Jurgita. She has amazing handmade felted creations!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your family!
Hello, my name is Jurgita. I am 34 years old. I live in Lithuania with my husband Kestas and our three children. Lithuania is a small country on the Baltic sea coast.
What do you make?
I am a felt artist. I make shawls, brooches, arm warmers and other beautiful things from the wool, silk, linen and a lot of other natural materials. I like to mix fibers together, experiment with the felt and the dying techniques.
How did you get started in your craft?
I have been creating for as long as I can remember. I was playing with beads and buttons, designing clothes to my dolls, sewing, crocheting... It was always something that I was passionate about.
Etsy system was introduced to me by one of my friends. I was looking for some interesting felting materials in it.
Do you have any inspirations, or someone you find especially inspiring to you?
I am looking for an inspiration in my creation every day. Usually I am finding an inspiriration in the nature, around the city, in people, in a cup of morning coffee…
Tell us about your creative process.
First I look through the window and trying to imagine what this day will bring. I like to make a plan what I need to do and what I want to do. Me and my husband work together, on the first part of the day we are replying to the letters, sending packages and making the sales. The rest of the day belongs to the creation, experimentation and searching for something new.
These are practical and easy applied items, beautiful photos and especially feelings that we put into our works.
Do you have a favorite piece you created?
Every new creation becomes my favorite, but just until I create another one.
Where else on the web can we find you?
My home page: www.jumi.lt
More photos of my felted creations: www.flickr.com/veltinukai
My etsy shop: www.jurgitami.etsy.com
Thank you Jurgita!