Alexa is a feltmaker/fiber artist who grew up in a family of artists in New York City. She took art lessons at MoMA when she was in elementary school, won a scholarship to Saturday classes at Pratt in Junior High and graduated from Cooper Union with a BFA.
Travels in the Middle East led her to work with traditional dyers and weavers which inspired her to take a feltmaking course almost 20 years ago. She has studied with many nationally and internationally known feltmakers including Polly Stirling who developed nuno felt, a technique that combines wool, silk and other fibers to create textiles with flexibility, texture and versatility.
From her studio in Gardiner NY, Alexa creates elegant nuno felted scarves and accessories as well as whimsical animals. She combines her love of color, design and pattern while immersed in fiber and soapy water.