Textile Artist
Label- OKI-DOKI originals

Annelies was born in Holland and emigrated to New Zealand in 1988 with her Kiwi husband and 3 children.

After her children went off to school she had time on her hands to devote to her creative passion, textiles.
Working under the label "Oki- Doki originals" she started experimenting with batik, printing, and handpainting fabrics.

Currently Annelies is totally committed to felting, preferring to use natural fibres such as silk, possum, angora and merino wool, but adding small amounts of manmade fibres for special effects. Annelies works from her home studio in Waipu overlooking beautiful Pohutakawa-lined beaches.