I chose the name for my blog with help from my daughter, Carrie. Years ago a family friend nicknamed one of my aunts "Zingala", meaning gypsy, in Italian. My aunt and I had similar taste and occasionally I would share the nickname. A few years ago my husband bought me a doll ornament for Christmas because she was clothed in chiffon and beads and crocheted flowers in all the bright colors I love. I immediately claimed her as my muse and named her Zingala! She hangs near my knitting chair and I love looking at her and having her inspire me. Since my daughter is helping me set up this blog, I asked her for input on a name. She thought of "Zingala's Workshop". I love it and thought it appropriate given that it's a name that's been with me since childhood. So that's the story of the blog's name. I thought it needed some explanation.
The big news from my studio is that the Stampington publication, Belle Armoire, is going to feature one of my jackets in an upcoming issue. I'm in the process of writing the article now. It's very exciting! I'll keep you posted as to which issue the article will be in.
I've been in the Salon section of the magazine before and I've had a piece of knitted jewelry featured in an article in Belle Armoire Jewelry. It's called "Fantasy Floral Collar" and it's available as a written pattern from
Earthfaire or from me if you email me.
Fantasy Floral Collar
Well, I think I've come to the end of my first post. I hope to keep in touch often. I love to talk about my ideas and projects that I have going on in my studio.
Thanks for visiting.