Course Start DatesFriday 21st February 2020
About the Course
Fibre artist Carla Taylor creates contemporary sustainable wool sculptures inspired by wildlife and the British Countryside. She has a studio, the Mousehole Woolery, in the heart of Dorset. She enjoys passing on her skills to others through her very popular needled felting workshops here at Fisherton Mill.
On this new exciting two day needle felting workshop Carla will guide you step by step through both the intermediate and more advanced techniques of needle felting as well as sharing lots of tips and tricks that she has learnt along the way as well as her love and passion for local Dorset and British wool.
Carla will share with you how to make your sculptures come to life by be looking in more detail at the proportions, shapes and details of the magical puffin using intricate felted shapes, the mixing and layering of different textured wool's and the use of finer felting needles. The workshop will also cover the construction of wire armatures and how to work around them allowing you then to change the pose of your sculptures and provide extra stability when required.
By the end of this two day workshop you will have created your own magical coastal puffin mounted on a beautiful piece of locally sourced Dorset wood, ready for you to take home or if you can part with them to give that special someone as a gift!
A fun, creative, inspiring and relaxing weekend with like minded, friendly people.
This workshop is suitable for those that have intermediate experience of needle felting and are wanting to learn how to create wire armatures and add more detail to their work.
Places are limited so please book early!
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The price of the two day workshop includes all materials and a needle felting kit that you get to keep, take home and carry on creating with. You will also receive a 10% discount voucher for all food and beverages purchased from the Fisherton Mill Gallery Cafe on the two days of the workshop.
Fisherton Mill is the largest independent Gallery complex in the south and has an onsite, award winning, Cafe on the ground floor. The Gallery Café's varied menu changes to suit the seasons and the recipes often use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Pop in for a coffee, a cup of tea and a piece of cake, or something more substantial either before or after your workshop.
There is always something delicious to choose from - for lunch, try a generously filled sandwich or something warm, such as some hearty soup in winter, or a healthy salad in the summer, all washed down with a glass of wine, some elderflower or home-made minty limeade.
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