Updated: Oct 25, 2021
(Note: Our August 2020 Symposium was cancelled due to COVID-19. Eva was to have been an instructor.)
Eva Camacho-Sanchez was born and raised in Andalucía, Spain. These days she makes her home in Western Massachusetts.
Her inspiration: Eva’s Mother was instrumental in her journey to become a fibre artist. She taught Eva the importance of creativity. Eva’s Mother, grew up in the 1940s in a poor, rural village, and had no choice but to make her own clothes, sheets, and other textiles. From an early age she instilled the importance of self-sufficiency in Eva.
When did Eva discover felt? Despite the emphasis placed on creativity in her childhood, Eva didn’t find her medium until 2010 when she discovered the amazing qualities of wool and the wonderful art of felting.
Her teachers? Eva has worked with an incredible list of felt and textile masters such as Renate Maile-Maskovitz, Andrea Graham, Jorie Johnson, Judit Pocs, Martien van Zulien, Leiko Uchiyama, Tatiana Sheverda, Vilte Yazlauskaite, Irit Dulman, Sharit Meer, Anita Larkin, Anna Gunnarsdottir, Elin Noble, Inge Bauer, and Lisa Klakulak
Where is Eva’s work? Eva’s latest collection Boro can be found at the Textile Museum in Washington D.C. Her work is available sold in 20 different galleries and stores across the United States.
Her felt work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, such as: Martha Stewart Living Magazine and the New York Times. Her work is also in several books about felting: Worldwide Colours of Felt, and Artistry in Fibre.
Awards and Distinctions: In December of 2015, Eva received the Award of Distinction in Fibre Wearables from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2016, she was awarded 1st place in the Wearable Accessories category at the Fibre Celebration Exhibition at the Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO. That same year she was also invited to be part of the Pentaculum 2017 Artist Residency in Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. No doubt there will be many more awards in the future for her beautiful work.
Eva will be teaching the workshop BORO BAG :: WITH MINDFUL STITCHING (3 days) at the Symposium.
To learn more about Eva visit: https://evacamacho.com