About the Course
Tutor: Karin Celestine
Date & Time: Thurs 26th Oct, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Bingham Studio, New Brewery Arts
PRICE: £80 (£0.00 VAT)
A one day workshop learning to make a wired skeleton armature of an hare and then needle felt onto it to make a realistic, moveable animal. Though a challenge, it is suitable for beginners or experienced needle-felters.
All abilities welcome!
Karin Celestine lives in a small house in Monmouth, Wales. In her garden there is a shed and in that shed there is another world. The world of Celestine and the Hare is a world where weasels are ruled by King Norty, pandas ride space hoppers, hedgehogs play the banjo, and bears read stories to each other. It is a place that makes people smile and kindness is the order of the day.
Karin taught children about art, about chemistry, numbers, crafts and magic, but she was always drawn back to her shed where she brings to life needle felted creatures full of character and mischief using only wool, observation and the power of imagination. These she sells online and in galleries and also makes short animations of their shenanigans in the shed. Her work includes stationery and a series of books featuring the creatures who dwell in the Shed. Each book celebrates kindness and creativity and contains a sharing of craft skills.She now puts her teaching skills to running craft and needle felting workshops for adults.
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. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials will be provided. You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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