Meet the Maker: Chikai

As part of our “Meet the Makers” interview series, we asked our Makers to tell us a little about themselves. Today, meet Jessica from Chikai!

Chikai1) Who are you and where do you come from?

My name is Jessica and I’ve been living in Brighton for two years and a half. I love this city and all the crafty/techie movement around it.

2) What do you do?

Chikai is my personal handcraft shop where I come up with innovative, geeky and artistic creations using mainly Crochet/Amigurumi techniques. I’ve been selling for less than a year and I’ve already sent around 400 items to places all around the world. I strive to have an amazing attention to detail and excellent customer care. I’m always happy to support the local creators and charities and that’s why I buy most of my yarn at the Martlets Hospice charity shop to give something back to the community.

I like to accept custom orders from my clients and being able to fulfill what they have in mind and bring those creations to life, this is one of my specialties.

3) Do you have a website?

You can find my shop at and have a look at some of my custom orders on my Flickr page,

4) What will you have on your stall?

At my stall in the event I’ll be live crocheting and explaining the fabrication process to whoever might have questions. I’ll also have some of my items for sale.

5) Are you running any workshops?

No, this is my first Maker Faire and I’d love to attend other Makers’ workshops, as they have more experience, and learn from them before pitching my own. I have lots to learn!

6) Have you been to a Maker Faire before?

As said, it’s my first event so I’m a bit lost and with lots of questions. Any advice will be well received 😀

7) Anything else you want to share?

Yes, here is a picture of my two ferrets: Dexter and Gobbla. They will like to be able to attend the event, but they’ll have to remain at home as they are quite troublesome I’m afraid, hehe.


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