Needle Felting Landscape with Annie Brown
Sunday 26th September | 15.00 – 16.30 | Workshop Theatre 1
Annie Brown’s background is in Fine Art and she uses the wool from her wool only flock of rare breed sheep, to make her needle felted paintings. She is influenced by the landscape, the ever-changing seasons and the nature within it.
Using the natural and hand dyed wool from her sheep you will have the opportunity to make a small landscape picture or brooch. This workshop is perfect for those new to needle felting or those looking to develop their techniques. You will learn more about Annie’s sheep and see samples of their wool. By the end of the workshop, you will have an experimental piece and a finished piece to take away with you.
All materials you will need are included. The kit to take away, includes hand dyed wool, felting needles, an eco-friendly felting pad made from the wool of Annie’s sheep, 2 felted bases to work on, a brooch pin, a help sheet and an experimental kit to use before going onto the main piece.
Originally from the Kent Coast, Annie Brown gained a BA (hons) in Fine Art at KIAD, Canterbury. Relocating in 2003, to the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens, she took a Postgraduate in Teaching. Whilst researching a therapeutic activity for Cambridge Women’s Aid, she taught herself to needle felt. From a painting background, Annie was curious as to whether she could ‘paint’ with the wool, developing her own blending techniques.
Hand dyeing the wool, became part of her practice.
With support from her husband, a stockman, Annie began to buy and breed her own rare breed sheep, for a constant supply of the types of wool she likes to use in her work.
Needle felting is a wonderfully relaxing and therapeutic way to spend time, which Annie loves to share in her workshops. She has always been inspired by the landscape and the nature within it, the transience of the seasons, and the beauty of its imperfections, providing her audience with a moment of stillness and tranquillity.
She sells her work internationally.
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