Jessica de Haas has held a lifelong fascination with fibre arts. It may have started when she received a Fisher-Price loom for her birthday and wove her first piece.
Growing up rurally in the interior of British Columbia gave her a great appreciation for the beauty of the natural world, as well as nurtured her creativity and imagination.
When she was a teenager she discovered batik and started her first clothing company. At 18 years of age she traveled to Indonesia and studied with a family of batik artists.This was the beginning of a series of travels involving grassroots studies and involvement in the communities she visited.
She studied Fibre Arts at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC, and in 2003 she started her clothing line, Funk Shui Felt. She creates and sells out of her atelier on Granville Island, in Vancouver, BC. Come say Hello!
Jessica de Haas