Sometimes you just need a whale made out of wool. I know I do. I almost can't stand to sell this whale because I've been trying to perfect the shape for months. I finally got him looking how I want him to look...but I can't tell you how many whale-esque cat toys there are floating around my house. I think he's one of my favorite creations ever...and he's for sale in my shop!
I love animals. The greatest moments in my life involve animals. In fact,
there isn’t a fond memory that I have that doesn’t somehow include animals or
the natural world.
It’s not surprising that my hobbies and artistic pursuits
have always involved the animal world as well. Over time, my interests focused
on needle felting and creating small friends that make me smile and bring joy
to others. I’ve had my Woolnimals needle felting business for nearly a decade
and it has been a huge source of happiness and relaxation for me.
Shortly before I left college, I changed my major from
English to Eco-Psychology. I began studying the connections between humans and the natural world. My studies focused on the
understanding that direct experiences with wilderness and the natural world foster
compassion and a sense of place. In turn, this sense of belonging fosters
stewardship for the natural world. When we feel that we’re an important part of
something, we tend to take care of it. We come to …