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There is only the slightest chance that you might cross Yokoo‘s path in the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. Holed up with the quiet company of old movies, she crochets about 15 hours a day.

Running a one-woman knitwear enterprise from home, Yokoo is an artist, a perfectionist and a ”total control” worker. She enjoys being a part of the entire process: thinking, designing, sketching, picking up the material, creating, photographing, promoting, trading and sending. She still gets butterflies every time she packages up a new order.


As a mantra of sorts, Yokoo quotes Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives: “Giving up his hopes, compromising one’s dreams, is like putting on a grey hat.”


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  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie says:

    Such a stunningly gorgeous piece of film. Well done Pazcal!

    3 years ago

  • AdeloCreations

    AdeloCreations says:

    Wow!That means passion for creation!Congratulations

    3 years ago

  • corduroy

    corduroy says:

    Yay Yokoo! Always such awesome stuff. Great job on this piece too guys

    3 years ago

  • ImagoMundi

    ImagoMundi says:

    Loooove your creations! ; )

    3 years ago

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar says:

    Loved this. I wish I could have more silence. That was a peaceful scene at the lake. I understand what you mean about hard work.

    3 years ago

  • scottlindberg

    scottlindberg says:

    What a beautiful video portrait of a really interesting creative. Bravo!

    3 years ago

  • cierva

    cierva says:

    Lovely portraits!

    3 years ago

  • tasticlife

    tasticlife says:

    Such beautiful work!

    3 years ago

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump says:

    Yahoo YoKoo! I remember featuring YoKoo a couple of winters ago when I wrote a Shop Local: Atlanta piece for the blog (under ashleyeaston) Glad to see another myterious appearance of this enigmatic artist and knitter. :P

    3 years ago

  • hattieshouse

    hattieshouse says:

    love, love, love the chunkiness of your work and the chain necklaces!

    3 years ago

  • hippiejo74

    hippiejo74 says:

    I totally dig this! Yokoo's stuff is super amazing, and rockingly unique. :D

    3 years ago

  • verdigreen

    verdigreen says:

    wonderful!! thanks for creating this film and highlighting this incredibly gifted artist. who knew i shared a city with such talent?

    3 years ago

  • jennybradley

    jennybradley says:

    Lovely work and beautifully presented as well. Thanks for sharing your voice. Touching piece.

    3 years ago

  • mariforssell

    mariforssell says:

    That was a very cool film -so not what I expected in a very good way:) Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • kimwhitecreations

    kimwhitecreations says:

    Beautiful piece. She crochets 15 hours a day. Amazing.

    3 years ago

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist says:

    love this! such wisdom ~ re sub~world + not just existing, thanks yokoo + pascal :)

    3 years ago

  • inapaleplace

    inapaleplace says:

    So many simple objects, and ideas, are overlooked as we pass by them every day. This glimpse was very beautiful and inspirational.

    3 years ago

  • blondebeadshell

    blondebeadshell says:

    Absolutely stunning film and creations! Everything looks so cozy :) Great job and congrats Yokoo!

    3 years ago

  • jjceramics

    jjceramics says:

    She is such an inspiration!! Thanks for sharing this. Go Yokoo!!

    3 years ago

  • brookewoolley

    brookewoolley says:

    Such a beautiful portrait.

    3 years ago

  • MagpieandMolly

    MagpieandMolly says:

    So inspiring! Thank you for sharing your world with us...

    3 years ago

  • KitnKaboodleVintage

    KitnKaboodleVintage says:

    I knew I loved you Yokoo the moment I discovered your are an old soul in a crazy world; thank you for sharing a piece of your life. ♥ Kudos Pazcal for a stunning and beautiful clip!

    3 years ago

  • BlkSheepProductions

    BlkSheepProductions says:

    So mysterious! The allure of these well crafted pieces are all the stronger because of it. Beautiful and functional!

    3 years ago

  • Hanner123

    Hanner123 says:


    3 years ago

  • KikiLaRu

    KikiLaRu says:

    This woman speaks what I think. Thank you, Yokoo. This was beautiful and touched my heart.

    3 years ago

  • shmonigans

    shmonigans says:

    Wow, what a beautiful film. It really seems like the subject and the filmmaker worked in collaboration to create this beauty.

    3 years ago

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush says:

    Love the Fisherman Hat, that big bow is so fun!!

    3 years ago

  • oldecityvintage

    oldecityvintage says:

    Who does not love Yokoo? She's so inspirational . . .

    3 years ago


    THIMBLEandACORN says:

    Such a lovely short film! It is so comforting to know that there are other artists holed up alone in their houses making things. I love Yokoo's work, it is really stunning, and it makes me so happy to know that she works so hard and makes everything with her own two hands. Thank you for sharing your story!

    3 years ago

  • DanaCastle

    DanaCastle says:

    Wonderful! I admit Yokoo so much, so inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • PamplemousseAndBean

    PamplemousseAndBean says:

    What a wonderful idea, knitting and watching old movies...infused in the creative gifts you show us here.

    3 years ago

  • studioNinocka

    studioNinocka says:

    like a poem...

    3 years ago

  • strikk

    strikk says:

    oh my! i'm humbled by such a beautiful artist.

    3 years ago

  • aymujer

    aymujer says:

    Wow. Breathtaking video. I remember reading about her in the NY Times and thinking, 'I love my job! She gets it- putting in all those quiet hours to make something from nothing is a beautiful life.' Thank you for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • pocketcarnival

    pocketcarnival says:

    This is such a lovely little video! It's so nice, and I also love Yokoo's store, yay!

    3 years ago

  • EderaJewelry

    EderaJewelry says:

    What a beautiful interview...

    3 years ago

  • OffTheHooks

    OffTheHooks says:

    great film, neat to see the story behind this 'etsy celebrity'. ... a note though: she is crocheting, not knitting!

    3 years ago

  • JudyParady

    JudyParady says:

    Hey you make ATL look romantic, which it ain't. thanks for baring yourself unflinchingly. you are selfless in your centered-ness.

    3 years ago

  • AudreyLeona

    AudreyLeona says:

    Goodness, she is a talented woman. Her knits, her photos... the entire curation is just so beautiful. Congrats to Yokoo on all her success.

    3 years ago

  • mothershipvt

    mothershipvt says:

    beautiful, peaceful, confident.

    3 years ago

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut says:

    B e a u t i f u l work! So finely made. To just look at one of these scarves is to want to wear one. Love your style!

    3 years ago

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi says:

    Very beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez says:

    So beautful and inspiring!!

    3 years ago

  • marymary Admin

    marymary says:


    3 years ago

  • PoPkO

    PoPkO says:

    I had been asking her how she pronounces her name for a year, and finally! Beautiful portrait, love to see her knitting and hearing a voice to the person behind the camera. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • NestaHome

    NestaHome says:

    wow! Just wow! :)

    3 years ago

  • mindi123

    mindi123 says:

    Splendid,marvelous,dazzling,scrumptious... I want to wear it on a mountaintop,to a big city function and then come home and sleep in it,yum.

    3 years ago

  • pappri

    pappri says:

    Toasty and chic! I didn't think those two words would ever sit well next to eachother but here they fit perfectly. :)

    3 years ago

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions says:


    3 years ago

  • vesselsandwares

    vesselsandwares says:

    :) Wonderful piece. Loved seeing Yokoo by the pond.

    3 years ago

  • Beesnetta

    Beesnetta says:

    Holy Sh*t. That was stunning.

    3 years ago

  • StudioShu

    StudioShu says:

    I bow to both artists - Yokoo and Pazcal.

    3 years ago

  • nakedvavang

    nakedvavang says:

    saint her!!!! i have been in love with the glorious creations she makes from the moment i laid eyes upon their pixels!

    3 years ago

  • LemonadeSprinkles

    LemonadeSprinkles says:

    Some of her creations are CRAZY! But all of the good creators inventions usually are! Love the hats!

    3 years ago

  • Campstamp

    Campstamp says:

    I would love to win it!

    3 years ago

  • CupcakeSocial

    CupcakeSocial says:

    Totally amazing! Who shot and directed that?! True work of art ;)

    3 years ago

  • BigCitysuds

    BigCitysuds says:

    what a wonderful and inspiring film, love the work & the process!

    3 years ago

  • FabricFascination

    FabricFascination says:

    I am amazed that you crochet 15 hours a day, such discipline is admirable.

    3 years ago

  • mariaeife

    mariaeife says:

    Bug fan. whoops. typo, but it's funny so I'll keep it. Big fan.

    3 years ago

  • Malasa

    Malasa says:

    I love your work !!!! Malasa-Laura

    3 years ago

  • Hettle

    Hettle says:

    stunning video portrait, thank you ~

    3 years ago

  • trulyoutrageous

    trulyoutrageous says:

    Totally amazing. I LOVE all her creations! Perfect for the freezing weather here ;)

    3 years ago

  • dirtybirdiesvintage

    dirtybirdiesvintage says:

    such a unique and talented young lady--your knit wear is one of a kind and your pieces have such beautiful souls!

    3 years ago

  • KBShimmer

    KBShimmer says:

    What a great story!

    3 years ago

  • ekx012

    ekx012 says:

    i love yokoo's creations! :)

    3 years ago

  • blueberryshoes

    blueberryshoes says:

    freaking geniusly beautiful

    3 years ago

  • GinaMicheleEco

    GinaMicheleEco says:

    Amazing video! So beautiful and inspiring ♥

    3 years ago

  • elinart

    elinart says:

    The most evocative handmade portrait yet! However, I don't believe an artist does their best work, when it comes out of the need to be loved. I just don't identify with that, it's kinda more conceptual for me. Perhaps the best work comes, more out of a need to love rather than to be loved :)

    3 years ago

  • Odettenewyork

    Odettenewyork says:

    This is really beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • ShelleAnne

    ShelleAnne says:

    How beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • kodashii88

    kodashii88 says:

    My God. I felt that.

    3 years ago

  • yummyandcompany

    yummyandcompany says:

    love her designs! amazingly original

    3 years ago

  • J2Jewelry

    J2Jewelry says:

    I adore that quote. Compromising one's own vision shouldn't even be a viable avenue. I admire Yookoo's aesthetic and endurance (15 hours of crochet makes my schedule seem positively wimpy). Rock on with your bad self.

    3 years ago

  • sassandperil

    sassandperil says:

    That was such an incredibly inspiring and insightful piece. Thank you to Yokoo for sharing her thoughts and processes and to Pazcal for a wonderfully produced video.

    3 years ago

  • kristylin

    kristylin says:

    I love this film, it almost stands alone. Yokoo, I want to escape to your world.

