- Masha Seagela is a crocheter and runs her own business
- She regards it as a calling and is able to earn a living out of it
- Masha wants to be involved in community crocheting projects
25-year-old Masha Seagela Hope is a self-taught crocheter who is proving that it's possible to make a living out of crocheting.
Originally from Jane Furse in Limpopo but currently based in Centurion, Gauteng, Masha runs her own business known as Handmade Serenity.
Through her company, she hand-makes stunning crochet products such as bags and clothing accessories, Briefly.co.za learned.
Masha developed her passion for crocheting, knitting and handcrafting from a young age simply from observing her mom do it. She said:
I'm interested in everything handmade, and crocheting my bags makes me so happy because every product has a part of me.
I always say Mom taught me how to crochet because she knows how to as well, but every time I bring that up, she would say, 'I didn't teach you - you just sat next to me and copied what I did.'
The talented also lady regards her venture as a calling:
I choose to make handmade products because it's more of a calling for me. I believe people are called to do different things and this is my calling and I have embraced it with open arms.
Besides selling its products, Handmade Serenity is keen on teaching youths crocheting skills. It also aims to get involved in crocheting projects that would uplift communities and create jobs.
In addition to her entrepreneurial skills, Masha holds a Diploma in Logistics from Tshwane University of Technology.
In fact, she sported one of her own bags during her graduation in May this year. She's indeed an inspiration to youths seeking to use their talents to earn a living.
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