New book! Bertram Likes to Sew
Upcoming Needle Felting Workshops and Book Events:
see workshop page for details
1st 12pm -1pm Waterstones Abergavenny.
Paper boat for Panda, reading, book signing and making paper boats as part of Abergavenny Arts Festival
14th: Needlefelt a dormouse at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Book direct with them *fully booked*
6th Bert's Garden published, look out for events.
15/16th 2 day workshop Clear Space studios, Hereford book here
Westbury Arts Festival book events with local schools
13th Squirrel workshop New Brewery arts book direct with them
2nd Christmas Mouse workshop Didier and Dandelion, Monmouth. Book direct with them.
17th Winter mouse workshop New Brewery Arts book direct with them
Trade terms contact Graffeg
Wonderful review from Kenilworth Books
If you haven’t yet found these beautiful little books, pick one up and have a look. We’ve never found a book so small that is so warm and so heartbreakingly profound. The creatures in this delightful little tribe have lives that revolve around the tiny pleasures that the world can offer – from having honey made by bees in the garden, to the joy of making a new friend and giving them the warm home that they need. With so many awful things in the world, and so much hate, these books are about the huge power of simple kindness. If the next generation grows up knowing these stories, then there is hope. But these are tales that we should all read – not just the children. These are stories about how it feels to be alone and displaced, what it means to be with friends who love you, the pleasure and pain of a beautiful memory, and the need for comfort after a facing a nightmare. They are utterly beautiful little stories – and the creatures that Karin Celestine makes are brimming with character. They are definitely completely real."
Here's what people are saying about it:
I wish I had someone to read this to me when I was small as it would have made sense and make me feel great. A really delightful read.' - Mister Finch
'How I would have adored this book and all your work when I was little kid. It’s like a cross between the flower fairies books and tales of the river bank.
Not only charming and heartwarming but full of the compelling fascination of the tiny; minute tea cups and a world where blackberries are as big as your head.
I only wish these had been around when I was 6.'
'It’s so gentle, kind, deep, profound in such a light and accessible way. I think we all know as writers that the sparest of words are the hardest to find….but you have done it so beautifully.
I especially love the bit about learning how to ask questions…made me smile.
I think lots of littl’uns will find comfort knowing that you don’t have to like what everyone else is doing.
I want to shrink and live in Bertram’s world.’
'Totally charming, thoughtful story’ Julia Green
'IReally love this quirky, gorgeous book. Gentle-but-firm story about determinedly being yourself. So beautiful you'll want to climb into the pages, and has a craft activity and natural history, too." Mimi Thebo