JUDITH DIOS - Instructor at MISSA 2020

As a young girl growing up on a farm in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in rural upstate New York, the fields, forests and streams were Judith’s playground. It was in this natural environment that she contemplated the spark of life and grew to appreciate the natural world that surrounded her.

Her journey with felt making began in 2007, and her passion for exploration and innovation has led her to create ethereal nuno felted pieces with textural and dramatic surface effects. She uses luxurious natural fibres, fabrics and her own shimmering hand-spun silk yarn, and hand paints each piece as if it were a watercolour.


As an artist, Judith seeks to recapture that ethereal natural essence and wrap women in beauty, sensuality and mystery. She strives to create pieces that, when worn, make each and every woman feel beautiful.

Judith works from her studio on Salt Spring, BC. She also travels to teach throughout Canada and the U.S.