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Hi, thanks for stopping by! Enter my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ainigmati
Please, visit my "About Page" for a little info about me and my work : https://www.etsy.com/shop/Ainigmati/about/

I come from a family of artists, visit my sister Julia's shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JCStilesArt to see her animal themed art and photography and my Dad's shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GeoffreyRStilesArt for custom pen and ink drawings. My mom is now felting animals along side me and her work is available in my shop.

Check out my facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/Ainigmati

My name is Hannah Stiles, I'm 27 years old and I needle felt little animals out of wool from my own sheep. I dye the colors myself with plants grown and gathered from my garden and the woods around my house. I…

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  • Joined March 29, 2010

Favorite materials

pen and ink, wool, oil paint

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Ainigmati
Needle felted animals, custom made...

About

Hi, thanks for stopping by! Enter my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ainigmati
Please, visit my "About Page" for a little info about me and my work : https://www.etsy.com/shop/Ainigmati/about/

I come from a family of artists, visit my sister Julia's shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JCStilesArt to see her animal themed art and photography and my Dad's shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GeoffreyRStilesArt for custom pen and ink drawings. My mom is now felting animals along side me and her work is available in my shop.

Check out my facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/Ainigmati

My name is Hannah Stiles, I'm 27 years old and I needle felt little animals out of wool from my own sheep. I dye the colors myself with plants grown and gathered from my garden and the woods around my house. I also work at Peace Fleece, an online supplier of knitting yarns and fleece batting for felters and spinners. It was there that I learned about wool and all the creative possibilities it offers.

I love animals, they are a huge part of my life. My family has a small farm in the woods of southwest Maine where we have sheep, goats, ducks, rabbits, a cat and a dog. When I needle felt I often am creating a portrait in wool of animals that I know. I love nature and I frequently go out into the forest for hikes or just to sit between the roots of a big tree and listen to the stream rush by.

Along with nature, I also draw inspiration for my art from my favorite artists, which include Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Durer, N.C. Wyeth and Arthur Rackham among many others.

I love the classics and read all kinds of great literature, ranging from J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Austin, the Bronte sisters and Dickens to the ancient Finn Cycle and Beowulf.

History was my favorite subject in school (I was home schooled by my parents) especially Medieval and Renaissance. I still indulge that love by reading the classics and watching what I like to call "costume flicks," movie renditions of classic literature, historical fiction, biographies and fantasy novels.




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