    3 years ago

  • ChellaBellaDesigns

    ChellaBellaDesigns says:

    Beautiful work and an amazing insight to who the artist herself is. Inspiration is sometimes hard to find in this loud & busy world. What a beautiful place she has to escape to and enjoy.

    3 years ago

  • needleyou

    needleyou says:

    What a neat artist she is. The short film compliments her unique style. Good for her in making over 1500 handmade items. Really liked this!

    3 years ago

  • creativityismessy

    creativityismessy says:

    Beautiful work! Amazing video!! Thank you for sharing :D

    3 years ago

  • Kathycoleman

    Kathycoleman says:

    Yokoo, you are just too cool. So inspiring. x

    3 years ago

  • halpal28

    halpal28 says:

    yokoo is so incredibly talented. i love those gorgeous hats!

    3 years ago

  • elsita

    elsita says:

    Yokoo and Pascal. See what happens when 2 true artists join forces? This is a powerful and inspiring piece. Yokoo, you shine as always. Pascal, you're pretty amazing. I',m so happy today because of this handmade portrait. What a gift, how inspiring. Thanks a lot to both of you! Elsita :)

    3 years ago

  • aemcdraw

    aemcdraw says:

    Well done!

    3 years ago

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts says:

    YAY Yokoo! Love the photo of your hands at work, now off to watch the video!

    3 years ago

  • ekra

    ekra says:

    I love the texture of her work - so beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • RedheadVintageII

    RedheadVintageII says:

    Loved watching you knit and the film, well it was just amazing.

    3 years ago

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers says:

    Excellent piece. Love the fog , and the feeling. I am so gald YOKOO that you said your name, I have been saying it wrong the whole time!I just love your work!

    3 years ago

  • theroyal

    theroyal says:

    i have liked yokoo's shop ever since i opened mine. i have been looking forward to the time when i can purchase one of her items. i am glad to see that her work is featured as her designs are very attractive. it goes without saying that i appreciate the chance to win one of her items simply by expressing that i like yokoo's designs. thanks etsy and congratulations yokoo.

    3 years ago

  • DimmalimmHome

    DimmalimmHome says:

    Beautiful video. And insanely cute hat.

    3 years ago

  • prunellasoap

    prunellasoap says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Yokoo!

    3 years ago

  • POUTfits

    POUTfits says:

    Stunning video...gorgeous. I'm a huge fan.

    3 years ago

  • ecoblingcouture

    ecoblingcouture says:

    YAYA! I adore her pictures!

    3 years ago

  • betsybensen

    betsybensen says:

    just beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • extase

    extase says:

    i definitely felt that too. so personal and inspiring. i really admire what you do and the way you see the world.

    3 years ago

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts says:

    What a wonderful collaboration. Simply beautiful. Pascal, you do amazing work! And such a lovely singing voice you have Yokoo! Your hands work so fast! I always imagined they did. There is power in the silence, & you spoke it so well. Congratulations on such a gorgeous feature.

    3 years ago

  • FunWithNeedles

    FunWithNeedles says:

    wowowowowow... i love your work... and for some reason everything about it makes me feel calm... love it!

    3 years ago

  • ClaireAndJamie

    ClaireAndJamie says:

    What an amazingly well-done video!

    3 years ago

  • AlchemyandLace

    AlchemyandLace says:

    Gorgeous video! Loved getting to know the seller. Cozy & beautiful work, Yokoo :)

    3 years ago

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha says:

    I'm such a fan. And the video just substantiated what I always thought she'd be like in person. The fact that she lives, eats, watches TV and her hands are always working, that's so humbling. Thank you for this :)

    3 years ago

  • dylanS

    dylanS says:

    Fabulous film! and amazing photographs of her work!

    3 years ago

  • uglyyellow

    uglyyellow says:

    The video was simply stunning! Great pick for a feature. I have been so intrigued by Yokoo ever since I found Etsy. ...and that hat is perfect!!!! ♥

    3 years ago

  • VioletQVintage

    VioletQVintage says:

    Beautiful video!

    3 years ago

  • HelenGotlib

    HelenGotlib says:

    I have watched the mist on water many many times, and I love how this film captures the artist personality and this gorgeous moment all at once. Yokoo you rock! :)

    3 years ago

  • rusticrevivals

    rusticrevivals says:

    i JUST adore Yokoo's studio to the right of the workspace...the hats, those neat old things. Great photos in the entire article, actually...glad she was dragged from her crocheting for a few hours to get some fresh air in that lovely shot by the water! Very inspiring article. Thanks. Julie

    3 years ago

  • gjpapier

    gjpapier says:

    what an inspiration! I once lived in Atlanta and it was not as beautiful through my eyes as it was through yours...wish I had stopped to see the beauty in it! love, love, love the hat!

    3 years ago

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 says:

    Beautiful work Yokoo. Amazing video Pascal. You both make me want to do better. Thanks for the peek.

    3 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Yes ! Yokoo yes ;) This energy coming from her heart , from her dreams ! Thanks so much ! Really i know how you are knitting in a day 15 hours , because i know hiw i am sewing in a day 15 maybe more hours ! But with big big big love ! Go .....

    3 years ago

  • hldavis01

    hldavis01 says:

    Quiet. Beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • tohold

    tohold says:

    Beautiful piece- I have adored your work and photos for some time! Thank you so much~

    3 years ago

  • yaelfran

    yaelfran says:

    I just adore her work

    3 years ago

  • HollyvisionArt

    HollyvisionArt says:


    3 years ago

  • lifeinpinkhitops

    lifeinpinkhitops says:

    Amazing piece. Very inspiring.

    3 years ago

  • gemboxjewelry

    gemboxjewelry says:

    Beautiful portrait, wonderful voice of an artist true to herself and the world she creates and ultimatelty lives in. I love when she says she loves silence- I feel the same way, that's where you find your true self. Very inspiring, Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • Frankenkitty

    Frankenkitty says:

    That was really lovely.

    3 years ago

  • perideaudesigns

    perideaudesigns says:

    Love everything about Yokoo and this video. Thanks for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • LaPerLaA

    LaPerLaA says:

    Great psot! fantastic video! Thank you for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • Ruffled

    Ruffled says:

    Amazing and that cream hat is darling!

    3 years ago

  • swanmountainsoaps

    swanmountainsoaps says:

    THAT was beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • timilycards

    timilycards says:

    Things like this just making me fall in love with etsy all over again! I can do all my shopping here!

    3 years ago

  • UrbanRevisions

    UrbanRevisions says:

    No doubt about it - this is my favorite handmade portraits video to date!

    3 years ago

  • VisioniAlterate

    VisioniAlterate says:

    Beautiful work. Crocheting keeps you sane and happy...

    3 years ago

  • rockmyworldinc

    rockmyworldinc says:

    Wow!!! Beautiful video, and a great view in the life of an artist.

    3 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    One more thing ;) Everynight my son wants sleeps with me ( Tan 6 years old ) and today he is asked again , i said so sorry because i am quite busy for christmas time but i can talk you before sleeping , and then he said me "momy if we have three suitcases money you don t need sew more bags ! He talk ! Sorry my poor english guys , i wanted to write Thanks a lot again for positive energy yokoo ;)

    3 years ago

  • Ciyra

    Ciyra says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! IMMD

    3 years ago

  • twiglu

    twiglu says:

    sweepstakes for a yokoo english thompson hat? count me in.

    3 years ago

  • Rokali

    Rokali says:

    I echo StudioShu. I bow to both artists - Yokoo and Pazcal.

    3 years ago

  • vdao001

    vdao001 says:

    amazing work!

    3 years ago

  • stasiab

    stasiab says:

    The photos are brilliant - so quiet and powerful. Such an inspiration! Thank you so much for featuring these wonderful artists.

    3 years ago

  • funcupcake

    funcupcake says:

    absolutely beautiful and inspiring; the artist, her work, and the short film! thank you!

    3 years ago

  • DerwentTextiles

    DerwentTextiles says:

    Many thanks Yookoo! I hav eadmired your knits for Gaes am still amazed you can do them for this price as Wools are expensive to Buy in Europe still!

    3 years ago

  • drkennedyjones

    drkennedyjones says:

    wonderful wonderful, both yokoo and pascal. amazing job. ^_^

    3 years ago

  • likeOMFGitsJONNY

    likeOMFGitsJONNY says:

    This video is so inspiring. <3 <3 <3

    3 years ago

  • babyjewlz

    babyjewlz says:

    Absolutely love your items and your look Yokoo! Pretty please I hope I win the English Thompson Hat:)

    3 years ago

  • OriginalMischief

    OriginalMischief says:

    Wonderous photos! Imaginative and inviting. A fantastic feature of a creative soul.

    3 years ago

  • AtomicTink

    AtomicTink says:


    3 years ago

  • mosey

    mosey says:

    what a lovely little film!!! love the shop too, of course. xo

    3 years ago

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural says:

    this was very moving. very. thank you both of you.

    3 years ago

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 says:

    Yay Yokoo! Love your aesthetic and extraordinary photo-styling.

    3 years ago

  • hurleysashimi

    hurleysashimi says:

    Lovely. Yokoo is my shero!

    3 years ago

  • whyabsolutely

    whyabsolutely says:

    Beautiful work. Love the chains and bows.

    3 years ago

  • yarnplusyarn

    yarnplusyarn says:

    Love love love!

    3 years ago

  • debcarvalho

    debcarvalho says:

    Eyeopener. Amazing.

    3 years ago

  • miwu

    miwu says:

    Wow, Yokoo's crochet is so bold! Love the chains, too :D

    3 years ago

  • artsinwonderland

    artsinwonderland says:

    Very Interesting !!! Kewl ... Joe Palotas Fine Artist

    3 years ago

  • gohobo

    gohobo says:

    This short story was so beautifully done. The story, artistic work, love and simplicity just may have changed my life today. Thank you for the inspiration. xoxo

    3 years ago

  • theduskyjewel

    theduskyjewel says:

    I just love her..

    3 years ago

  • StudioDelight

    StudioDelight says:

    oh my! simply delightful.

    3 years ago

  • mhaeffne

    mhaeffne says:

    these pieces are gorgeous!

    3 years ago

  • melida

    melida says:

    such impressive discipline as well! id like to know if she does special hand exercises to keep carpal tunnel at bay.i love to crochet but it always starts to catch up with me

    3 years ago

  • LillyEllaCollections

    LillyEllaCollections says:

    Her determination and talents are honorable! Beautiful work!

