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Introduction to needle felting character teddy bears in Stalbridge, Dorset & Somerset (Beginners and intermediates)

Needle Felt Teddy Bear Beginners Improvers Stalbridge Sturminster Newton Dorset Somerset Wiltshire
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About the Course

Spend a day learning to needle felt or adding needle-felted teddy bears to your existing needle felting skills. We will each be making a beautiful character teddy bear.

The teddy bears are made to a design which you can modify to change expression and character. They have moveable joints and are able to stand, as well as having traditional glass teddy bear eyes. You can choose to add clothes and accessories made from felt to create your own unique teddy bear with a theme or character of your choosing.

This is a fun, creative day for total beginners or for those with some needle felting experience who would like to learn how to make these wonderful little character bears!

Maximum number on workshop is 4 people. This class is suitable for adults or accompanied teens.
Groups larger than 4 can be accommodated by arrangement - please contact me to arrange a suitable date (Saturdays are often booked a long way in advance, Sundays and weekdays tend to be more available for booking. Private lessons and visits to groups can also be arranged).

Needle felting included: Teddy Bear instructions, felting wool, felting needles, glass Teddy Bear eyes, and all other equipment and felt needed to complete your character Teddy Bear.

You will learn how to make felt using wool and felting needles, how to create the various parts of the Teddy Bear, how to assemble the jointed bear, how to create a bear which will stand, and how to create clothes and accessories to complete your character bear.

If you want extra wool to make more or to buy the tools to take home, these will be available to purchase on the day (no obligation, just there if you want to carry on at home).

Please see other listings for needle felting woodland creatures and birds.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Needle felting included: Teddy Bear instructions, felting wool, felting needles, glass Teddy Bear eyes, and all other equipment and felt needed to complete your character Teddy Bear.

Hot and cold drinks plus biscuits are included - please bring your own lunch and any other refreshments which you would like.

Contact

Sally Evans at Craft Workshops
Guggleton Farm Arts, Station Road
Stalbridge
nr Sturminster Newton
Dorset
DT10 2RQ
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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Price:

£55

Duration:

1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)


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Reviews

In-person course
- - #15512

A really enjoyable course.
Sally is an excellent teacher and has a great sense of humour and is very patient.
We all made a mouse 🐭
I thoroughly recommend this course.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you for coming to the course - it was a productive and friendly group. Look forward to seeing you on some other courses soon :)

In-person course
- - #15522

All materials were included for this course, along with tea & biscuits :)
The technique was demonstrated and explained really well. If anyone was finding something tricky, Sally took the time to explain it to them until they mastered it. Sally lead the course at our pace, never rushing us. She encouraged us all throughout and we all had a sleeping mouse to take home! I will definitely be booking on future courses. Thanks Sally.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you for coming to the needle felting course Emma, it was a pleasure having you attend. Thank you very much for your lovely review and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

In-person course
- - #17062

Another great day, this time learning needle felting. Sally was very patient and encouraging with our efforts. Everything was provided, even tea and coffee, and the work taken at our own pace so that we all came away with a lovely chirpy robin. Sally is an excellent teacher and I shall be going back for more very soon.

In-person course
- - #17152

Thank you Sally for a very enjoyable day learning needle felting techniques. I thought I would find it difficult but with Sally's clear explanation, demonstration and encouragement I was able to make a cheeky little robin at my first attempt. It was a very relaxed day with plenty of coffee, biscuits and laughs along the way. I will definitely be booking on a future course and hopefully bringing a friend too.

In-person course
- - #20380

I came home from this course absolutely buzzing and I was so proud of my first needle felted creature; I made a cute mole in a plant pot with a flower. Sally was very patient with us all and made you feel relaxed and confident that you could do it. Sally gave thorough explanations of the various techniques needed and I definitely feel that I could tackle another project on my own. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable day and I had a lovely little friend to take home with me. Thanks, Sally! 😊

Response from Craft Workshops:

You are very welcome September - I am so pleased you learnt the skills to confidently carry on at home, and also enjoyed the day. Your mole in the flower pot was lovey - and the attention to detail with adding the ladybird was fantastic :)
See you again soon,
Sally

In-person course
- - #20586

I attended this course with my mum as and early Mother's Day present and we had a fantastic day. Sally is lovely; she really wants you to get the most of out the day and we were not told what to make, we were asked what WE would like to make. Sally really wanted everyone to leave at the end of the day with having made something that they love. Some of us made cute moles and some of us, including me, made sleeping foxes.
Sally is very good at explaining technique (and funny, too!) and she is patient and encouraging; perfect for complete beginners like us!
Both mum and I came away with a cute creatures and a great feeling of achievement. I keep looking at my fox thinking "I made that!". My mum really enjoyed making her mole and had a great day. I highly recommend this course and I am now looking at Sally's other classes, because I know that they will be excellent. Thank you, Sally.

