Gretel Parker

Used-to-be children's illustrator turned needle felt artist, designing accessible patterns for all levels of experience.

Scandi-style flying goose

This is a delightfully simple but stylish design which can be used as a Christmas tree bauble. It's an easy pattern which should only take a few hours, so why not make several and decorate with your own flying gaggle of geese?

How to tear wool roving easily

A free sample mini-lesson with photos and short demo video

More About Gretel Parker

With a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, I used to work as a freelance children's illustrator. Then I discovered needle felting.

I've now been needle felting for over ten years, and in that time I've held many live workshops, created needle felt patterns for several craft magazines, including 'Mollie Makes' and had a book of my patterns published by Harper Collins; 'Little Needle-Felt Animals' by Gretel Parker, which you can find on Amazon.

I have created these lessons with as much care as I would plan a workshop, with many photos, simple but clear instructions and additional demonstration videos.

If you would like to see archives of my many designs, published work and photos from previous workshops, please visit my website And do follow me on Instagram where I post work in progress and news of forthcoming kits and lessons and the occasional photo of the lovely countryside which surrounds the old Shropshire cottage where I live.