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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

Duration: 1 day 9.45am-4pm

Price: £55

Contact: Sally Evans at Craft Workshops

Guggleton Farm Arts, Station Road
nr Sturminster Newton
DT10 2RQ

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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!

Location: Craft Workshops at The Studio, Guggleton Farm Arts.

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 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?

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.

Want to review this course?

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.

- - #28076

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!

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.

- - #25342

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  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Intermediate level
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Parking provided
  • Stag and hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends

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