Karen Norton first discovered the wonderful art of needle felting at a workshop held in a local art gallery, she absolutely loved it and has been needle felting ever since.
‘Following a few more courses of basic shapes and lots of experimenting with different types of wool I had the urge to create my own designs based on my love of animals, especially hares. I wanted to create something that I would be happy to display in my own home and so initially I began designing them for myself but was then was asked to make them for friends and then a wider audience and so Karen Norton Designs was born.
My studio is set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, which provides me with constant inspiration with all its amazing wildlife. The nature of my craft means that each hare I create is a unique character, it is impossible to create two the same. Each piece takes many hours to create and is made with a love and passion for my subject’.