Alexa Ginsburg

Alexa 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 producing hand loomed garments for a major department store. Years later, she found herself immersed in textiles again after taking a feltmaking course. It was love at first touch. She studied with many nationally and internationally known feltmakers and has felted ever since.

From her studio in Gardiner, NY, Alexa combines natural fibers, soapy water and friction with her love of color, natural forms and patterns to create unique handcrafted silk and merino wool nuno felt scarves and accessories, as well as, soft felted domestic and woodland animals, birds, puppets and dolls with character.