    3 years ago

  • riskybeads

    riskybeads says:

    I LOVED this. It was so inspiring. Thank you!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • issaino

    issaino says:

    Beautiful video.

    3 years ago

  • maytreeark

    maytreeark says:

    What a lovely peacemaker!

    3 years ago

  • badkaren

    badkaren says:

    beautiful and inspiring. thank you <3

    3 years ago

  • taylorceramics

    taylorceramics says:

    so good.

    3 years ago

  • SkyDreams

    SkyDreams says:

    Beautiful video about a beautiful artist!~

    3 years ago

  • cupcakegirlwonders

    cupcakegirlwonders says:

    I love Yokoo's process. Such a beautiful Handmade Portrait!

    3 years ago

  • missmosh

    missmosh says:

    LOVE her and her art! hoping it's destined to be -being an english thompson myself!

    3 years ago

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie says:

    Lovely work. Thanks for sharing. I hope you feel the love coming back to you.

    3 years ago

  • AlvaLoida

    AlvaLoida says:

    i love, Love, LOVE yokoo! she's THE reason i joined etsy.

    3 years ago

  • modesttypewriter

    modesttypewriter says:

    I've been lusting after her items for awhile now, and it was so interesting to hear her creative process!

    3 years ago

  • dkartlover

    dkartlover says:

    I love the video because it reveals that there is a texture to everything you lay your hands on. Truly lovely. And that hat is to die for! Chunky and yummy. I'm sure everyone feels like a kid wearing it! And that's a good thing!

    3 years ago

  • LilaJo

    LilaJo says: the work!

    3 years ago

  • kimmyjeanne

    kimmyjeanne says:

    so inspiring! thanks for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • Flybell

    Flybell says:

    Amazing video and creations!

    3 years ago

  • virginiasnow

    virginiasnow says:

    Such of lovely life and so well portrayed. Thank you for the peace. With Love, Virginia Snow

    3 years ago

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork says:

    wow. that was simply stunning. such beautiful scenery, cinematography, and such a fun story "im yokoo, but my friends call me yokoo"! ive read about her in the new york times too, and i can only say that she deserves all the success she's getting!! just beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • alatsupplies

    alatsupplies says:

    Great person and wonderful portrait! Thank you so very much!

    3 years ago

  • RebeccaLaRue

    RebeccaLaRue says:

    *Gasp* WWWWWOW. I've just fallen in love with your art. {Swoon}

    3 years ago

  • abbeychristine

    abbeychristine says:

    Absolutely wonderful. I love hearing artists who think deeply about their work, and the film itself was beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • RoseyFinch

    RoseyFinch says:

    Wow, these are so beautiful! Great work!

    3 years ago

  • kesness

    kesness says:

    What a gorgeous film!

    3 years ago

  • vinglish

    vinglish says:

    I want to roll around in a pile of her creations

    3 years ago

  • jamiesluck

    jamiesluck says:

    Wonderful! You are truly a gifted atrist!

    3 years ago

  • malditakatemoss

    malditakatemoss says:

    No words. Wonderful and inspiring.

    3 years ago

  • asig

    asig says:

    beautiful creations!

    3 years ago

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking says:

    Yokoo is someone who shows others how to be an artist and how to be comfortable being nothing else. Beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka says:

    Great video!

    3 years ago

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry says:

    I couldn't agree with you more Yokoo about silence. The world is way too noisy. That was a wonderful film, thanks.

    3 years ago

  • samandrodger

    samandrodger says:

    oh, wow. that is SO GORGEOUS! congrats, yokoo! <3

    3 years ago

  • colorprint

    colorprint says:

    Beautiful, inspiring film. Her voice is soothing! I'm loving the natucket cowl, as well :)

    3 years ago

  • LaceProject

    LaceProject says:

    stunning video & i should know, i've gotten 11 emmys for editing. i'm a total sucker for any pom pom knit clothing. I would wear your hat with pride & a purse full of your cards. I love to promote artists. Hand made rules. Knowing the artist a bonus. Buying local, even better. Congrats to you on your etsy site. xoxox Lynn

    3 years ago

  • MlleEastVillage

    MlleEastVillage says:

    Very beautiful, peaceful and inspiring video!

    3 years ago

  • urbandwellers

    urbandwellers says:

    Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • electricbluebird

    electricbluebird says:

    My hands would fall off for sure.

    3 years ago

  • OtherEarthly

    OtherEarthly says:

    Yokoo, you rock my world. Fantastique!

    3 years ago

  • thatischarming

    thatischarming says:

    Lovely film and beautiful crochet!

    3 years ago

  • Yokoo

    Yokoo says:

    I would personally like to say Thank You to Pascal and Marcy! I feel like I made two new friends for life.

    3 years ago

  • 3pearls

    3pearls says:

    That is a beautiful little movie Yokoo. Thanks for sharing :)

    3 years ago

  • ScreamingCheeToes

    ScreamingCheeToes says:

    Wonderful clip! I love to see crochet artists and their works.

    3 years ago

  • lovelytrifles

    lovelytrifles says:

    WOW! AMAZING!! 8))

    3 years ago

  • TrilbyMade

    TrilbyMade says:

    So Beautiful. Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • eudemonic

    eudemonic says:

    Enchanting. Beautiful video of beautiful work. Truly inspiring passion and commitment. Thank you for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • Cosmicbeatgirl

    Cosmicbeatgirl says:

    Fabulous! I wish I could crotchet for 15 hours a day!

    3 years ago

  • Crysto

    Crysto says:

    ahhh... and we fall even more in love with Yokoo. Beautiful piece.

    3 years ago

  • chelseamarie44

    chelseamarie44 says:

    BEAUTIFUL pieces!

    3 years ago

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery says:

    Brilliant, soft, and lovely.

    3 years ago

  • deelind

    deelind says:

    How lovely you are Yokoo, thank you for the inspiration!

    3 years ago

  • persnicketyvintage

    persnicketyvintage says:

    i've loved her stuff for so long!

    3 years ago

  • PysankyPanky

    PysankyPanky says:

    thats what it's all about! very inspiring piece!

    3 years ago

  • sophiesmamma

    sophiesmamma says:

    Yokoo has been a favorite of mine since discovering Etsy. I loved watching the clips of her hands moving as she created... thank you! inspiring on many levels.

    3 years ago

  • 0chaosbydesign0

    0chaosbydesign0 says:

    Simply stunning .

    3 years ago

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie says:

    I really enjoyed this feature! Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. :)

    3 years ago

  • happylittleaccidents

    happylittleaccidents says:

    My Mom and I are ga-ga over She forwarded me a link for this today and said, "this is one of my dreams for you." Huh. It's one of mine for myself. :P Beautiful work. And Yokoo... you are wicked fast!

    3 years ago

  • fernswoodpixie

    fernswoodpixie says:

    Fascinating woman; beautiful work!

    3 years ago

  • raeofsunshine78

    raeofsunshine78 says:

    What an amazing video on a simply unique and creative soul. I think I could sit and watch her crochet for hours. She has such simple, beautiful artistry. She's an individual that can truly call herself authentic.

    3 years ago

  • Duplika

    Duplika says:

    Beautiful scenes,clothes and handmade knits. Yokoo is truly inspiring.

    3 years ago

  • SugarCubeGirl

    SugarCubeGirl says:


    3 years ago

  • jfsd

    jfsd says:

    Such a great attitude

    3 years ago

  • WrenWillow

    WrenWillow says:

    beautifully profound

    3 years ago

  • FoundVintageStyle

    FoundVintageStyle says:

    she obviously lives & breathes her art; she IS her art. (loved how this took the video portraits to a whole new level)...

    3 years ago

  • apaperknife

    apaperknife says:


    3 years ago

  • ylimedesign

    ylimedesign says:

    a very touching melding of story and subject...

    3 years ago

  • ARemarkYouMade

    ARemarkYouMade says:

    I "lurve" this shop! Bravo!

    3 years ago

  • roundabout

    roundabout says:

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. thank you.

    3 years ago

  • Speak04

    Speak04 says:

    This video is so beautiful! I've always loved Yokoo's work (though I can't afford it), but the video makes me love it even more. Thank you so making it!

    3 years ago

  • fuzzyfibers1960

    fuzzyfibers1960 says:

    a very talentened artist !! i love your shop !!

    3 years ago

  • MeadowbelleMarket

    MeadowbelleMarket says:

    I think we've all been waiting for this handmade portrait. Super video, Yoko is always the mysterious one :)

    3 years ago

  • modernbird

    modernbird says:

    beautiful film of a beautiful (and wise) artist. thank you both, laura

    3 years ago

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth says:

    Well done. And I totally agree about creating a "subworld." It's all we can do sometimes.

    3 years ago

  • inbloomdesigns

    inbloomdesigns says:

    wow, thank-you for this video!!

    3 years ago

  • sewmoe

    sewmoe says:

    how could i not love yokoo?! inspired since the first time i found her shop.

    3 years ago

  • somethingshidinghere

    somethingshidinghere says:

    best. etsy. video. ever.

    3 years ago

  • AthenaCreates

    AthenaCreates says:

    Best etsy video ever! I want a little of that peace & serenity here. Hard to get 10 minutes of silence with 5 kids at home. :)

    3 years ago

  • paragraphcove

    paragraphcove says:

    Amazing video! I've always wanted to own a yokoo creation.

    3 years ago

  • calikatrina

    calikatrina says:

    love yokoo! and awesome video! love seeing her photograph her own work. :)

    3 years ago

  • cindymars7

    cindymars7 says:

    I admire a woman that can crack her knucles that loud! Thank you for sharing your world with the rest of the world.

    3 years ago

  • momomadeit

    momomadeit says:

    beautifully focused!

    3 years ago

  • misscoconut

    misscoconut says:

    Interesting and well done video. I love the pieces, they're quirky and great.

    3 years ago

  • jacksprat

    jacksprat says:

    Such an intriguing artist...thanks for the glimpse into your process and workspace. I love Yokoo's dynamic work.

    3 years ago

  • lisareightaylor

    lisareightaylor says:

    Yokoo ROCKS! I love it all, true artist.

    3 years ago

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia says:

    Great peak into Yokoo's world. Love your art and think of you as an Etsy icon.

    3 years ago

  • fairyland16

    fairyland16 says:

    Fantastic! I never had the patience to learn how. I have to be envious of knitting vicariously.

    3 years ago

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads says:

    this makes me cry. such an alive and real person and artist beautifully captured by this film. you and your work are very much loved, yokoo!

