Projekts - ATBALSTI LATVIJAS ADĪTĀJAS
Adītāja - Rūta Šulte
RÜ - addicted to knitting. High quality yarns in skillful hands for warm feelings.
My name is Rüta and I learnt how to knit from my mum when I was seven. Even at that time it felt as a very obvious thing to do – knitting runs into my family, where all the women know the craft and have always handed over the skills to the daughters.
Knitting became a hobby and something to do on my free time just after I graduated college and it very soon grew in the best addiction possible. About a year ago, knitting had been taking over my daily life in such significant amounts I decided to leave my day-job at the office. So now I can finally say – Rü is my full-time job. I knit everywhere at any time.
More about RüCreations:
The main feature of any Rü knitting is the outstanding quality. Not only of the wool I use, but also of other materials, the work itself as well as the final handlings and the result. As the most important in the final product I see the fact that it’s easy to take care of and maintain in the original shape and that the knitting is long-lasting.
All the patterns are made by myself – I like simple shapes and esthetic symbols combined with bright colour combinations. As I like to think – one should just let the wool speak! That’s why I don’t over-complicate my knitting with complex designs as you can se in the photographs. The patterns may look suspiciously smooth and precise, but it’s 100% handmade. What I try to show through my work is simplicity and brightness.
As you can see in the photo from my vacation in Greece – I never give myself a holiday from knitting. I knit anywhere, all the time and I always carry the knitting I’m working on with me. Even in Greece I had an extra suitcase just for the wools and knits – what’s a better way to relax in the warm evening sun than doing something you love?
If I would have to choose only one thing to knit, it would be socks. Small or big ones – it doesn’t matter. The secret hides in their warmth, endurance, how soft they are and of course, in the bright colours I love so much.
The most requests I get from the customers are for the small, baby-boots. They are great for keeping the little feet warm as I use the really soft Merino wool, but are also very practical and long-lasting. They fit the baby’s feet for the first six months and the bigger sizes can fit even for the whole first year of life!
I’m a big sports fan. And because of that, a very special and personal part of my job is the line of products I love you LATVIA by Rü Creations. When working on these models, I use the Latvian national colours so that every Latvian sports fan could have the opportunity to wear warm and comfortable accessories in the colours, which are so dear to us.