I have had my JurgaFeltLife shop on Etsy since 2011, working from my home in Lithuania. I love making felted slippers, shoes and felted clothing.
I love natural and vivid colors. So I try to find some harmony between them. I only use natural wool and fibers and don’t like synthetic materials. All of my works are created with detailed attention and love.
I fell in love with felt in 2008 when my first son turned 3 months old. The love grew bigger and bigger with every little thing I used to felt, with every piece of art I found in books and magazines. Before that I worked as an architect in a small company. Later, I understood I really needed more freedom in my occupation; I wanted to see my children growing and I wanted to do what I really loved to. This was working with textiles. This was felting.
My very first felt craft was a pair of red slippers for myself: much better than I could have imagined. Afterwards there was a bag with flying little butterflies, slippers for my family and handbags for friends. Step by step I discovered more and more about this old and amazing craft.
We live near a forest and a lake surrounded by wild meadows in summer and magnificent snowdrifts in wintertime with only a few neighbours in the distance. I work at home. In the midst of beautiful nature I feel so free and creative. I can’t imagine myself working alone. Kids, my little assistants, are running around and are always willing to advise me on the selection of colours. My husband is also there with his free sense of art and brilliant ideas. He is my number one quality controller. I love working at home where I can feel free and comfortable.
Most of my products are listed as Made to Order with the turn around taking a couple of weeks. I can make the right size for you and can ship using Express Mail.