After nearly twenty years working as a costume designer in the performing arts, I always find myself returning to felt-making and fiber art.
I thrive on the challenge that wool and felting present. Felt is the oldest form of textile making. It is what mankind made before we knew how to weave and sew. Yet, most people don't know where felt came from, what felt is, or how it is made. The way I see it, we have removed ourselves quite far from a knowledgeable heritage. I choose to use wool and felt-making as my medium because I appreciate and learn from the heritage of working with this ancient material and technique. It makes me feel grounded as a person.
Nina's costume and set designs have been seen from Edinburgh to Stockholm, from Helsinki to California and on numerous stages in between.
I work internationally but live and create in Taos, New Mexico, where my kids shuffle about in felted shoes and crowns...