Meet the Maker: Edina Dzin, Circle Vivendi

Posted 19.05.21

Meet the Maker: Edina Dzin, Circle Vivendi

Edina Dzin is a textile maker and DCCI member who runs her business, Circle Vivendi, from her workshop in Co. Dublin. All Circle Vivendi products are entirely made by hand in Ireland. Each piece is uniquely designed using eco-friendly print on high-quality fabrics. Their work is a vivid world of patterns, beautiful nature scenes, colourful flowers, and authentic Irish features and heritage. There is a personal touch that ensures the highest possible quality throughout every aspect of production. Circle Vivendi products include tea towels, placemats, napkins and cushion covers and can be purchased at circlevivendi.com.

What advice would you give someone who is considering this craft career?
There is a lot of good advice, but one of the most important things for me is to be mentally prepared for the process of setting up a new business. It may take a while before your new business makes any profit. I think that it is especially important to talk about this period with having no income. There is no overnight success, you must be very patient and work hard.There are days when you feel like nothing is going right. But things get better when you keep believing in yourself and keep loving what you do. That is the only real rule, because you can only be successful doing what you really love.

What's your favourite time of the day?
My favourite time of the day is evening. Evenings are always calm, they feel so endless and so peaceful, it's almost like I can do anything without any interruption. There is something wonderful about evenings that makes me happy and relaxed.

How do you switch off?
Nature, fresh air, and spending time outdoors with my kids is the best way to switch off for me. I always feel the benefit of it, even if it is only a short walk. Fresh air is a miracle.

How do you start your day?
For me it is important to wake up and start my new day without unnecessary unfinished work from yesterday. I am the person that mostly gets ready for tomorrow the night before. I always write everything I must do, it gives me a good guideline and a structure for the day. That is why my day can start with a nice cup of coffee and social media first.

Favourite book?
Nora (A Doll's House) by Henrik Ibsen.

Favourite film?
Amélie.

Best concert you have ever been to?
A long time ago, the concert with my favourite songwriter and musician in The Kölner Philharmonie, Germany, Cologne.

Favourite meal?
Weekend breakfast with the whole family at the table.

Music when you're working?
Yes.

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