In-person course
- - #20593

Had a wonderful time on this day course. Was a complete beginner and despite being an enthusiastic amateur where brain/eye/hand co-ordination is practically non-existent, I came away with a completed woodland animal that looked close to what it should look like! Sally was extremely encouraging and was able to put me right without me being aware of it. We were able to work at our own pace amongst a small friendly group of like-minded people and the time just whizzed by. Got the bug and will be back for more!

In-person course
- - #20653

I was lucky enough to have this course bought for me, what a lovely present! I had a wonderful day. Sally is a lovely tutor, so full of knowledge, encouragement and humour! We worked in a small group of people and were able to choose what we made. We all chose either a mole in a pot or a sleeping fox but I think if we all had chosen something different Sally would have taken it all in her stride. I made a fox which actually looks like a fox! I learnt a new skill and I’m definitely going to do more. I thoroughly recommend this course and I will be back for more, hopefully the wet felting later in the year!

In-person course
- - #24858

I attended the introduction to needle felting and had a great day. Salt was a fantastic teacher. She was really encouraging, friendly and made you at ease straight away. The workshop was really good value for money and I will definitely be looking at doing another workshop on the future. Thank you Sally

In-person course
- - #25342

I thoroughly enjoyed the needle felted teddy bear workshop. Sally was very welcoming and I felt at ease throughout the day within a small friendly group of like minded people keen to learn a new skill. Sally was a very good tutor, very patient and demonstrated all aspects of making the teddy bear clearly and simply. We all completed a little teddy bear on the course and I went away having learnt a lot more about needle felting. I highly recommend this course for anyone who has never needle felted before or for those who already have some experience.

In-person course
- - #26093

Had the best day doing this workshop, Sally is a great teacher and provided everything needed along with a great facility and a very warm welcome.
Cannot recommend highly enough.

In-person course
- - #26111

Had fantastic day with Sally, excellent tuition and a small class which means we had lots of attention. I came away with a very sweet reindeer in time for Christmas. Would thoroughly recommend this workshop.

In-person course
- - #27694

Really enjoyed the day creating a wet felted pot and picture. Sally gave good instructions and as it was a small group was able to give advise through the production of each piece. It was a very friendly environment with tea, coffee, biscuits all provided by Sally. I will be back for more classes.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you for your lovely review Tracy ~ we did have a very enjoyable, creative day! Look forward to seeing you again soon,
Sally

In-person course
- - #27805

Thoroughly enjoyed the wet felting course. Sally is very patient and has a great sense of humour! She is an excellent teacher and very encouraging. A highly recommended course to do. Thank you so much, Sally!

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you so much Angela ~ and thank you for coming to the wet felting workshop. We had a very enjoyable day and you all made such great pieces of wet felt. Look forward to seeing you again soon :)

In-person course
- - #28076

I attended Sally's course on needle felting a teddy bear. It was my first introduction to needle felting. I had a fantastic day with Sally and others. Sally is an excellent tutor - very welcoming, well organised, clear with her instructions and demonstrations. She has given me the confidence to continue. I'm already planning to attend new courses with Sally to develop my needle felting skills. Sally has been inspirational. I would recommend Sally's workshops.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you for your lovely review Barbara and thank you for coming to the workshop ~ it was a really enjoyable day. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make in the future with the Teddy Bears and also to seeing you on some more Workshop days soon!

In-person course
- - #28787

Another great experience with Sally. This was my second experience at needle felting with Sally. I was able to reinforce first skills learnt and progress to new skills. I came away being able to make a cute bird. I was thrilled. Sally was very patient with my partner and supported him well. He was thrilled with his adorable robin. It was his first ever crafting experience. Many thanks Sally.

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