Caroline Riley began designing and making her needle felted critters three years ago. Since then her business, WhataJoyCrafts has continued to grow and demand for her woolly creations knows no bounds.
She hand crafts everything from mice to moles and bees to bears. She also makes the wooden stands and boxes herself.
If you'd like to commission a piece please get in touch with Caroline via email.
Caroline is self taught and says much of her learning has been through lots of trials and errors. Today she runs her business from her home at Weardale in County Durham.
Her life-like needle felt sculptures, sell at a number of local shops and galleries and she is a member of craft collective Jaspah Crewe at Blanchland in Northumberland, where you can see and buy her work.
For more information or to make a purchase please contact Caroline
Visit her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/whatajoycrafts/
or Facebook via the link in the button below.
Please see a selection of her work below.
Needle felted with corriedale and merino wool
Needle felted with Corriedale & Merino wool in hand-crafted pet box with carrot.
A Delicious Windfall
Needle felted with Corriedale & Merino wool. Nest is recycled Tartan wool fabric
Needle felted tortoise head sporting a Fez
Needle felted mouse with handmade blackberry & apple on varnished driftwood
Wool Fungi Study
Needle felted mini highland coos
Needle felted with crown settled on a piece of honeycomb with velvet background 5"frame