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Wife and mother of 4, Zsuzsanna reintroduced herself to the art of spinning 3 years ago. “I started to explore and learn about the craft because the knowledge of spinning is unfortunately falling into oblivion in my country.
Elynn - who hails from Hendersonville, North Carolina - has been felting full time for about 5 years. Prior to felting she was a painter for 25 years, working in oils.
Llanelli artist Deborah was taught by her seamstress grandmother to sew rolled hems before school age, however she kept her sewing and knitting a hobby until her youngest child started nursery, at which point she took the opportunity to reinvent herself.
Melanie, who lives in the seaside town of Scarborough, has been a craft enthusiast as long as she can remember. Her mother had her own craft business so she grew up in a very creative household and was encouraged to play with any leftover materials her mother had. Melanie also studied textile design at Loughborough University and has pursued a passion for craft all her life.
Artist Sandie lives in the craggy North Pennines in an old lead mining community with dogs, cats, sheep, chickens, wildflowers, and a whole wide landscape right on her doorstep to explore daily and capture in art.
Berkshire-based Jilly has been a WoW customer for 3 years, but a craft enthusiast for far longer. As you will see from the fabulous pictures below, Jilly's passion is for creating perfect felt replicas of dogs.
Glasgow based artist Sue has been a craft enthusiast since she was 2ft high, and continued her passion in her education, studying Printed Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art.
Ellie lives on a smallholding high in the North Pennines where she keeps her own small, varied flock of sheep. She uses undyed, natural wools, but uses some colour when teaching/demonstrating with schools/community groups, for which WoW's dyed BFL tops are perfect, she says.
Karen hails from Llandudno and has been a craft enthusiast for 'too long', and a felt artist for the last 8 years.
Somerset based Andrea has been a craft enthusiast involved in painting, drawing or textiles, all her life, but some sheep-owning friends introduced her to felt-making about 10 years ago.
Originally from Bulgaria, product and fashion designer Niki now considers herself to be a true Dubliner in essence! She aspires to create playful objects with organic shapes which transmit a strong message and become our lifelong companions.
Felter Tracy hails from Perth, Scotland and has been a craft enthusiast for as long as she can remember!
Originally from Arizona, Kim has now lived in the Falkland Islands for the last 15 years and has been felting since 2007. She fell in love with the craft and has been experimenting ever since.
Self-taught felt artist Debra lives in the beautiful Eden Valley, Cumbria and says that living in the splendours of the Lake District constantly inspires her and her work.
Worcester-based felt artist Caroline has been a craft enthusiast since she was a child, but had an instant attraction to felt 15 years ago.
Marina lives in Moscow and is a self taught fibre-artist. For the last three years she has created unique and stylish pieces using varied felting techniques.
Bath based Caroline's main craft is needle-felting, however she also combines mixed media and embroidery to create her artwork.
Although now living in Aberdeenshire, Jill was born and raised in Bradford - the heart of the wool industry - and studied graphics at the Bradford College of Art.
Bridgnorth based Jennifer has been crafting since she was at primary which started age 9 with an attempt to make a squirrel soft toy. Since then she hasn't stopped working with textiles and has taken this love into a career as a costume maker and now expresses her creative vision through textile art.
Redditch based Christine has been involved in the world of craft for 30 years - full time for the last two year. She is passionate about textiles and loves every aspect of working with them. "I can remember at the age of 11 making up a pattern for mum's curtains - something I could wear - but then it was the 60s!"