Felting is an ancient art form where layers of wool fibres are worked together using barbed needles.
Our workshops have been developed to provide a quiet day of creativity and gentle tuition and this is a great workshop to introduce you to the art of needle felting. Suitable for either beginners, or those who want to improve their skills.
The session will start with an explanation about the different types of fleece and fibre and the origins of the ancient art of felt making. You will be given a demonstration and guided through basic needle felting techniques to create a background for your picture. You will learn to build up layers to produce texture and contours.
After lunch you will be shown how to add more detail and features to your picture. Let your imagination run wild and create some truly unique artwork.
A range of fabric, beads, buttons and speciality fibres will be available for you to use to enhance your pictures throughout the day.
The course focus is always on fun and friendly creativity with lots of personal tuition from an experienced felting artist.
You don’t need to bring anything with you as all tools and materials will be provided. However, please feel free to bring pictures or photos for inspiration.
FOOD: Hot and cold refreshments will be provided throughout the day and you are welcome to bring your own lunch to the workshop. Alternatively the shop is situated next to the wonderful Mulberry Tree Cafe where you can purchase delicious food at reasonable prices.
The course costs £45.00 to include materials and use of tools
A £10.00 deposit will secure your place and class sizes will be limited to 6 people so get in touch soon to book your place.
If you have attended one of these workshops previously then you will be eligible for a 10% discount on this course