    3 years ago

  • iheartnorwegianwood

    iheartnorwegianwood says:

    Perfect in every way, both the video and the lady herself :)

    3 years ago

  • pinkvintageboudoir

    pinkvintageboudoir says:

    wow!!!!I love this video

    3 years ago

  • earlybirdgraphics

    earlybirdgraphics says:

    Thanks for sharing! Very inspiring.

    3 years ago

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt says:

    A wonderful expose and relate-able. I wish I was half as close to self-realization...unfortunately I feel I have a bit of a way to go. I really appreciate what Yokoo said about 'creating a subworld to protect yourself.' and I am going to work harder on that. Seems the older I get, the more sensitive I am to those things in the world that horrify and sadden me, especially when it comes to children/animals/environment. I thought growing up it would be the opposite-that old adage that we 'harden' with age? It's just not true.

    3 years ago

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns says:

    I can't believe I just discovered your shop. I love your shop. I love what you create. Thank you for sharing your stories.

    3 years ago

  • vivikas

    vivikas says:

    I admire Yokoo's work, love the video... simple and so artistic, I feel inspired and glad that there are beautiful and talented people in the craft world. n_n

    3 years ago

  • jacksprat

    jacksprat says:

    Such an intriguing artist...thanks for the glimpse into your process and workspace. I love Yokoo's dynamic work.

    3 years ago

  • MadeMary

    MadeMary says:

    Beautiful! Thank you! Can't wait to link this and share it with the rest of the world!

    3 years ago

  • Turtleshell1210

    Turtleshell1210 says:

    unbelievable work!

    3 years ago

  • salvageshop

    salvageshop says:

    thank you for the inspiration :)

    3 years ago

  • cat12

    cat12 says:

    Beautiful pieces of art.

    3 years ago

  • MothHouse

    MothHouse says:

    I'm completely obsessed in every way. Truly inspirational!

    3 years ago

  • Artistikdiva

    Artistikdiva says:

    Lovely artistic video. Big Yokoo fan!

    3 years ago

  • MizzMitten

    MizzMitten says:

    That was just absolutely lovely and inspirational! I passed this video along to everyone I know. Just beautiful. <3

    3 years ago

  • afternoonowldesigns

    afternoonowldesigns says:

    Love Yokoo's creations!

    3 years ago

  • fmgypsy

    fmgypsy says:

    That film was done beautifully, and Yokoo is so inspiring...

    3 years ago

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets says:

    Yokoo, you have always impressed me as being...original, which is difficult to come across these days. Even the photos of your work could be sold as fine art. Congratulations on this!

    3 years ago

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance says:

    I loved it! I love to create in silence too. A beautiful portrait.

    3 years ago

  • kastrudle

    kastrudle says:

    Gorgeous words and gorgeous work. Inspiring to hear about finding yourself in silence. Thanks Yokoo, your words have such worthy weight.

    3 years ago

  • SunMoonLake

    SunMoonLake says:

    there is no total control but at least you are trying

    3 years ago

  • knotloopy

    knotloopy says:

    truly an inspiration. fabulously talented. thank you for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • luckylife

    luckylife says:

    Such an incredibly unique individual and such a beautifully done portrait. Truly...and I love when Yokoo says.." I grew up poor but, only because everyone else had money". Just brilliant. xo Melis

    3 years ago

  • happyestore

    happyestore says:

    love them.

    3 years ago

  • palomavintage

    palomavintage says:

    Ahh I hope I win!

    3 years ago

  • blytheking

    blytheking says:

    We love you, Yokoo!

    3 years ago

  • ConsecratedArt

    ConsecratedArt says:

    So, so beautiful

    3 years ago

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets says:

    Love the film, Pascal! I'd like to watch a feature length one next - got any of those?

    3 years ago

  • AwApplesauce

    AwApplesauce says:

    She's been on etsy for a long time, I'm so glad we finally got to hear what she had to say. I'm also glad that she said what I've been trying to say for so long, only much better than I've been able to :)

    3 years ago

  • FromtheAshes17554

    FromtheAshes17554 says:

    I love the chains! Oh and the wrap. And the hat. And, well...all of it!

    3 years ago

  • JameliaPugh1

    JameliaPugh1 says:

    I wish I had half of the discipline she had....I think shes amazing...

    3 years ago

  • windupgirl

    windupgirl says:

    such amazing work. i love getting to see artists who are so dedicated to their fabulous passions!

    3 years ago

  • slideshowvintage

    slideshowvintage says:

    maybe i'll win... just learning to knit and she's quite the inspiring little lady!

    3 years ago

  • slideshowvintage

    slideshowvintage says:

    quite the inspiring little lady! maybe i'll win...

    3 years ago

  • NingNingGong

    NingNingGong says:

    Enjoy to watch mini film, nicely done!

    3 years ago

  • TheSmallBrainStore

    TheSmallBrainStore says:

    Yokooooooo! I love your voice. It sounds like from an old movie. I love seeing how you work too. So inspirational. All the best to you. To Pascal: Beautiful video!

    3 years ago

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry says:

    This hit me right in the heart. Honest and beautiful. I'm a longtime fan of your work and your photography, Yokoo! Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • aimeerene

    aimeerene says:

    so beautiful & 15 hr per day...amazing!

    3 years ago

  • ihatebandages

    ihatebandages says:

    this was so... inspiring

    3 years ago

  • allisonmooney

    allisonmooney says:


    3 years ago

  • emilyanneswhimsy

    emilyanneswhimsy says:

    Absolutely beautiful...I'm ready to knit now.

    3 years ago

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations says:

    beautiful film. I've loved Yokoo's shop for quite some time.

    3 years ago

  • sewstainable

    sewstainable says:

    My heart is inflated by this.

    3 years ago

  • chachingck

    chachingck says:

    Quiet is important, I agree too. Thanks for a beautiful moment with you and your work.

    3 years ago

  • GiRLStreetVintage

    GiRLStreetVintage says:

    You are so inspiring! GiRLStreetVintage

    3 years ago

  • daisychainvintage

    daisychainvintage says:

    love yokoo's work and aesthetic. she's an amazing inspiration. i'm a big fan!

    3 years ago

  • Marvidrio

    Marvidrio says:

    Very inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • Ggestalt

    Ggestalt says:

    Yokoo and Pazcal's aesthetics seem to complement each other beautifully. Yokoo's story is amazing and inspiration to many.

    3 years ago

  • silvergelatin

    silvergelatin says:

    I've been a huge fan of Yokoo for so long!

    3 years ago

  • missadanna

    missadanna says:

    shes so fetch. the end.

    3 years ago

  • Ggestalt

    Ggestalt says:

    Yokoo and Pazcal's aesthetics seem to complement each other beautifully. Yokoo's story is a wonderful inspiration to many.

    3 years ago

  • thewhimsytrove

    thewhimsytrove says:

    I love the bit about creating a sub-world. That's so totally true.

    3 years ago

  • havenvintage

    havenvintage says:

    simply exquisite.

    3 years ago

  • MichelleTan

    MichelleTan says:

    I am amazed!

    3 years ago

  • infusion

    infusion says:

    This was the most beautiful handmade portrait I have yet seen. It was so great to hear your sweet voice speaking such words of wisdom. Yokoo, you are the people this world needs more of!

    3 years ago

  • LittleGreenSquirrel

    LittleGreenSquirrel says:

    “What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Thank you for sharing, Yokoo.

    3 years ago

  • thedancingwren

    thedancingwren says:

    very cool! i've admired Yokoo's work for some time know, as well as how her items are pictured. just beautiful! a great feature!

    3 years ago

  • copperinc

    copperinc says:

    really beautiful and inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • sevenblades

    sevenblades says:

    What an absolutely adorable hat!

    3 years ago

  • indiedanielle

    indiedanielle says:

    Yokoo, your voice sounds nice and your words are wise. Thoroughly enjoyed the video. Great work all around!

    3 years ago

  • ohthisnose

    ohthisnose says:

    xoxo yokoo yes!

    3 years ago

  • theblackstrap

    theblackstrap says:

    you deserve every ounce of success you have achieved, dear girl. stunning...touched my heart.

    3 years ago

  • hellosisilia

    hellosisilia says:

    Yes yes yes!! :]

    3 years ago

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie says:

    'yokoo' has striking talent & style, always love it when i come across her work, her pieces must be magnificent in person! xo

    3 years ago

  • Iknitoo

    Iknitoo says:

    AMAZING what you can do with a hook and yarn and the endearing person that you are.

    3 years ago

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals says:

    Love love love your creations =D

    3 years ago

  • klinker

    klinker says:

    It's compelling that you said we need to creat a subworld to protect us. I'm not sure what I think of that, but it was interesting.

    3 years ago

  • iamcorinne Admin

    iamcorinne says:


    3 years ago

  • baboomplanet

    baboomplanet says:

    What does the name Yokoo means? I believe words have their own spirit and so does names. If I translated it into my own words it would be 幽酷. 幽: serene and tranquil, 酷: bold or unyieldingly. When opposite attracts, that is when art is born.

    3 years ago

  • FloriaVintage

    FloriaVintage says:

    I'm not compelled to comment often, but that was seriously inspirational. Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • designlab443

    designlab443 says:

    Truly a lovely video! I am wondering what Yokoo would look like with a giant smile. And what does her laugh sound like? She seems so very mysterious. Here's to 1000 more of your handmade creations!

    3 years ago

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin says:

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED your story makes one THINK. THANK YOU

    3 years ago

  • JustSimpleTakes

    JustSimpleTakes says:

    the video: breathtaking. the work: astonishing.

    3 years ago

  • rachelchayes

    rachelchayes says:

    love love love. i wish i had 15 hours a day to crochet!

    3 years ago

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin says:

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED your story makes one THINK> THANKS

    3 years ago

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage says:

    LOVE! Always wanted one of her pieces <3

    3 years ago

  • topsyturvydesign

    topsyturvydesign says:

    An Etsy icon

    3 years ago

  • DagnyKream

    DagnyKream says:

    very cool <3

    3 years ago

  • TheBlackSpotBooks

    TheBlackSpotBooks says:

    One of the most inspiring little bits I have experienced in a long time. Shortly after watching it, my husband and I danced like pinballs to a waltz amidst obstacles scattered by too much work.

    3 years ago

  • handmaderomance

    handmaderomance says:

    love this handmade portrait. so nice to see a little more about yokoo she certainly has a mysteriousness to her. which i love too. great video! keep it up x

    3 years ago

  • ThreeBlooms

    ThreeBlooms says:

    "any one lived in a pretty how town with up so floating many bells down spring summer autumn winter he sang his didn't he danced his did..."

    3 years ago

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox says:

    Beautiful - thank you for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • ohmydoi

    ohmydoi says:

    Simply Amazing!

