Jaali is a fiber artist specializing in needle felting and the creation of unique dollies and strange creatures. She was born in Chicago, IL and lived there for 10 years before moving to rural Wisconsin. She has always loved making and creating dolls and toys out of whatever materials she could get her hands on. It was in Chicago that her interest in needle felting was discovered but it wasn't until the move to Wisconsin that it went from a hobby to a business. In 2016, Jaali opened up a small shop, Jaali's Dollies, in her hometown of Viroqua, Wisconsin. 

Meet the Artist

the artist working away in her shop. 

photo taken by Drew Shonka