Karin Celestine lives in a small house in Monmouth, Wales. In her garden there is a shed and in that shed is another world. The world of Celestine and the Hare. It is a place where kindness, mischief and beauty help people find the magic in the ordinary. Karin is an artist and author, who creates needle felted animals of charm and character, including the stars of her own delightful stop-motion animations and her series of children’s books published with Graffeg. Her joy in the world of nature is also reflected in her sculptural copper pieces which complement her feltwork. Karin runs popular needle felting workshops, inspiring others to find their creative spirit. Follow her on Twitter or visit her website. The Lightbringers can be purchased here.

At this time of year, when the light fades early and the world shifts from green to gold, cinnamon and