This is a half day needlefelting course for beginners led by local crafter Marta Mitchell.
During this morning session you will learn the basic techniques of needlefelting – working with single needles & multiple needles, the best way to handle & manipulate the wool and needlefelting safety.
By the end of the morning you will have made a small pincushion with a vintage cotton reel for the base, and a bunny brooch. There will be lots of colour options for the pincushion, and the brooch can be tailored to suit your taste and style. You will have the skills and the confidence to carry on with the craft at home – the possibilities are endless!
There are two options to choose from – the price of the course and materials needed to make your items or the price of the course, the materials needed and a kit with everything you need to carry on felting at home. Please note, if you opt for bringing your own kit you will need 8 x 38g triangular needlefelting needles, 1x single needle holder, 1x multiple needle holder, 1x finger protectors, 1x foam or brush mat, container for storing needles.
Who is this course suitable for?
The course is suitable for beginners, and requires no previous experience. The course requires a moderate degree of manual dexterity and is unsuitable for under 12s. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Marta will be hosting intermediate workshops later in the year, which will require some previous experience – this course is the ideal introduction to prepare.
What’s included and what to bring
The workshop price includes all consumable materials required to make your pincushion and bunny brooch.
You will need to bring 8 x 38g triangular needlefelting needles, 1 x single needle holder, 1 x multiple needle holder, 1 x finger protectors, 1 x foam or brush mat, container for storing needles.
If you are new to needlefelting and don’t have the above items, you can purchase a beginners kit that includes all of the above for £15, and you can select this option when booking.
The price includes tea, coffee and home-baking. We can cater for gluten-free diets – please indicate on the booking form if you have any dietary requirements.
What will you get from the day?
A unique, handmade pincushion made with a vintage cotton reel, a cute animal brooch, and the skills and knowledge to continue needle felting at home.