My name is Blanka Bakowicz and I am a feltmaker and designer living in Poland. I run my own felting studio, called BlanCraft, and sell my products to people all over the world.
Why did I choose this way of life? I was always a creative person and loved to express myself in various art techniques. For this reason I attended lots of art classes, workshops and handicraft courses. At the beginning it was just a hobby and a nice way to relieve stress and fight with daily routine. But in 2009, I participated in felting classes. I loved this technique! It was just like sculpting, but in wool instead of clay. Especially, I enjoyed the fact that I was able to turn fibers into something entirely new. Since then, I was sure this was what I wanted to do.
Today I make my dream come true, although sometimes I feel like a Don Quixote in a clash with large companies and mass production. What makes me go forward is hope that – from time to time – I help a few little dreams of yours to come true as well.
We live in an era when more and more items are produced from plastics and on a massive scale. These items are cheap, but their manufacture and disposal cause damage to our environment. At the same time, using these items, as people, we move away from nature.
My mission is to oppose this trend with manual production of items out of natural and renewable materials when possible.
With my offer, I would like to provide customers with an alternative. I wish my products let them feel part of nature again.
BlanCraft is a small felting studio of mine. It evolved from a small shoe box, in which I used to keep my jewelry making tools, into a bigger idea and a way of life. Its name is a combination of the name Blanka Bakowicz and the word handicraft.
Blanka + handicraft = BlanCraft
The latter is justified as I approach each item individually, creating it by hand. This is what I am particularly proud of. Another reason for my pride is that most of these items consist solely of natural materials, which makes them environmentally responsible to buy. These two things make BlanCraft a special place.
Visit my shop to see all of my products and take a closer look at my creative process. You may also visit my shops on Etsy and eBay for more reviews. Satisfied and returning customers are my most beautiful business card to show.