    3 years ago

  • randitan

    randitan says:

    A sparkling few moments of a unique life. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • joclothing

    joclothing says:

    Very inspiring, beautiful work.

    3 years ago

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt says:

    wow....the artist and the film

    3 years ago

  • notwofish

    notwofish says:

    Oh, her things are lovely.

    3 years ago

  • baboom

    baboom says:

    Amazing girl

    3 years ago

  • skyinheaven

    skyinheaven says:

    hope your wrists/hands stay in top shape!

    3 years ago

  • KnittedOaks

    KnittedOaks says:

    I'm a huge fan of Yokoo every since that NY Times article featured her for her amazing oversized cowls!

    3 years ago

  • becausemaybe

    becausemaybe says:

    the most refreshing way to end this long day of work. the english thompson is definitely my fav!

    3 years ago

  • roscata

    roscata says:

    Amazing... I've been following Yokoo's shop for years and this spotlight was great! What an inspiration to other Etseans!

    3 years ago

  • thespunmonkey

    thespunmonkey says:

    Sweetness... ...inspiring.

    3 years ago

  • zandeezy

    zandeezy says:

    Great video! That is a LOT of things to have been made by one person. AMAZING!

    3 years ago

  • HelloShoes

    HelloShoes says:

    Those who cant crochet- "Buy". though I wish I could:)

    3 years ago

  • choisette

    choisette says:

    ugh, woody allen.

    3 years ago

  • yevgenia

    yevgenia says:

    what an awesome video! Pascal, Yokoo - brilliant!!!

    3 years ago

  • TuscaloosaRoad

    TuscaloosaRoad says:

    you are such an important addition to Etsy, Yokoo! Congratulations for such great success.

    3 years ago

  • CopperWoodNow

    CopperWoodNow says:

    You are so spot on. Your thoughts regarding silence, the nature of creating, and the rewards of being good at what you do, resonate so strongly with my own-- and others'-- often unspoken feelings and thoughts. Being "born to create" is topped only by the opportunity to live the maker's life. Thank you for putting into words such inspiring ideas. Wonderful, Yokoo!!! (And kudos to Pascal on an excellent work, too!)

    3 years ago

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage says:

    That was such a wonderful video for handmade portraits. I might not be able to enter the sweeps but I've loved Yokoos shop for a long while and I'm happy to see she has such success.

    3 years ago

  • makepienotwar

    makepienotwar says:

    love this chick's shop. keep the radness coming!

    3 years ago

  • ldoxtater551

    ldoxtater551 says:

    "when good artists create work from the need to be loved they do their best" I'm going to start right now!

    3 years ago

  • RoyalPrincess

    RoyalPrincess says:

    Lovely !!! Love your work

    3 years ago

  • ReFabulous

    ReFabulous says:

    I've been an admirer for quite some time, and I really enjoyed the little film. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • bitterwaterbreeze

    bitterwaterbreeze says:

    Lovely, evocative video, such a beautiful working environment.

    3 years ago

  • imadeyouabeard

    imadeyouabeard says:

    such a lovely video! yokoo is one of my favorite sellers, and was so sweet to me when i wrote to her after i finally joined etsy. a real etsy treasure, indeed.

    3 years ago

  • LarkinAndLarkin

    LarkinAndLarkin says:

    i have never seen piedmont park look more beautiful than when it's in yokoo's photos and this moving picture has moved me to a tear. be still my heart. this is total perfection.

    3 years ago

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin says:

    I've always been an admirer! Congratulations on all your success Yokoo!!

    3 years ago

  • ikoutsenko

    ikoutsenko says:

    I enjoy your photos as much as the work.

    3 years ago

  • pixiebell

    pixiebell says:

    Woah ..the e.e. cumming's quote has always been one of my fav's too! So great to finally put a voice to a face and talent. I have more in common with her than I knew ..and it is somehow comforting and "sisterhood" like.

    3 years ago

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux says:

    love her joy...beautifully done!

    3 years ago

  • artbywinona

    artbywinona says:

    Someday I will have one of your creations. I love them all!

    3 years ago

  • sineminugur

    sineminugur says:

    really beautiful!!!

    3 years ago

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy says:

    Absolutely amazing.

    3 years ago

  • davisesq212

    davisesq212 says:

    Finally a product that is different than the rest and such a stunningly film. Props Pazcal! davisesq212 at aol dot com

    3 years ago

  • kariestrada

    kariestrada says:

    I love Yokoo's work, she's pretty talented and never stops working. I know we'll be hearing about her for a long time :)

    3 years ago

  • anniehambright

    anniehambright says:

    Wow, what an inspiration.

    3 years ago

  • anniehambright

    anniehambright says:

    What an inspiration!

    3 years ago

  • ArcSquare

    ArcSquare says:

    beautiful film! GIRL, YOU ARE SO INSPIRING! xoxo

    3 years ago

  • maevoreen

    maevoreen says:

    Such an amazing philosopher for so young a woman! Yokoo, you have many of the answers already. Great video also!

    3 years ago

  • alicestudio

    alicestudio says:

    Beautifully made film. Silence, silence, silence - how precious it is in this world we live in.

    3 years ago

  • VeloNoir

    VeloNoir says:

    I saw the film twice just to take it all in and savour all that is inspiring about your story. Indeed, one is here to live one's life and not only exist. You have become an inspiration to those of us who desire to create with our own hands, no matter how small.

    3 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Good morning ! Wake up world with this brillant history !

    3 years ago


    ARTinVENICE says:

    very inspiring! thank you

    3 years ago

  • kissadesign

    kissadesign says:

    so beautiful. lyrical. I relate to "15 hours a day". love.

    3 years ago

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta says:

    Beautiful portrait, beautifully filmed!

    3 years ago

  • HappyHuismus

    HappyHuismus says:

    Amazing piece of film, I so enjoyed viewing this.. thank you!

    3 years ago

  • rozzie

    rozzie says:

    Great photography and products - congrats Yokoo

    3 years ago

  • djkes

    djkes says:

    beautiful.. yes, we all need to create our own little worlds to be able to keep up with (and survive in) the ever so big one... thanks yokoo.. good reminder to just be authentic.. to be who we really are. that's a good achievement in life to obtain.. if not the ultimate.. thanks

    3 years ago

  • BizimSupplies

    BizimSupplies says:

    Such lovely work!

    3 years ago

  • longwalks

    longwalks says:

    Oooh beautiful! I hope I win. I love your mantra.

    3 years ago

  • maldemer

    maldemer says:

    Wow, impressive video, so beautiful and true !

    3 years ago

  • sabahnur

    sabahnur says:

    oh i am fan of Yokoo. so stylish she is!

    3 years ago

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet says:

    awesomeee..I love YOKOOO.. congrats PASCAL.. good work ..

    3 years ago

  • Evajune

    Evajune says:

    Amazing! It gave me the chills.

    3 years ago

  • littlefever

    littlefever says:

    So impressive!!

    3 years ago

  • ShebboDesign

    ShebboDesign says:

    WOW! Inspiring!!! I really enjoyed to much to watch this film! Yokoo you are super! I love your style! And I really love your mantra!

    3 years ago

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles says:

    absolutely beautiful...hauntingly unique.

    3 years ago

  • dinotina

    dinotina says:

    The thick knits and the huge pom pom's are lovely!

    3 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    This is for you :)) Cheers

    3 years ago

  • MonkeysOnTheRoof

    MonkeysOnTheRoof says:

    I love her spirit and her ability to be comfortable working in a way that suits her...not anyone else!

    3 years ago

  • bunnybum

    bunnybum says:

    this is a beautiful piece of work. congratulations to all involved!

    3 years ago

  • buciorelli

    buciorelli says:

    I too am a fibre artist and love your creations! I know what it takes!

    3 years ago

  • reiddamnit

    reiddamnit says:

    I think this is my favourite handmade portrait yet, and Yokoo's work is beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • wendigratz

    wendigratz says:

    Lovely video. I think some of my favorite bits were where he focused on her hands at work.

    3 years ago

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle says:

    Love it..thanks!

    3 years ago

  • robinpix

    robinpix says:

    I like Yokoo's description of creating her own world, how she finds inspiration and quiet. The video is gorgeously filmed and love the details especially Yokoo's silhouettes throughout, close-up of her hands working, the small nuances of her delicate but specific actions to maintain the tranquility in her home. I felt a sense of calm watching this video. Lovely. Thank you so much for sharing from both the videographer, Pascal, and Yokoo for inviting us into her creative environment and personal space.

    3 years ago

  • imaginebelievecreate

    imaginebelievecreate says:

    You are so brave to showcase such a deeply personal philosophy. I am sure people feelit when they wear you scarves.

    3 years ago

  • MollyPolk

    MollyPolk says:

    What a lovely video! Everything was so calm and peaceful. Even the sound of her voice is soothing. And of course i love her work! Congratulations Yokoo!

    3 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    Beautiful work I love Yokoo's snuggly scarfs!

    3 years ago

  • ImagineStudio

    ImagineStudio says:

    Beautiful video! Amazing portrait of a beautiful artist.

    3 years ago

  • SweetTreat

    SweetTreat says:

    Yokoo! So beautiful! Such talent! You inspire me!

    3 years ago

  • depuis

    depuis says:

    This might be the best Hamdmade Portrait, Pazcal. I love your voice Yokoo! "I grew up poor but only because everyone else had money." Wow!

    3 years ago

  • Viverre

    Viverre says:

    The video is so beautiful. I love it. :)

    3 years ago

  • JahzaraDesign

    JahzaraDesign says:

    Truly amazing, inspiring, and just dope. A big reminder why artist are so needed in this world in order to make it go round. 1luv

    3 years ago

  • TCaponePhoto

    TCaponePhoto says:

    That just made my morning... if an Etsy Handmade Portrait could win an Oscar for best short film/cinematography it should. That was beautiful! I have always loved Yokoo's work and this makes me love it even more! Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • SouthernSkirts

    SouthernSkirts says:

    Ack! Was feeling uninspired this morning, but not anymore. Terrific film! And I love the chunky crochet. It's all about the chunky.

    3 years ago

  • yimmekedesign

    yimmekedesign says:

    Such pose, so serene, gracious and beautiful.Such great camera work. Silence,we do need that in this wild noisy world of ours.

    3 years ago

  • madeinlowell

    madeinlowell says:

    LOVE! Yes, I imagine I am making a "sub-world" with my felt as well.

    3 years ago

  • babyjives

    babyjives says:

    Such lovely work and such a beautiful life. 15 hours a day to work sounds amazing.

