We met with Annie at Market Street Brasserie during her private view and spoke about her art, inspiration, and the technique she uses.
Annie artworks reflect beauty of our local countryside: idyllic landscapes of grazing sheep on the Fens fields. It is not only beauty of the local landscape that we appreciated in her works but also her strong message to preserve our countryside:
“It is about the beauty we see around and the fact that we are loosing a lot of our countryside as we are facing a global warming. It is showing people what is around in our countryside.”
Annie uses wool from her own rear breeds of sheep, Wensleydale and Corriedale, to continue the sheep’s bloodline. She uses a traditional dry felt technique, which gives her plenty of flexibility and creativity to make something unique.
Annie, who also has a teaching background, runs needle-felting workshops in Cambridge and Ely where she gives people an opportunity to do something they have never thought they could do. These workshops help people to relax and gain confidence as touching the wool has a therapeutic effect.
You can see Annie’s works on display until 24th April at the Market Street Brasserie, 39-41 Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LZ.
To read more about Annie’s technique and see her works online, visit her website: https://www.anniebrownneedlefelting.co.uk/.