Kristina Foley

Kristina Foley has been exploring wool and felting for twenty years. She was introduced to it while completing a BFA in Fiber Structure and Interlocking at Syracuse University and continued her practice after graduation when she moved to Italy.  In Tuscany, she developed a 'nomadic studio' tailored to felting and natural dyes that reflected the local materials available: European wool varieties, dye plants and second hand textiles. Her professional work in fashion and design while immersed in the artisan culture of Florence was influential to her craft. In 2018, Kristina moved to Oregon and created Basic Needs, small collections intertwining beauty, utility and sustainability. Her felted sheepskins highlight the incredible wool available from small farms in the Pacific Northwest.