The love of the creatures that she creates shines through in the work of the needle felting artist Abigail Rayner.
But when I asked her about her reasons for starting her business, the response was a bit more prosaic- she was bored after Christmas ! She has a background in illustration which is evident in the art work that she creates and her inspiration especially comes from the beautiful colours of the soft sheep wool that she works with.
This, unsurprisingly, is used to great effect in her sheep and sheep dog creations. My own personal favourites are the robin and the polar bear, perfect Christmas cards which with a frame, would make a great present too.