Meret Buetzberger, known as Butzeria.ch, embarked on a creative journey two decades ago that evolved from a personal escape to a thriving small business. What started as a recovery hobby after a car accident transformed into a passion for knitting, leading to the birth of unique designs and a venture into self-employment.
From Hobby to Business:
Initially knitting for friends, Meret realized the challenges of selling handmade items. The intricate work involved in crafting a single piece often went unrecognized. Determined to share her creations, she transitioned from selling finished products to designing and creating her own patterns.
One significant hurdle was translating her inherent knitting logic into understandable patterns. Meret addressed this by collaborating with a tech editor, enhancing the clarity and detail of her patterns. The meticulous approach ensures that even novice knitters can confidently bring her designs to life.
The Solo Entrepreneur:
Being a one-person business means Meret wears many hats – designer, knitter, writer, marketer, model, and photographer. Juggling these roles alongside motherhood and marriage is a testament to her dedication. In August, she took a bold step, leaving a stable job to fully dedicate herself to her passion.
Meret’s business extends beyond patterns. She conducts workshops at yarn festivals, specializing in “double knitting,” a unique technique she passionately teaches. Her designs, ranging from rebellious punk collections to pieces inspired by Swiss heritage, reflect her diverse aesthetic.
– Chornblüemli Schal (Cornflower Shawl): Inspired by her childhood traditional costume, Meret beautifully integrates cornflowers into a heart-shaped shawl.
– Punk Sweater: A rebellious design born during the summer of 2020, seamlessly continuing the theme from Punk Socks, representing a perfect match with Kokonyarn.
– Barbie’s Bad Day Sweater: Reflecting the challenges of the pandemic, this design showcases Meret’s rebellious side, complemented by a unique colorway from Penny Lane Yarns.
– Pizol Sweater: Balancing the rebellious with the classic, Pizol, named after a Swiss mountain, is a cozy everyday winter sweater crafted from Gepardgarn’s fluffy “Puno” yarn.
Connecting with Butzeria.ch:
My own website: www.butzeria.ch
Patterns you can buy here:
Ravelry: Designs by Meret Buetzberger
Meret Buetzberger’s venture into knitting and design is more than just creating patterns – it’s a story of resilience, creativity, and the pursuit of a dream. As she continues to craft unique and inspiring designs, knitters worldwide eagerly anticipate the next chapter in Butzeria.ch’s creative journey.