About Christina & Rufus
Christina is half Greek – half English and married to a Norwegian, so her family of three teenage children spans Europe. Born in Cyprus, Christina grew up in the ruggedly beautiful countryside of Northumberland in the North of England. She has lived in seven countries in her life and these experiences have influenced her style and encouraged a love of craft, especially sewing.
Without formal training in sewing or design, Christina explores construction and production methods, challenging herself continuously to produce a higher standard of design and handiwork. She enjoys the constraints of designing her adorable SockAnimals, using a pair of socks as the starting point.
Brought up to love and respect animals, Christina tries to capture the spirit of the creatures she recreates, taking into account the colours and fabrics of Ireland. Rufus is ever present and always provides a calming presence in the daily hustle and bustle of small business life.
Christina is a member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and featured on their website Design Ireland, you can see the entry here: https://www.designireland.ie/designers/red-rufus
Here's a short film, made rather a long time ago now, showing the making of a SockDog and Rufus, the main dog, himself.......being himself!