Welcome to Unifelt. A world of infinite possibilities.
My name is Baya. I am a fiber artist based in Portland, OR. I created Unifelt Studio to share with the world my passion for fiber.
I come from Buryatia, a region in Siberia. My ancestors were nomads of a Mongolian ethnic minority that wandered the Russian tundra in search of grasslands for their sheep herds. Over the centuries, my grand-grand parents learned to survive in symbiosis with nature, nurturing their animals and using their wool to build clothes and yurts.
The first time I tried felting I was inspired by my Arts and Crafts teacher in 6th Grade. She wanted to revive our long lost traditions of hand-felting. I fell in love with fiber and the endless possibilities that it offers to create 3D shapes.
Today I am a full time mom that draws inspiration from her daughters and the beautiful Oregon landscape to create hand-felted sculptures and clothing for kids and adults. I also offer classes for creative spirits that want to learn how to master wool shaping.
For my creations I use:
- Jacob wool (sourced locally from Oregon and Washington)
- Buubey wool (autochthonous from Buryatia)
- Merino Wool (imported from Italy)