Gretelparker

Needle felting wool, needle felted animals, paintings

Shrewsbury, England · 2059 Sales

Gretelparker

Needle felting wool, needle felted animals, paintings

Shrewsbury, England 2059 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(648)

Announcement   I am a professional artist and designer living in a little cream cottage in rural Shropshire, England. Previously a children's illustrator, I became a full time needle felt artist in 2008 when I also opened my Etsy shop. I've sold my work to collectors all over the world and expanded into selling my own kits and high quality supplies. I believe that supplies should be presented beautifully, to enhance the creative experience.
I am now selling all of my creative work in this shop, so if you are looking for quirky, affordable art and cards, please browse the shop sections.
If you like my needle felt designs, you will love my book 'Little Needle Felt Animals, published in the UK by Harper Collins and in the USA by Harper books - you will find it on Amazon and in most major book stores.
I have written 50 patterns to date and have been featured in many well known craft magazines, including 'Mollie Makes' where my work has been the cover project on three issues. To read more about me and to check for UK needle felt workshops please visit my website
www.gretelparker.com

Announcement

Last updated on 18 May, 2017

I am a professional artist and designer living in a little cream cottage in rural Shropshire, England. Previously a children's illustrator, I became a full time needle felt artist in 2008 when I also opened my Etsy shop. I've sold my work to collectors all over the world and expanded into selling my own kits and high quality supplies. I believe that supplies should be presented beautifully, to enhance the creative experience.
I am now selling all of my creative work in this shop, so if you are looking for quirky, affordable art and cards, please browse the shop sections.
If you like my needle felt designs, you will love my book 'Little Needle Felt Animals, published in the UK by Harper Collins and in the USA by Harper books - you will find it on Amazon and in most major book stores.
I have written 50 patterns to date and have been featured in many well known craft magazines, including 'Mollie Makes' where my work has been the cover project on three issues. To read more about me and to check for UK needle felt workshops please visit my website
www.gretelparker.com

Gretel Parker

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Gretel Parker

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(648)
Jill Shepherd

Jill Shepherd on 17 Apr, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is a suberb kit, so nicely put together, you get everything you need to make Hatty Hare. The instruction booklet is is amazing, step by step clear instructions and photos. I would highly recommend this kit!

cosmicfunpalace

cosmicfunpalace on 06 Mar, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Gretel, as always, does beautiful work, and this item came securely packaged and in timely fashion.

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Updates

'Cherry Drops' is a great wool for starting your Christmas ornaments - you can needle felt it directly onto a polystyrene ball base, for a smooth, accurate bauble shape.
Today I am finishing off a goose girl...her jacket is made from my 'Herb' merino. Just got to make the wings!
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About

Professional needle felter

I originally trained as an illustrator and for many years saw myself as an artist, but in 2008 I picked up a felting needle, made my first little rabbit toy and have not stopped felting since. My toys go to live all over the globe. They have even been featured in children's books, which mix my toy characters with my illustrations - just web search 'Mrs Mouse's Cupcakes' to find online sellers. Now I am concentrating on passing on what I've learned through workshops, kits and my first book. I am a regular contributor to the popular crafting magazines 'Craftseller' and 'Mollie Makes' and to their own range of books 'Mollie Makes Christmas' 'Mollie Makes Feathered Friends' and 'Mollie Makes Weddings'.

Spring 2014 saw the publication of my first needle felting book, containing 30 patterns, ranging from very easy to more advanced. It's published by Harper Collins and is available both in the UK and the USA. You can find it listed on Amazon, under the title 'Little Needle- Felt Animals' by Gretel Parker isbn 0062300814.

My prices reflect the many hours and days work put into the pieces, the absolute care I invest in everything I create, as well as reflecting my growing reputation as an professional artist and craftswoman.

Shop members

  • Gretel Parker

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I live in a small cottage in rural Shropshire, England. I work as a needle felt pattern maker, including 'Craftseller' and 'Mollie Makes'. My first book, featuring 30 designs is called 'Little Needle Felt Animals' published by Harper Collins.

Shop policies

Last updated on 15 April, 2016
Thank you for visiting my shop. I supply needle felt kits and supplies as well as selling my own designs. I aim to give the very best customer satisfaction and quality goods. If you have any queries, or require a custom order, I will reply as soon as possible and aim to give you a satisfactory shopping experience.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I always pack items securely, especially if they are going overseas, but sadly sometimes postal systems can cause damage. In the event of this happening, please contact me with photographs of the damage and we can arrange suitable refund or replacement.

First class post within the United Kingdom can take between 1-3 days to arrive and Airmail deliveries overseas can take anywhere from 7 days to three weeks, depending on location. If your order has not arrived within this time, please let me know.
Payment
I much prefer Paypal, but if you are in the United Kingdom or have a British bank account I will accept a cheque, in which case your item(s) will be sent out after it has cleared. If I have not received payment after 24 hours, I will contact you to make sure everything is ok, but if after that I get no reply, I will have to cancel the order.
Shipping
I endeavour to get orders sent out within two days of purchase. Items are sent First Class mail to the United Kingdom, standard Airmail to all other countries.