My name is Natalia
Golovko Butler, and I have been doing creative knitting my entire life.
I learned how to knit when I was 9 year old and have been doing this
non-stop ever since.
was born to a family of scientists. I could not even imagine that I will
do something different in my life than being a scientist. So, I got a
Doctor of Analytical Chemistry Degree in
was a successful researcher of nuclear chemistry, worked on the
problem more than 15 years, traveled a lot around the world, mostly in
However, knitting was always my passion. I knitted each spare minute and
created very unusual and very specific things. It was a good hobby for
me at that time; and I did knitting for my family and friends. Being
I always wanted to knit something more individual than everybody could
do. I never used a pattern,
although I can read them and understand in the knitting magazines.
Somehow, I needed only to look at the picture and I immediately knew how
I can do it.
came to US (now I am a United States citizen and live in Missouri with
my husband), I continued to do a consulting job for Geological Survey in
Washington DC, but more and more time spent with my knitting needles.
Now, my husband and I are retired, and we can spend our time doing what
we want. Once, some lady from our church came to our house and asked me
why I can not open a small business if I can not stop to knit. I replied
“No, no, this is not my profession; I can not do this.” However, I gave
deep thought to that and opened Natalia’s Knitting. I can tell you that
it is very easy to open small business in US in comparison with other
create my pieces for other people to enjoy, especially in an era when
people can not find something specific in the abundance of
mass-production stocked in retail stores which meets their individual
style or need. What I like about
my job now is a positive feedback from my customers. Often, people come
to me again and again and tell me how happy they are wearing my
creations, how many compliments they have, how unique they feel unlike
thousand of others around. This gives me a boost of energy to create
something more and more interesting.
creations are different and varied. My collection includes very feminine
shawls, ponchos, vests, snoods, dusters, cardigans, hats, scarves,
sweaters, tops, and caplets. Many are made with European yarn purchased
The yarn is very special, unique, and exclusive. Usually, I prefer to
work with silk, nylon, and cotton yarn which looks fashionable and still
is light weight. Autumn ponchos and dusters are made from combination of
yarn to keep them cozy, warm, and comfortable.
my items have been represented in an art gallery and several clothing
shops. I attend many juried Art and Craft Shows where my items are
always popular. During the last three years, I received several awards
and ribbons for uniqueness, exclusiveness and excellent quality of work.
For example, “Best in Show”, Liberty Art Squared, June, 1012.
opinion, only hand made items can provide the comfort and style which
people of fashion desire.
wearable art and share the uniqueness of hand knit creations!