Updated: Oct 27, 2021
Eva Camacho-Sanchez is a fibre artist born and raised in Andalucía, Spain, now living in the USA. She learned her love of creating from her mother, who grew up poor and had no alternative but to make her own clothing, sheets and other textiles. From an early age the importance of self-sufficiency was instilled in Eva, as well as passion for creating. In 2010 she discovered the art of felting. Since then she has studied and worked with felt and textile masters such as Renate Maile-Maskovitz, Andrea Graham, Martien van Zuilen, Leiko Uchiyama, Irit Dulman and Lisa Klakulak.
Her collection, Boro, can be found at the Textile Museum in Washington D.C. Her other collections can be viewed in galleries and stores across the United States. She has won awards from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts and the Fibre Celebration Exhibition at the Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO.
In 2017 she was invited to take part in the Pentaculum 2017 Artist Residency in Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Eva is also a popular felting teacher who has taught around the world. This June she will be offering 2 different workshops with Spirit of the Hills in the Northumberland Hills. Both workshops will be held in the spacious activity room at the Grace Christian Reformed Church in Cobourg, Ontario.
During this experimental three-day workshop, June 10-12, 2019, participants will learn how to “Joomchi” or “felt” mulberry paper such as Kozo and/or Hanji. This is a felting technique that originated in Korea, which provides a great potential to create a rich texture for adding to any artistic surface. The workshop includes one slide presentation where instructor will show inspirational pieces from different textile artists.
Workshop Description: Seamless Felted Bag Workshop June 14-15, 2019.
During this two-day workshop, June 14-15, 2019, participants will learn how to create a seamless felted bag, pocketbook or clutch, using a felting technique around a resist.
Instructor will demonstrate all the techniques, step by step, and participants will be given enough time to work on their own during the construction of the bag. Each participant will spend time with instructor to discuss design, colour, and composition. Upon completion, participants will learn different stitching techniques to embellish the bag, and each will have the option to add a leather strap and closure.