Annie Brown

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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.

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