Eva Camacho-Sanchez is a feltmaker born and raised in Andalucía, Spain, now living in western Massachusetts, USA.
She learned to create from her mother, who grew up in a poor, rural village, and had no choice but to make her own clothes, sheets and other textiles in the 1940s. Her mom’s passion for creating and the importance of self-sufficiency was instilled in Eva at an early age, though her artistic passion only came alive when in 2010 she discovered the amazing qualities of wool and the wonderful art of felting. Since then she has studied and worked with felt and textile masters such as Renate Maile-Maskovitz, Andrea Graham, Jorie Johnson, Judit Pocs, Martien van Zulien, Leiko Uchiyama, Tatiana Sheverda, Vilte Yazlauskaite, Irit Dulman, Sharit Meer, Anita Larkin, Anna Gunnarsdottir, Elin Noble, Inge Bauer and Lisa Klakulak.
Currently, her last collection Boro can be found at the Textile Museum in Washington D.C., and other collections are being sold in 20 different galleries and stores across the United States. In December of 2015, she received the Award of Distinction in Fiber Wearables from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2016, she was awarded 1st place in the Wearable Accessories category at the Fiber Celebration Exhibition at the Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO. That same year she was also invited to be part of the Pentaculum 2017 Artist Residency in Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Her felt work have appeared at numerous magazines and newspapers, such as Martha Stewart Living Magazine and the New York Times, and in the latest felting book Worldwide Colours of Felt. In the summer of 2017, her work will appear in the new book Artistry in Fiber. She will be traveling to Korea in the summer of 2017 to participate in an international fiber exhibition and in the fall she will be part of an art and cultural expedition to Peru. At that time will teach a group of students about felting and natural dying, while exploring the country and its fascinating textile and fiber heritage.