My life has always been filled with art and craft - pencils, brushes, sewing and knitting needles, textiles, fabrics, inspiring teachers and needs to create something with my own hands.

I have known from quite an early age what I wanted to do in my life and I am happy that I have managed to follow this path.

My work with textiles grows out from my life - my feelings towards my surroundings, seasons, people, children, the whole world around me..

We all sense the beauty of life in different ways and I am happy that I can do that through my work with textiles.

While studying in art college, I came familiar with traditional techniques like weaving, machine knitting, silk painting, felting, tapestry weaving, etc. 

Over the last years I have specialised in felting and more I felt, more I fall in love with it.. And more I want to discover, experiment and learn about it.

I love working with different felting techniques as felt can be so versatile ranging from the finest silk scarves to bulky fabrics. I love experimenting with materials and fibre, I love surface design and textures.

Over the years I have also been teaching a range of different workshops and courses - mainly in different techniques of felting but also in other craft areas. As I am passionate about the materials and fibre I use in my work, I started my own small flock of fine wool sheep.

I live and work in Estonia, where I am surrounded by lots of forests, lakes and wildlife. I find a lot of inspiration from my peaceful surroundings while I work in my home barn studio.

Over the years people have been buying my products through my Etsy shop across the world (from United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Peru, Chile, to Europe - France, United Kingdom, Germany, Island etc).   

If you love felting and textiles, I hope you will find some inspiration from my work. 

Reena Curphey