    3 years ago

  • gbnyc

    gbnyc says:

    Wonderful work. Very inspiring.

    3 years ago

  • jasoncschweitzer

    jasoncschweitzer says:

    Beautiful piece and beautiful work, Yokoo!

    3 years ago

  • inkleadpaint

    inkleadpaint says:

    thank you.

    3 years ago

  • gardenjewels

    gardenjewels says:

    This is incredibly Beautiful Yokoo and quite inspiring ~ Thank you for sharing it with us!

    3 years ago

  • LoopApparel

    LoopApparel says:

    the quiet is so beautiful, you can practically hear the fog.

    3 years ago

  • LilacsLovables

    LilacsLovables says:

    Wow! Just... well, wonderful. The way creating should be. A way of dreaming, a way of thinking... A way of living life. In the dictionary under the word inspiration should be a picture of you, Yokoo. Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • mrsmatthewcampos

    mrsmatthewcampos says:

    excellent video, beautiful work

    3 years ago

  • mrsmatthewcampos

    mrsmatthewcampos says:

    excellent video, beautiful work

    3 years ago

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy says:

    In her featured seller interview, this is how Yokoo completed this sentence - "In ten years I'd like to be..." "... I will be on an Etsy Video-Blog smashing a stranger’s digital camera into a hundred pieces at the LAX Airport. All while wearing a Louis Vuitton customized, High School Backpack and Carrera sunglasses." Oh my, close enough :)

    3 years ago

  • soboco

    soboco says:

    Is that Hitchcock I hear and original chunky designs? A girl after my own heart. love love.

    3 years ago

  • Jessica5

    Jessica5 says:

    made my morning! thankee

    3 years ago

  • swankysongbird

    swankysongbird says:

    Simply A M A Z I N G! best handmade portrait yet!

    3 years ago

  • BettyBee

    BettyBee says:

    Your work is stunningly structural and beautiful! Thanks for sharing your story.

    3 years ago

  • sewstainable

    sewstainable says:

    Often times the things that go unsaid are what everyone needs to hear...Yokoo managed to sum up many of the artistic and creative feelings that I was never able to conjure up before. The film got my head and heart spinning with inspiration and new ideas. Lovely.

    3 years ago

  • juliani

    juliani says:

    Amazingly peacefull :)

    3 years ago

  • HouseThatCrowBuilt

    HouseThatCrowBuilt says:

    I wanted to be there. Seriously. Great portrait on a very remarkable person. Thank you for letting us see a little part of your life, Yokoo.

    3 years ago

  • zime

    zime says:

    I love you YOKOO!!!!

    3 years ago

  • hodgepodgefarm

    hodgepodgefarm says:

    long live CROCHET!!!! this is a beautiful portrait...

    3 years ago

  • lovercraft

    lovercraft says:

    Beautiful and so inspiring.

    3 years ago

  • good4you

    good4you says:


    3 years ago

  • laceyjk

    laceyjk says:

    How funny, just stumbled upon this shop the other day! BEAUTIFUL WORK. I desperately want one of the triangle scarves! XOXO

    3 years ago

  • humbleraelord

    humbleraelord says:

    This is a lovely portrait. Thanks.

    3 years ago

  • mittensohmy

    mittensohmy says:

    she's an inspiration. her work is gorgeous!

    3 years ago

  • KrystalCirca1984

    KrystalCirca1984 says:

    I am coocoo for Yokoo!

    3 years ago

  • PetiteHouse

    PetiteHouse says:

    the best portrait i've seen so far. beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • andbytheway

    andbytheway says:

    the short is so beautifully created. it really emphasize who Yokoo is inside and out. i would graciously like to thank Pascal, Yokoo and others for being passionate about creating.

    3 years ago

  • cudascuts

    cudascuts says:


    3 years ago

  • cudascuts

    cudascuts says:


    3 years ago

  • nowonder

    nowonder says:

    Stunning pictures!! I especially love he first one!

    3 years ago

  • minniehaha

    minniehaha says:

    Love Yookoo, a bit disconcerted when a facebook associate made a picture of her his profile pic. He aint no Yookoo

    3 years ago

  • TheFeltElf

    TheFeltElf says:

    Really tranquil and inspiring. Beautifully shot too.

    3 years ago

  • suavetortilla

    suavetortilla says:


    3 years ago

  • nikiajeffers

    nikiajeffers says:

    So glad to have recently discovered Yokoo!! She is an awesome designer and the video shows she's an intriguing individual. LOVE! P.S. The production of this film is beyond AMAZING.

    3 years ago

  • bluedogcollections

    bluedogcollections says:

    Beautifully filmed... beautiful subject. Thanks for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • whitehaus

    whitehaus says:

    fantastic message, beautiful video. i've been enjoying yokoo's work for awhile now. very glad to see this.

    3 years ago

  • perfectequation

    perfectequation says:

    Yokoo is so wonderful!

    3 years ago

  • midwestgirlsoap

    midwestgirlsoap says:

    I love her commitment to all facets of her business! That showshow much she loves her work.

    3 years ago

  • anabelzenith

    anabelzenith says:

    simply beautiful&inspiring.

    3 years ago

  • cozystudio

    cozystudio says:

    yokoo is brilliant i dream of owning one of her art works i think of the joy and beauty it would bring me so thrilled for this woman and etsy for bringing her inspiring life to my eyes

    3 years ago

  • starstop

    starstop says:

    watching that left a real impression on me. amazing and simple and beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • ylaine

    ylaine says:

    I'm in awe of Yokoo's work ethic and talent! I would love to win this hat!!

    3 years ago

  • AMothersArt

    AMothersArt says:

    Watching Yokoo's video was like looking into a window of my own world, although I didn't know it until now. If that even makes sense. Yokoo's story brought tears to my eyes. I now feel I understand myself a little more. Through this video, thoughts that I have and ways I go about doing things seem more clear and have more of a purpose. Thank you Yokoo or should I call you Yokoo for sharing your story.

    3 years ago

  • leapinggazelle

    leapinggazelle says:

    oh my.... Yokoo, your quiet words carry such depth and power that transcend your beautiful work. Pascal, this one was brilliant. truly. wow.

    3 years ago

  • ModishVintage

    ModishVintage says:

    just beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • HopeChestHome

    HopeChestHome says:

    Yokoo, I love the video. The whole presentation is beautifully executed and marvelous. Well done

    3 years ago

  • sopchan

    sopchan says:

    What else is there to say? Awesome and inspiring. What I love most is the combination of the practical, the beautiful and the innovative - hard to achieve, but once there, how can it fail?

    3 years ago

  • sopchan

    sopchan says:

    "I love being hardcore" YES!!!

    3 years ago

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker says:

    Simply beautiful. Thank you all.

    3 years ago

  • yarnyumminess

    yarnyumminess says:

    that was beautiful, the film making and yokoo herself! bravo!

    3 years ago

  • fidgetfinds

    fidgetfinds says:

    Absolutely amazing knitwear, love her pieces.

    3 years ago

  • CarolinaCottage

    CarolinaCottage says:

    That was awesome!! Beautiful imagery and spot-on editing.

    3 years ago

  • GennieCatastrophe

    GennieCatastrophe says:


    3 years ago

  • ginigaunt

    ginigaunt says:

    I love your quiet ways and your great wisdom!!! You are right with the world. May God bless you. Very good job!

    3 years ago

  • elotesyum

    elotesyum says:

    you're all sorts amazing yokoo.

    3 years ago

  • elly80

    elly80 says:

    i'm so fascinated by this woman's work--usually i prefer the look of knitting to crochet, but Yokoo's take on crochet is so whimsical and fun. i would love to own one of her pieces!

    3 years ago

  • browniec019

    browniec019 says:

    love her story and the beautiful craftsmanship <3.

    3 years ago

  • RustBeltThreads

    RustBeltThreads says:

    Holy amazing. Love her work.

    3 years ago

  • CoCoNoelle

    CoCoNoelle says:

    Have to say...LOVIN' the Esty! I appreciate the outlet for folks with a creative talent.

    3 years ago

  • ailisfinlay

    ailisfinlay says:

    You're fascinating as an individual and artist. How nice to hear your voice.

    3 years ago

  • CloseUpbyKym

    CloseUpbyKym says:

    I love the video. I appreciate the silence as well for creativity! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • BarnabyHuxley

    BarnabyHuxley says:

    I love the dedication to craft!

    3 years ago

  • dandygirl79

    dandygirl79 says:

    such a cute hat!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • jmcquistion

    jmcquistion says:

    loved the comment about the poem

    3 years ago

  • claudiamcq

    claudiamcq says:

    So great! I'll take one for sure!

    3 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:


    3 years ago

  • chinapixie

    chinapixie says:

    i <3 the hat and the video!

    3 years ago

  • strawberryoverdose

    strawberryoverdose says:

    Beautifully filmed and quietly inspiring me to be hardcore. Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • briar

    briar says:

    I really, *really* loved this one. I want to be friends with Yokoo...

    3 years ago

  • kiitsch

    kiitsch says:

    so beautiful, so inspiring, "the realisation that you are in control of your own life", that is special and so easy to forget, you make it look easy to take charge, it takes a lot more balls which you obviously have such a trust in yourself is inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • isabellaslittleshop

    isabellaslittleshop says:

    inspiration. i peruse yokoo's shop when i'm feeling down. her art makes me happy.

    3 years ago

  • FreeAza7

    FreeAza7 says:

    i can understand needing to have a world of your own i have to create one every day..but love your work and your story

    3 years ago

  • thiefandbandit

    thiefandbandit says:

    I'm so inspired! Thank you Yokoo! xo Amie

    3 years ago

  • leperson

    leperson says:

    silence is so rare, more precious than rain in the desert

    3 years ago

  • arietzke

    arietzke says:

    absolutely stunning on both accounts.

    3 years ago

  • jackielehmann

    jackielehmann says:


    3 years ago

  • cutandsewn

    cutandsewn says:

    such wonderful, cozy crochet goodness!

    3 years ago

  • Hammermann

    Hammermann says:

    What an awesome hat! It would make a nice gift to my wife.

    3 years ago

  • katherinejean

    katherinejean says:

    "Giving up his hopes, compromising one's dreams, is like putting on a grey hat." inspiring. thank you. someone put one on me without my even knowing. keep up the incredible work.

    3 years ago

  • IngridJones

    IngridJones says:

    I love your words on creating art from the need to be loved. I never looked at it that way before. What a revelation..thanks..

    3 years ago

  • MarkWickens

    MarkWickens says:

    i like it. i like it a lot. x ∞.

