Needle Felted Festive Robins
Sunday 25 November 2018 09:45 - 16:00
Love wool? Then you’ll love needle felting!
Create your own festive robin from sustainable coloured fleece, to decorate your home with or to give as a gift.
Fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through the techniques of needle felting. This technique uses special barbed needles to repeatedly stab and sculpt wool fibres together to create 2d and 3d forms, transforming beautiful loose sheep’s fleece into your own unique design.
On this one-day workshop you will learn how to build individual shapes, join shapes together, determine the proportions and character of your festive robin and learn how to add wire legs to bring your festive robin alive using felting needles, wool and your hands to mould, shape and sculpt the wool.
By the end of the workshop you will have created your own felted festive robin ready for you to take home or, if you can part with it, to give to someone as a special gift. A fun, creative and inspiring day. Suitable for those with some basic experience of needle felting.
The Mousehole Woolery is situated in the heart of the Dorset countryside and is the home and studio of fibre artist Carla Taylor, as recently featured on Channel 4's Craft It Yourself. Carla creates contemporary sustainable needle felted wool sculptures inspired the animals and landscape of the British countryside and coastline. As an official supporter of the Campaign for Wool and the local farming community, Carla is passionate about promoting local Dorset and British wool and often refers to conservation awareness within her sculptures. She also sometimes incorporates vintage pieces into her work, reflecting her lifetime passion for antiques. Carla exhibits her work at various galleries and contemporary shows across the south west and runs needle felting workshops.
Price: £75 pp includes all tuition, materials, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Times: Arrive from 9.45am for morning tea. The course will start at 10am and finish at 4.00pm.
What to bring: All tools and materials are provided, however if you have any needle felting equipment already please bring it along.