"For me, knitting is a limitless dance.""I was born in the city of Lima, where we five children and our parents lived in the cultural and bohemian district of Barranco. My father was a civilian working for the Peruvian army and my mother worked in a fashion design house. After high school, I studied to be a bilingual secretary but I wasn't able to complete my degree because money was tight.
"As far as knitting and crochet work, I consider myself self taught. When I was six, my mother gave me my first set of knitting needles and a ball of yarn. She began teaching me to knit and, when she didn't have time, a neighbor taught me new stitches and patterns. This is how I began, but I never imagined this art would be such an important part of my life. When I was 17, I was able to make a dress for my sister from a design I saw in a magazine.
"I was an inquisitive person and I liked to read books on needlework and take courses. I went to work in a bank as a sales executive but spent most of my free time knitting and crocheting for my family. I believe that when God blesses you with an ability, it becomes a part of your day to day life.
"Years ago, I offered to knit a sweater for my nephew's first communion only two days later. I worked day and night! Fortunately, I was able to finish it but I was just too tired to attend the event.
"Today, I'm married and have children of my own. I still knit and crochet whenever I can. Although I never dreamed of selling my work, it has been a real blessing because in 2011, I had an accident and had to quit my job. That's when I decided to work from home and began working in jute. It's perfect for crafting handbags, jewelry cases and more in delightful colors. Little by little, I began exhibiting my work in fairs, until I met Novica.
"For me, knitting is a limitless dance."
9 items by Doris Moya
Fuchsia and Ecru Hand Knit Jute Shoulder Tote Bag
Sweet Fuchsia, Fuchsia and Ecru Hand Knit Jute Shoulder Tote Bag
Doris MoyaThis vivid shoulder bag is hand-crafted by Peru's Doris Moya. The artisan taught herself to knit and crochet starting at the precocious age of six, and is still going strong. Knitted from jute in...
Deep Purple Hand Knit Jute Shoulder Bag from Peru
Purple Passion, Deep Purple Hand Knit Jute Shoulder Bag from Peru
Doris MoyaAndean artisan Doris Moya is passionate about her craft, as is evident in this brilliant purple jute shoulder bag. The artisan knits the bag by hand, adding long fringe at the bottom for bohemian...$39.99
Hand-Crocheted Jute Clutch in Charcoal from Peru
Fantastic Charcoal, Hand-Crocheted Jute Clutch in Charcoal from Peru
Doris MoyaHand-crocheted from jute in a fantastic charcoal hue, this sophisticated clutch from Peru is designed and crafted by Doris Moya. She accents the zipper with a fuzzy blue pompom on the zipper, which...
Hand Knit Jute Shoulder Bag in Purple and Ecru
Sweet Purple, Hand Knit Jute Shoulder Bag in Purple and Ecru
Doris MoyaThis vivid shoulder bag is hand-crafted by Peru's Doris Moya. The artisan taught herself to knit and crochet starting at the precocious age of six, and is still going strong. Hand-knit from jute in...
Crocheted Jute Clutch in Crimson and Blue-Violet from Peru
Fantastic Pattern, Crocheted Jute Clutch in Crimson and Blue-Violet from Peru
Doris MoyaCrocheted of crimson and blue-violet yarns for a fantastic pattern, this clutch is designed and crafted by Peruvian artisan Doris Moya. She handcrafts this clutch of jute. It opens with an ebony wood...$27.99
Adjustable Striped Jute Backpack from Peru
Sunrise Stripes, Adjustable Striped Jute Backpack from Peru
Doris MoyaStriped patterns of sunrise and wheat decorate the textured body of this jute backpack, handcrafted by self-taught artisan Doris Moya. She adds two adjustable straps of faux leather to the bag, which...
Fuchsia and Blue-Violet Knitted Jute Sling Handbag from Peru
Marvelous Waves, Fuchsia and Blue-Violet Knitted Jute Sling Handbag from Peru
Doris MoyaHand-knit jute yarns create marvelous waves of fuchsia and blue-violet on this Peruvian sling handbag. Designed and crafted by Doris Moya, the bag drapes over the shoulder on a long strap. The zipper...$49.99
Dark of Night
Black Jute Sling Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap
Dark of Night, Black Jute Sling Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap
Doris MoyaHaving taught herself to knit and crochet at the tender age of six, Doris Moya decided to make that her life's work. The artisan knits this shoulder bag by hand from black jute, adding an adjustable...
Black Faux Leather and Colorful Fabric Wristlet from Peru
Smooth Appeal, Black Faux Leather and Colorful Fabric Wristlet from Peru
Doris MoyaAccented with striped, geometric fabric, this wristlet from Peru is crafted from smooth black faux leather. Doris Moya designs and crafts this bag, which can be held in one hand or around the wrist on...$37.99
Purchased this? Leave your review.
"fun and very pretty"
looking forward to using this- it is fun and pretty
Was This Review Helpful?
Yes (0) No (0)