Textile artist working with wet felting and eco-printing techniques, producing handmade gifts: jewellery, bags, toys, scarves, clothing and footwear. Uses merino wool, sheep and alpaca fleece and natural fibres.
Public Preview Evening 5th April
Exhibiting in 2019
Elena was born and brought up in St Petersburg, Russia and moved to the UK 15 years ago. She is a professional teacher and has attended an Arts college in St Petersburg. Her previous work centred around ink drawings.
Elena discovered wet and needle felting 3 years ago and was immediately drawn to its magical properties: producing cloth out of fibres. Elena studied felting from Russian felt makers.
This is the first year that Elena Panina has exhibited at York Open Studios
9 Esplanade Court,
York, YO30 7DY
Beside Marygate car park, between Museum Gardens and Scarborough Bridge. Communal entrance to the first floor flat.
The studio is located on a first floor, although it is not wheelchair friendly, it has a stair lift and ample opportunity for leaving buggies/mobility scooters on the ground level of community entrance.