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 always known 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.

I have been working with textiles over the last 15 years. While studying in art college, I came familiar with techniques like weaving, machine knitting, silk painting, felting, tapestry weaving and etc.

My favourite techniques have been felting and machine knitting, often also combined. Over the last few years i have specialised in felting and more I felt, more I fall in love with it..

More I want to discover and experiment..

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 different materials and fibre, I love surface design and textures.

I live in the beautiful and quiet countryside of Estonia (the most North country of the Baltic States, Europe) with my husband and our three young children. We have a sheep farm and a small herd of Dexter cows.

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.

Wherever possible I am trying to use my own wool in my creations and recently I have learnt to spin yarn from my own wool.

The Estonian countryside is beautiful with lots of forests, lakes and wildlife. I find a lot of my inspiration from my peaceful surroundings while i work in my home barn studio.

Over the years people around the world have been buying my products. Through my Etsy shop I have had customers from United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Peru etc.   

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

Reena Curphey