Ilona began fretwork after retiring in 1992. After taking several shop classes that taught the basics of using the larger saws, Ilona became intrigued by the scroll saw. She taught herself the techniques of fretwork, and focuses on this craft today. A professional seamstress earlier in life, she likens fretwork to creating a delicate lace, using wood instead of thread. Ilona also creates a variety of fabric crafts woven on her loom. You can custom order these rugs and other weavings by the color and size.She also creates wooden items including bread boxes, cake stands, towel racks, crosses and more.