Needle felting is a method of sculpting wool into figures and forms by repeatedly piercing it using a special barbed felting needle.
In the workshop you will learn basic dry felting techniques to create either a small owl or mouse figure to take home. You will even learn how to add features to personalise your felt figure to make it truly unique and look at further skills for you to try at home on more complex projects.
Needle felting is a wonderfully simple technique which is easy to learn. It is an inexpensive craft; great fun and the results are always a delight! The creative possibilities are endless once you get started and figures can be used as fun decorations, given as gifts or cute toys.
Please note: there is a risk of pricked fingers from the felting needles, so you will need to stay alert and keep focused while you work!
Who is the workshop for?
Beginners, but improvers are welcome. The workshop is suitable for over 12 years only.
What do you need to bring?
All materials will be provided for you to create either an Owl or a Mouse felt figure. Colours of the wool/ roving available may be limited so please bring your own wool with you if you have a colour preference.
Tutor: Kate Given
Kate is an enthusiastic crafter with many years’ experience of teaching a variety of arts and crafts both in schools and to adults.
For as long as she can remember she has had a passion for sewing, embroidery, painting, drawing, knitting...but she only discovered dry needle felting a couple of years ago. Kate was amazed at how simple the process of creating small felt figures is and was immediately hooked!
The workshop is a FREE but booking is advised as there are limited spaces available. Fix It Cafés are funded by Hampshire County Council.
Book onto Fix It Make It Café: Needle Felting at Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Forest Arts Centre, New Milton!