Born in Germany Yvonne Herbst is presently working and living in Everett, Washington. After graduating with Bachelor in Arts degree from Waldorf school she worked as a painter for 10 years at Pixar Animation Studios but felt she needed to branch out and find other mediums to work with. She taught herself sewing and started to create amazing life-like creatures. Her needle felted animals have distinctive personality and character. It takes about a week for Herbst to make one single animal.
"The idea to try felting swam around in my head for a year or so before I just bought a small amount of roving and a few needles," she says.
She has an online store Yvonne's Workshop where she sells her needle felted animals. You can join her on facebook for updates on her new work and to see her work in the past.