Hi, my name is Vendulka Battais – together with my partner Olivier we run a patchwork, quilting and felting shop – it’s called OliVen and this blog is about the journey this big step in our life took us on.
We started our shop on the Isle of Wight in UK in 2011 and both of our children were born on the Island too. In 2015 we moved to Suffolk, to lovely village of Monks Eleigh where we started with new enthusiasm and continue to grow.
Even though I’m busy as ever, I love every minute of it. I make a lot of patchwork quilts and teach patchwork in our shop and travel to teach groups, but my passion is more on the arty side – I love to make textile hangings which carry some sort of spiritual message in a form of quotes or symbols.
If you’d like to visit our shop check our website for details www.oliven.co.uk
I hope you will enjoy my blog; as English is not my first language I’d like to apologize for any grammatical errors.