About the Course
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced needle-felters alike. Needle-felting is a wonderful skill to learn - it's a real 'kitchen table' craft that can be done almost anywhere, needing very few tools.
We'll start the day by needle-felting a small practice piece to get some skills in hand, then move on to needle-felt a sculptural bird over a simple wire frame, building shape and adding colour with muted un-dyed wools, and with dyed merino.
You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio and a £5 voucher to use in our cafe is included.
What you will need:
All tools and materials will be provided. Please bring one or two pictures of your chosen bird species (half an A4 sheet is a good size)
All abilities welcome
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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