Chandra is a new artisan to Loom. She came to Chicago with her husband and daughter after the Nepal earthquake in 2015. Many of their other family members are still in Nepal and are working to slowly rebuild what was ruined. Now Chandra lives in an apartment building in Chicago with many other Nepali families, including some of the other Loom artisans. The women in the building often get together to cook, garden, and teach each other new knitting patterns.
When Chandra comes to Loom workshops, she usually brings her adorable 4-year-old daughter, Evangelina. Chandra also works full time at a hotel downtown, so she is not able to come to many workshops, but her neighbors and fellow Loom artisans bring her yarn so she can create pieces at home.
Chandra is an expert at crocheting and works fast to make amazing pieces. A beautiful fuchsia and cream tassel blanket that she made is pictured below and is for sale! If interested, send us a message and we can tell you the pricing!