My name is Alison and I’m an artist and a maker. Some of my happiest childhood memories are of sitting for hours drawing or painting or sketching.
After completing a degree in Applied Art, I began a career in advertising and found it both exciting and rewarding. At the same time, my creative leanings grew to include other art forms such as sketching, painting, photography, sewing, mosaics, crochet, quilting and now, felting.
A big move to Australia as a young family brought a lot of upheaval. I struggled to settle in, until one day, quite by accident, I discovered the art of hand-felting. I was hooked. Since then, I’ve been on an exciting journey of creating hand-felted scarves and jewellery as well as teaching this ancient art form.
I launched Native Needle, my online store, a few years ago and haven’t looked back since.
www.nativeneedle.com.coI don’t think there will ever be a time when I stop finding joy in being creative.