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.
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 up and down the country, I run
needle felting workshops for individuals, groups and organisations,
teaching others to enjoy this wonderful craft.