Needle felting is a relaxing and absorbing hobby that allows you to sculpt anything your mind can imagine. By using a special barbed needle you take beautiful wool which has been combed to make it smooth and knit the fibres together to create 3Dimensional items from animals to people.
On our one day course you will first learn the basic safe techniques of using these special needles and be given safety equipment to prevent any accidents while you are enthusiastically stabbing your little piles of wool into shape. Once you have learned how to wield the tools safely you will get some inspiration from our books and decide on the project you will be making. You can make items from a selection in the book or if you are inspired you can go freehand to create something of your choice with guideance from me to manage the time.
From a large selection of coloured and natural wools some of which are from local farms all of which are British you will begin to pack together the wool into base shapes and throughout the course of the day you will shape, smooth and add ears, eyes etc to your creation. You will go away with a finished item and the skills to carry on creating in your own time, some kits will be available to buy on the day if you wish to make more straight away.