Ivanka Kleva

Ivanka Kleva



Ivanka Kleva was born in Slovenian village Ritomeče in Primorska near Trieste. She left for Australia on 11 April 1954 and settled in Melbourne.

She learned handcrafts from her mother in her youth and this became her most valued heritage that she received from her mother and took with her when she left. She still crochets and knits, and hardly a day passes when she dos not pick up a crochet- or a knitting needle or a needle. She makes a variety of table cloths, doilies and sometimes caps.

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