One of the most important sources of inspiration to me is the legacy of my ancestors, the love of beauty and humility in work and in life that I treasure and have inherited. On my mother’s side precision and strong faith is in our blood and it has always helped us along the way. My eternal gratitude to my family for being with me and being present in my heart and in my life every day. These three women, my great grandmother who was born in 1918, my grandmother born in 1940, and my mother who was born in 1958, they are all unending inspiration, with their passion for intricate details, their perfectionism and good manners.
They are from the hillside of the Matra, lived on the slopes of the most beautiful part of the country, surrounded by mountains. They speak a dialect which is its very own of a Hungarian subgroup called ‘Palóc’. They have their own distinctive traditions and culture, way of embroidery with cross sticthes, traditional dishes and temperament. Simple, honest and good people who live off the land, they grow their own produce and waste nothing. Beautiful and tough way of living a practical and sustainable life.
My mum always says that I’m so much like my great-grandmother, that most of my attitude and characteristics resemble to hers in the family. She is the one on the far right on the last picture doing spinning to make thread, which they would use to weave their own fabrics. Some of these woven rolls I still have, and I also used her embroideries in my ‘Heritage’ Collection. These cross-stitch embroideries date back to her youth, and I’m pleased to say that her work lives on in my creations.