Q: How does a custom order work?
A: Leave a message on my Contact Form. I deal with custom orders personally because I need to firstly, understand the customer on a personal level to make something suitable, and also, for the customer to understand that my work is abstract (and thus unpredictable).
Q: How much does a custom order cost and what am I paying for?
A: As a rough gauge, the prices start from SGD400.
Creating a piece of work entails the entire process of
- Selecting suitable colour, texture and material of the yarn
- Creating the unique design based on the customer
Some parts of the process might require more work than the request of another customer and cost more (e.g. sourcing for a particular type of yarn). All of my work is created by myself only, and its distinct character is only made possible by my years of experience. Also, I am very particular about quality and will do my best to uphold that in my creations.
Q: What are the 'Atelier' pieces?
A: My Atelier works are commissioned soft sculptures that are made mostly by crochet. The brand commissions are listed under the 'COLLAB' tab.
Q: Can I have a piece that is already sold?
A: Each of these pieces are unique and I do not do recreations. As such, you will not be able to get the same piece of work if it has been sold.
Q: Aside from the sculptural art pieces, do you take in other custom orders?
A: I do not take custom orders for garments, as well as any designs that are not my own (e.g. Disney characters, crochet work of another artist).
Q: What happens if my product gets dirty or spoils?
A: While I have taken care to choose higher quality yarn, I cannot prevent changes which happen to all textile products in time- but if something breaks or falls out, I can definitely repair it for you (since 2017, I have included a lifetime warranty card for my Atelier line, which covers spoilage due to the unlikely negligence on my part).
If your product gets dirty, simply handwash it in a warm water bath and mild soap- do not soak it for more than 10 minutes. Dry flat. It should regain most of its original colour vibrancy.
Q: Do you sell your dreads?
A: As of March 2019, I have decided to stop selling dreadfalls, as I had been since 2015. This came after long contemplation and was certainly not an easy one. I am currently considering alternative ways I can present my dreads for sale as I do love making them and see each order as a chance to do something new and creative. The ‘DREADS’ page will remain to show my previous work, and I hope to come back with something exciting soon!
Q: Are you open to collaborative photoshoots?
A: As an artist rather than a model, I refrain from participating in photoshoots unless there is a concept that excites me and involves my work in some way.
Q: Are you open to interviews?
A: As my work production involves a lot of hours, I cannot accede to every interview request as much as I would like to. Most questions are already answered on my previous interviews (list on About page), or here. As such, I would only reply to those which are covering a topic previously untouched. My sincere apologies!