I'm a fiber artist based in Portland, ME. I've been needle felting for over 10 years.
My work often incorporates details from Russian folk art, as well as memories from my childhood growing up in the Soviet Russia. The rowan berries, red currants, whimsical birds in bright colors, valenki (wet felted boots), and decorated Easter eggs are all memories of my upbringing. I make all of my designs by hand from 100% sheep wool from an organic farm in Maine and small fiber companies in New England. My current focus is on “usable art”: from home décor items, holiday ornaments and children’s educational toys and jewelry to occasional art displays and wool paintings.