Rotraud Reinhard was born in Germany in 1961. She started felting in 1989 and developed the technique that makes three-dimensional felting possible. She runs felting courses in her own workshop and gives lessons in schools and kindergartens. She is the author of several books on felting. She lives in the medieval castle village of Maienfels with her family, dog and cat. She is the author of A Felt Farm (Floris Books).