    3 years ago

  • sewbeau

    sewbeau says:

    Wow. I've been such a fan of your work for so long, but after seeing this video you've really reminded me about a lot of important things that we, as people, as artists, should always be thinking about. I really love and agree with so much of what you talk about in the video, and I'm so glad that some one else thinks that making THAT many pieces of art, clothing, whatever, by hand, as a representation of oneself, is also, like, such a beautiful thing!

    3 years ago

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  • hach

    hach says:


    3 years ago

  • evelaine

    evelaine says:

    This portrait feels much like a short film which I enjoy watching over and over again, because it is so heart felt and poetic. Thank you Yokoo!

    3 years ago

  • AmelieAPoulain

    AmelieAPoulain says:

    This is incredibly inspiring. Thank you. <3

    3 years ago

  • humunuku

    humunuku says:

    thanks for sharing. lovely!

    3 years ago

  • purpletelescope

    purpletelescope says:

    beautifully shot! great accessories. fantastically interesting woman leading.

    3 years ago

  • tvoja

    tvoja says:

    Thank you for being you.

    3 years ago

  • staceyrebecca

    staceyrebecca says:

    Holy cow Pascal! What a beautifully made film!

    3 years ago

  • ZiBagz

    ZiBagz says:

    ~ Thank you Yokoo for showing us a glimmer of your self... You are truly an inspiration of quiet elegance ~

    3 years ago

  • byKEONA

    byKEONA says:

    This is by far my favorite film!

    3 years ago

  • nusnus

    nusnus says:

    An extremely inspiring film and person. Yokoo, you deserve your etsy success! A wonderful portrait and an amazing voice!

    3 years ago

  • gmgauthi

    gmgauthi says:

    I admire Yokoo's passion, intensity, and sense of self. To be that free is truly a great thing to see.

    3 years ago

  • Middleburg

    Middleburg says:

    I followed a link to see this and...I'm in awe of you, it is like watching poetry and beauty and so very inspiring.

    3 years ago

  • FallenAngela

    FallenAngela says:

    I <3 how you never actually see Yokoo speak & that you don't really see her face until the very end. Perfect. I live in Honolulu so it's too hot for scarves & hats, but I constantly stalk items at her store. I'm thrilled because I will be moving back to the "mainland" for work by mid year. I plan to splurge on one of Yokoo's lovingly created works as I start my journey in a new place!

    3 years ago

  • sharkskeepmoving

    sharkskeepmoving says:

    I realize this came out in November, but I am seeing it for the first time right now. This is the most honest and intimate Etsy handmade portrait I've seen yet. I sincerely love that it was styled in a narrative instead of an interview. This got right to my heart. Beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • LeshasWorkshop

    LeshasWorkshop says:

    This was such a better insight into her work than the featured seller interview, and I really enjoyed learning more about her passion and process....thanks yokoo for sharing - its means alot to all of us

    3 years ago

  • LeshasWorkshop

    LeshasWorkshop says:

    This was such a better insight into her work than the featured seller interview, and I really enjoyed learning more about her passion and process....thanks yokoo for sharing - its means alot to all of us

    3 years ago

  • BlissForest

    BlissForest says:

    This was beautiful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    3 years ago

  • BlissForest

    BlissForest says:

    This was beautiful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    3 years ago

  • adorned7

    adorned7 says:

    Very cool...I get it!

    3 years ago

  • BlissForest

    BlissForest says:

    This was beautiful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    3 years ago

  • beadweaver

    beadweaver says:

    I love Yokoo's work and have been a big fan of hers since discovering her on Etsy a few years ago. Her work has both class and style, her photos are fabulous, and her work ethic admirable! I wish all the best to her!!!

    3 years ago

  • MySelvagedLife

    MySelvagedLife says:

    Yokoo - you're an original and an inspiration. Lots of posers try to copy, but they've got nothing on you. You are a true Etsy celebrity. and best of all? You're humble and kind enough to respond to convo's, comment on treasuries, and offer up interesting converstation. Bravo! And this video? wonderfully done!

    3 years ago

  • blackbirdtees

    blackbirdtees says:

    The best thing I've seen in some time. Beautifully made, thoughtful, and inspiring. Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • StelmaDesigns

    StelmaDesigns says:

    I enjoyed that so much...lovely visuals and so true to what you are. Wishing you the best!

    3 years ago

  • StelmaDesigns

    StelmaDesigns says:

    I enjoyed that so much...lovely visuals and so true to what you are. Wishing you the best!

    3 years ago

  • stillnessjourney

    stillnessjourney says:

    So good so true. beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • teconlene

    teconlene says:

    Great video!

    3 years ago

  • KerreraSkye

    KerreraSkye says:

    I loved this! Yokoo, what a beautiful piece of film and how interesting to see you work (so quickly!). I also loved your calm, feminine voice - I expected you to have a completely different accent. Good luck with everything, you deserve it.

    3 years ago

  • gabeadz

    gabeadz says:

    Very lovely video and Yokoo is a great artist...congrats Yokoo!

    3 years ago

  • manmanku

    manmanku says:

    I really love this and I will share it on my blog :)

    3 years ago

  • rondaLeblanc

    rondaLeblanc says:

    Thank you Yokoo, I enjoyed this video and sooo resonate with the idea that we do create our reality. Yours is amazing!

    3 years ago

  • MellowMe

    MellowMe says:

    I love E.E. Cummings! I carry your heart(I carry it in my heart) is the best poem ever written. Video is lovely.

    3 years ago

  • Yokoo

    Yokoo says:

    I have read and appreciated every single last comment! Thank you all very much for your support over the years!!! xo,, YOKOO

    3 years ago

  • ricochetwaves

    ricochetwaves says:

    better late than never; your peace is contagious. thank you for sharing a sliver of your story. i feel inspired.

    3 years ago

  • goldminetrash

    goldminetrash says:

    This gal is brilliant and wise beyond her years. And she's exactly what the world needs more of: artisans committed to quality and integrity.

    3 years ago

  • FBmind

    FBmind says:


    3 years ago

  • angpange

    angpange says:


    3 years ago

  • LaMeowVintage

    LaMeowVintage says:

    truly amazing! what she does seems almost humanly impossible.

    3 years ago

  • enterthegreenhouse

    enterthegreenhouse says:

    So touching. Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • camillechung

    camillechung says:

    I love your portrait. It is so full of inspiration. Thank you Yokoo and Pascal for making this beautiful video!!!

    2 years ago

  • soleilcrochet

    soleilcrochet says:

    You've inspired me, Yokoo...and I am so glad there are people like you in the world. Truly creative, truly yourself, and that's why your work is so beautiful. Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • bonnieolsson

    bonnieolsson says:

    i love yokoo, and i love this video!

    2 years ago

  • ananwang

    ananwang says:

    Breathtaking video! Make me want to cry! What a beautiful thing to be able to create, knit, and make someone happy!

    2 years ago

  • cescadesigns

    cescadesigns says:

    Stunningly beautiful piece!

    2 years ago

  • marymedrano

    marymedrano says:

    I love this video, and Yokoo's work. Beautiful in every respect.

    2 years ago

  • odelay03

    odelay03 says:

    A little late to the party. Very pretty piece of film. Yokoo, I could not agree more that life is for living, not for just existing. Living one's own truth is so important. Am so happy you are adhering to this. XO, M.

    2 years ago

  • CypressHouse

    CypressHouse says:

    Yokoo, I find youand your work are very inspiring! :)

    2 years ago

  • dalsee

    dalsee says:

    AWESOME ! ---- (yes i'm yelling that)

    2 years ago

  • Ratt

    Ratt says:

    Yokoo! Your work is wonderful. Your story and process are inspiring.

    2 years ago

  • KatScratchBeadWorks

    KatScratchBeadWorks says:

    Perfect! So inspiring and beautiful. Great portrait film.

    2 years ago

  • joshklangley

    joshklangley says:

    This video on you is a religious experience. The depth of you and your work is profound and beautiful. Deeply moving.

    2 years ago

  • judithar321

    judithar321 says:

    You are in control of your own life. Truly, these are words to live by. Truly liberating.

    2 years ago

  • fieldjournal

    fieldjournal says:

    "There's no room to be mediocre, and it's not because I have some kind of like, disorder. It's simply because I enjoy, immensely, being great." Love this!

    2 years ago

  • herd

    herd says:

    yay! I love yokoo immensely!

    2 years ago

  • DORALstyle

    DORALstyle says:

    So many aspects of Yokoo are close to perfection and the fact that she takes part in every facet of her work from idea to design to knitting to modeling and photographing is brilliant. So smart, in fact, that one can only admire her discipline, skill and originality for the pure art of it as well as the enterprise. I certainly do hope she takes her vitamins and gets enough sleep as well! Bravo, Yokoo! You have our attention and may you go far!!!

    2 years ago

  • KarlasKraftKorner

    KarlasKraftKorner says:

    Yokoo is a true inspiration. To take a love of fiber, style and cozy connection and make it into a successful one woman cottage industry is very difficult indeed. Do do it with such panache is very unique. I love to watch her, to see what she comes up with next.

    2 years ago

  • teryyo

    teryyo says:

    Beautiful expressions. Beautiful journey. Beautiful work.

    2 years ago

  • KagoKadae

    KagoKadae says:

    Interesting pieces and Yokoo have such a unique graceful look. Her face just attracts me to look at her. :)

    2 years ago

  • RetroRachelville

    RetroRachelville says:

    i'm so glad I got to watch this story, i've been sad lately and Yokoo's words cheered me up and her voice is so calming. lovely. thank you.

    2 years ago

  • brownsugarhoney

    brownsugarhoney says:

    beautiful sounds and beautiful story!!!

    2 years ago

  • earthfirestudios

    earthfirestudios says:

    I absolutely loved this. Thank you so much!

    2 years ago

  • secondmercedes

    secondmercedes says:

    I thought I would share the whole poem... somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond by E. E. Cummings somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond any experience,your eyes have their silence: in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which i cannot touch because they are too near your slightest look easily will unclose me though i have closed myself as fingers, you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens (touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose or if your wish be to close me, i and my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly, as when the heart of this flower imagines the snow carefully everywhere descending; nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals the power of your intense fragility:whose texture compels me with the color of its countries, rendering death and forever with each breathing (i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens;only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses) nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

    2 years ago

  • quinnknits

    quinnknits says:

    Loved your story, I crave silence.

    2 years ago

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects says:

    You are beautiful.

    2 years ago

  • goosegreaseundone

    goosegreaseundone says:

    we love it.

