Meet The Artist Olena Yatsunska-Poff

 Bonaire Coastal Living Olena Yatsunska Poff Meet The Artist

HELLO! My name is Olena Yatsunska-Poff. I am a Ukrainian-American. I have a doctorate in Political Science. I live in South Florida. When I was a dormitory student at Kharkiv National University I learned how to knit and crochet. The Soviet Union had just collapsed and things were very difficult. I made many of my own clothes by hand and some for friends.

My husband Tom, a retired Navy pilot, is now an underwater photographer. His beautiful underwater world inspired me to crochet my “Ocean Collection” of Kitchen Scrubbies where you can shop online Sealife Scrubbies. You can find Sea Turtles, Sharks, Octopuses, Seahorses, Manatees, as well as Dolphins and Nudibranches in my collection. I use special 100% polyester sparkle scrubby yarn that has unique texture with a sparkle effect. Every scrubby is stuffed with a Loofah Bath Sponge. This combination of materials is beautiful, durable and can be placed in the dishwasher for cleaning. My Scrubbies usually last more than six months with normal use in the kitchen.

I personally design and produce many more original items using my own patterns. I can't wait to meet you at Bonaire Coastal Living on Thursday, 27 June 2019 from 4:00-6:30 PM and show you my large variety of handmade items!

Olena

Bonaire Coastal Living Olena's Scrubbies