Learn more about how I found my passion for needle felting.
Originally from the Kent coast, I gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury. I relocated to Cambridgeshire in the early 2000’s where I trained as an Art and Design Teacher at secondary level.
After teaching for a few years, I decided it was time to turn my passion for art into a career as an artist, whilst continuing to teach others through workshops (link to workshops page).
I discovered Needle Felting when researching a therapeutic activity to teach at one of my art workshops for Cambridge Women’s Aid. With my painting background, I was curious as to whether wool could be used to paint with. I was astounded by the beautiful results of my experiments, and as I perfected my wool blending technique my pieces began to look like paintings.
With increasing requests to buy the samples I’d made to take to my workshops, I started Annie Brown Needle Felting. As well as exhibiting and travelling to shows (link to exhibitions and shows listing) up and down the country, I run needle felting workshops (link to workshops) for individuals, groups and organisations, teaching others to enjoy this wonderful craft.