Meet the Artisan

Ellen Kroepil

Owner, Kasudelu 

Cumberland Valley Connection: Born & raised in the CV, left to attend school, and came back to reside here.

Schooling: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

A little about Ellen: I’ve always had an interest in fashion and creating things, so I went to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and received a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion & Retail Management. I moved back to the area and started sewing, crocheting, and making jewelry. I especially love creating custom items. For my jewelry, I love to use natural stones. My crocheted creations are made with soft, cozy yarn. Faux leather and cotton are used for my bags and accessories. All of my patterns and finished products are made by me.

Favorite Season: Summer