Linda Bellosi, aka lindarose92, is an Italian maker with a passion for reuse! She's only been on Instructables since last December, but she is quickly becoming one of our most active authors. She's already authored 28 instructables, and has recently confessed she might be addicted. I think that's something we can all relate to. :D I recently got to ask her some questions about crafting and makers in Italy and her projects.
How did you first find the site and what inspired you to start posting instructables?
I saw on your twitter account that you live in Italy! How crafty are the people in Italy? Is there a maker movement there?
Yes, I am Italian and I live in Italy. For this reason, I apologize for possible mistakes I make in my writing.
In the last few years the number of crafters has been growing a lot here even if I believe that we are still far from your country’s level! I think one of the problems is that this kind of things doesn’t even have a name here: a word that means “craft” doesn’t exist in Italian. You can use many other words but they don’t really express the same meaning in my opinion. For example, I tried to search websites like this one in Italian, but I didn’t even know what keywords I should have typed. I haven’t found any yet, but I am sure that it would be a great resource for all those crafters hidden in my country… I am sure there are many more than we think! I hope Instructables will be translated in Italian someday so that even Italian people who don’t know English have the opportunity to learn from each other and share what they do like I am doing.
Linda's father's basement, where she works on her upholstery projects
What is your dream project? If you had unlimited time, money and resources, what would you make?
What was the first thing you ever made?
Is there anyone or anything that has been influential to the things you make?
Three tools you couldn't live without?
this is the table where most of the magic happens!
What's the next big project you plan to make?
a chair recovering work in progress