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My name is Diana Mineva
In nowadays I'm Felting designer and mentor.
My formal education is computer engineer with master degree. But I did not stick very long into this field. My heart always belonged to the art.
From my mom's side all the women were engage in some king of art and crafts.
My grand grand mother was a felter. But she also was a very wise women and a healer of the village. As a child I was spending my vacation there, surrounded with the spirit of creation, fresh village air and the beauty of the nature. My grand mother was a self-educated tailor.

Only waiting for the holidays to spend great time with them on the farm. Five years old, first I sat behind the sewing machine. I was so eager to learn that, so I punched my thumb finger with machine needle.
On my 6 year, my mom taught me to knit. Two knitted…

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  • Joined August 16, 2011

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Silk, Merino, Wood, paper, clay, resin

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About

My name is Diana Mineva
In nowadays I'm Felting designer and mentor.
My formal education is computer engineer with master degree. But I did not stick very long into this field. My heart always belonged to the art.
From my mom's side all the women were engage in some king of art and crafts.
My grand grand mother was a felter. But she also was a very wise women and a healer of the village. As a child I was spending my vacation there, surrounded with the spirit of creation, fresh village air and the beauty of the nature. My grand mother was a self-educated tailor.

Only waiting for the holidays to spend great time with them on the farm. Five years old, first I sat behind the sewing machine. I was so eager to learn that, so I punched my thumb finger with machine needle.
On my 6 year, my mom taught me to knit. Two knitted stitches, two disentangled, but the important thing was the desire and passion .

After that came French language school, University, My job as a Graphic designer, relocation with my husband to USA.

And Felting come on the Horizon!
I was spending my summer vacation in my mother country in Europe Bulgaria.
The world healer and teacher Patrick Ziegler/ " All Love healing system" / was having seminars in Bulgaria. I was asked to help with the translation.
And It suddenly happen during the seminar! Аs of nowhere. I felt all the creative energy flowing into my body and my mind. Like as if I woke up from a deep sleep.
At that moment I realized that my mission is to create beauty and to share beauty.

With the creative heritage of my grandparents and parents, engineers inherited from Dad and my own training, the sense of concern and kindness of my Mom, the love and hard working skills from my dads' parents and endless patience and love of my husband, for which I thank him with all my heart I'm here.
Deep in the magic of the felt.
Continuous learners and growing, to bring you the best of this amazing art.

Now we are team!
Whimsical Felt Studio!

Creating for you! The best from the felting world!

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