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Originally a children’s book illustrator, Gretel was an early adopter of needle felting in 2008, when it was still a little known craft in the U.K. Demonstrating her art through her popular blog, ‘Middle of Nowhere’, she began selling her creations worldwide, which she continues to do today.


In 2012, she was approached by the market-leading craft magazine ‘Mollie Makes’ to create her first pattern, which was featured on the front cover. Gretel went on to create many more designs for ‘Mollie Makes’, including a further three front cover features. Her patterns have also been featured in ‘Crafty’, ‘Craftseller’ and other publications.


After the success of her first book, ‘Little Needle felt Animals’, Gretel is now turning her skills to projects designed for crafters who want a contemporary approach to an exciting and fun craft.