Hot Skwash by Daria inspiration would take root, and the rest … is our story.