    2 years ago

  • SoyabeanBaby

    SoyabeanBaby says:

    That hat is on my to buy list, so I'd love to win one instead! 3 cheers for local sellers!

    2 years ago

  • caseygrenier

    caseygrenier says:

    I also believe silence is important, especially when you live in a busy city.

    2 years ago

  • enchiladamama

    enchiladamama says:

    Film was quiet and its subject. Good advice to us who struggle to categorize ourselves and thrive as artists. "Artist" is a new way of looking at myself and yet, haven't I always been one? How did I not know? Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • kathiroussel

    kathiroussel says:

    this feature made me cry--- from your words and work to the beautiful film by pascal. meaningful and inspiring. i so appreciate your devotion yokoo-- the very best to you.

    2 years ago

  • TallulahsSoaps

    TallulahsSoaps says:

    Your work is beautiful. You are beautiful.

    2 years ago

  • teetoo

    teetoo says:

    So lovely. Thank you. I will certainly be considering my own silence and hard work in the coming days...

    2 years ago

  • highfalutin3

    highfalutin3 says:

    in control of my own life. i totally get it. and i get your designs 2!

    2 years ago

  • Melindamilkshake

    Melindamilkshake says:

    Just lovely. That's all.

    2 years ago

  • fastrunningfox

    fastrunningfox says:

    thank you for sharing your words and thoughts with us - I am totally inspired and enthralled!

    2 years ago

  • MoxyFoxDesigns

    MoxyFoxDesigns says:

    Boy .... that was refreshing and unusual.

    2 years ago

  • rt657889

    rt657889 says:

    wow. i am so in love with this. beautiful pieces, beautiful film.

    2 years ago

  • RoyalCompany

    RoyalCompany says:

    love love LOVE this video and your items are beautiful!!!!

    2 years ago

  • BeaKez

    BeaKez says:

    Great video. Really like your work.

    2 years ago

  • forqueenvictoria

    forqueenvictoria says:

    This has got to be the most beautiful thing I've seen in so long.

    2 years ago

  • Treasure2Remember

    Treasure2Remember says:

    That was moving, inspiring and beautiful. Great work, the both of you, totally brilliant. We can all relate. Thanks for sharing. Never give up...ever.:)

    2 years ago

  • seaoats

    seaoats says:

    i've always loved your work.....

    2 years ago

  • NopalitoVintageMore

    NopalitoVintageMore says:

    Wow, wow, wow. I'm sending this to my daughter!!!!

    2 years ago

  • LittleBirdLucy

    LittleBirdLucy says:

    Inspiring! Hats off to you!

    2 years ago

  • musibatty

    musibatty says:

    This is pure poetry, Pascal's video and Yokoo's wisdom and presence. I am inspired. Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • HanieBCreations

    HanieBCreations says:


    2 years ago

  • SameheartDesigns

    SameheartDesigns says:

    From this video, I got the message which is one of the most important on Earth right now : just be yourself.

    2 years ago

  • shiozawa

    shiozawa says:

    I heart you!

    2 years ago

  • shiozawa

    shiozawa says:

    I heart you and your work!!

    2 years ago

  • BMJT

    BMJT says:

    The queen hipster.

    2 years ago


    APRJEWELS says:

    I like you story.

    2 years ago

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier says:

    In a world of incessant noise, silence IS golden! Great portrait!

    2 years ago

  • Knitarelli
  • coclico

    coclico says:


    2 years ago

  • Craftelina

    vik and ig from Craftelina says:

    This is one of the best films about artists i have ever seen. great job, genuine, sensitive and very accurate and artistic. Yokoo with her both shops is great. Moved my heart to make her acquaintance over Etsy media. Wishing her best of luck! Cheers!

    2 years ago

  • recycledwares

    Nerrissa W from RecycledWares says:

    How did I miss this a year ago? Love, Love, Love the video. Great work, great person.

    2 years ago

  • BeasJewels

    Bea from BeasJewels says:

    Beautiful video and beautiful work ♥

    2 years ago

  • gbsupplies

    gbsupplies from gbsupplies says:

    I love this film

    2 years ago

  • KellyConnorDesigns

    Kelly Connor from KellyConnorDesigns says:

    Such a beautiful film, and i am a little bit in love with Yokoo : )

    2 years ago

  • oddSirenVintage

    Odd Siren from oddSirenVintage says:

    When I first came across Yokoo's store some time ago, I was amazed at how beautiful her work was. This video has only made me admire her even more.

    1 year ago

  • JasminBlancBoutique

    Erika Iozsa from JasminBlancBoutique says:

    You are truly amazing! I watched this video in one breath...

    1 year ago

  • TheVintageHandbag

    JK from TheVintageHandbag says:

    Hi, I just discovered your shop and work and must say, "I LOVE it"! I appreciate your view on carving out your own little peaceful world. Your creativity is amazing and bee-u-ti-ful.

    1 year ago

  • angelesbobrik

    Angeles Bobrik from CarnivalLab says:

    Beautiful, perfect <3

    1 year ago

  • Yaloo

    Yaloo from Yaloo says:

    Fantastic video, amazing work!

    1 year ago

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  • LazyTcrochet

    Tricia from LazyTcrochet says:

    I create in silence too. I could hear your clock ticking. That is one of the things I enjoy and have brought with me through my childhood - the peaceful quiet and ticking of the clock at my grandparent's house.

    1 year ago

  • boutonrougedesigns

    Chrystal Shaw from boutonrougedesigns says:

    That was poetic. I'm going to copy that to enjoy it over and over. Love the ideas of peacefulness/silence, creating your own world - a safe one, and creating as a path to love.

    1 year ago

  • mperez84

    mperez84 says:

    i love this woman even more now, can't wait for the scarf I ordered to arrive!!

    1 year ago

  • Ebrown2503

    Eleanore from FiberBeads says:

    There are so many kinds of silence! The peace in the house after a long, busy day at the library (for me). The utter calm stepping outside early in the morning after the first snowfall while it's still dark outside. My absolute favorite silence was the reset stop at sunset near the Badlands with the weeds silhouetted black against the red skyline. Yeah, that's where our common ground stops. There is total chaos in my studio with no uniformity of skeins and a filing system on the fiber wall. Thankfully, the beads each have a condo address,. Your video was wonderful and the article everything we needed.

    1 year ago

  • lanadyan

    lanadyan from Juvey says:

    she's so completely charming I wonder if she would like that she has this effect :) love it, Juvey

    1 year ago

  • WeirDlit

    Jane O from Mawusi says:

    If I am right about you, Yokoo, the you will read all of these posts. So here's my message to you; you are awesome. From the first time I chanced upon your shop on Etsy, I have always thought, She's awesome. I like to show your shops to my friends because they are art. To see you in this video, hear you speak and learn more about you, just cements that I was right to think so highly of you. You are right to be poor only because those around you were rich, but that must be in money; I feel that you've always been rich in spirit. That is priceless. I am happy that you are doing so well. You inspire me to be better, to keep my shop going. Thank you for the video. Please stay cool, and keep making your beautiful and amazing scarfs. - Jane

    1 year ago

  • stonesartisanjewelry

    Christina from stonesartisanjewelry says:

    I can never figure out why your woolies are so fascinating. Your shop and your story is wonderful. I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets butterflies when I send something off.

    1 year ago

  • lesleytymchuk

    Lesley Tymchuk says:

    Oh my goddddd I just barfed all over my keyboard because this was THE LEAST ORIGINAL THING I'VE EVER SEEN. Are you people all on somas?? (For those of you who don't get that reference, maybe you should try reading a book rather than listening to some hipster regurgitate an e.e. cummings line that she admittedly doesn't understand but remembers for the sake of it making her sound cultured) UGHHHH GROSS

    1 year ago

  • payMeNpeonies

    Shawna from CityGirlAntiques says:

    Yokoo you are just lovely. Silence is golden.

    1 year ago

  • moonandivy

    Brittany from lunaandivy says:

    thank you for sharing part of yourself with the world. you are inspiring. a beautiful person who creates beautiful things.

    1 year ago

  • HedgehogProject

    Seonae Lee from HedgehogProject says:

    A beautiful video, a beautiful person!

    1 year ago

  • jursvi

    Jursvi from jursvi says:

    i´ve just discovered this artist! amazing works, great personality!!!!

    1 year ago

  • theFolksSpectacle

    theFolksSpectacle from theFolksSpectacle says:

    Mad in love with Yokoo.

    1 year ago

  • hoarderrehab

    Kennedy Miranda from HoarderRehab says:

    Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your "sub world." It has given me a tremendous amount of hope as I "consciously" let go of my "hoarded" world one day at time, one item at a time in hopes of a better unknown. Yes, I can sincerely say, I've been blinded by my hoard and at this time, it's all I can see, but seeing your world makes my unknown a whole lot more aware and keeps me moving forward. Thank you etsy for a place to release my hoard and to so many etsyians who have supported me along this mostly fun, but sometimes arduous adventure. It's the small things that keep me going. Thank you.

    1 year ago

  • michelleharrison435

    Michelle from ShellsKnitwear says:

    what an inspiration! :)

    1 year ago

  • swaggjewelry

    April McGee-Riess from RawLuxGems says:

    Cool Man, Cool!!!

    234 days ago

  • VintageBeachQuotes

    VintageBeachQuotes from VintageBeachQuotes says:

    Beautiful film, beautiful life...

    216 days ago

  • dstancel

    David Stancel from GoodSpiritWolf says:

    Yokoo - you touched my heart and mind - thank you!

    215 days ago

  • smdelagardelle

    Shelly Delagardelle from SimplyArtful says:

    Thank You! That was awesome!

    215 days ago

  • gardenmis

    Priscilla from Gardenmis says:

    Wow! This is such a amazing video ~ you have a beautiful soul and I appreciate the glimpse into your created world! :)

    213 days ago

  • Tanky

    Ella Goodwin from ShopMissElla says:

    Such an inspiring video, I love Yukoo's vision of the world and her purposefulness! Beautiful

    210 days ago

  • MrsGingerandWasabi

    Marta DQ from tribomo says:

    Very personal and unique, I felt everything she said. Amazing video

    203 days ago

  • lisahassler

    Emma H from EmmasAnimalCreations says:

    It is nice to see an Etsy success. It doesn't guarantee that you will become one, but it shows that it is possible.

    169 days ago

  • laboubine

    Boubine Boubine from BoubineShop says:

    Wow! 15 hours of crochet and knitting a day?!!! I hope you have a great massage therapist! LOL! I do about 6-12 hours a week and it's a lot. I love your tenacity, your style and your items are gorgeous. Beautiful and inspiring. Blessings to you!

    156 days ago