Introduction to needle felting making a woodland creature or bird, or other small animal: (beginners or improvers) at Henstridge nr Stalbridge Somerset and Dorset

Needle Felt Beginners Workshop Course Milborne Port Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset


Spend a day learning the craft of needle-felting or improving your existing needle felt skills.

We will each be making a cute woodland creature or a bird to take home. You can also choose to make another type of small animal such as a dog or cat if you prefer.

You can choose from a variety of needle-felted animals or birds, or you can bring suggestions of your own. If you think you may need specific colours please let me know when booking so I can make sure we have everything you need to make your chosen creature.

Included is tuition, felting wool, any finishing parts e.g wire legs, eyes, beak etc. as well as the use of felting needles and other tools.

You will learn how to make felt using wool and felting needles, how to create the various parts of woodland creatures or birds, and how to put all the parts together and how to finish off your cute creature.

As the workshop numbers are very small, this workshop is suitable for complete beginners to improvers as I can offer as much individual help as is needed during the workshop.

Maximum number on workshop is a maximum of 4 people.

This class is suitable for adults or accompanied teens. If you are not sure if this workshop is suitable for your teen please ask any questions before booking - always happy to help and advise.

Hot and cold drinks will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch and snacks.

WORKSHOP NOTES (regarding changes from 19th July 2021)
* 4 People max for Workshops (I have no plans to increase the numbers of people attending workshops for the foreseeable future)
* 1 person per 6ft (185cm) table (so you can work with a minimum 2m distance from other workshop attendees)
* Well ventilated, clean Workshop (as ever!)
* Hand Sanitiser (please continue to use it frequently)
* Separate Toilet Facilities for just our Workshop (so you know who you could have been in contact with and to minimise contact with general public)
We encourage everyone to continue to respect other people's space.
You are very welcome to wear a mask or face covering at any time during your visit to the Workshop (there is absolutely no need to feel uncomfortable about wanting to wear a facemask). I will be wearing one whenever I feel it is necessary or am required/requested to do so.
You are not required to wear a facemask while you are crafting but please still bring a mask with you as you may be required to wear one in retail spaces and public spaces such as the general toilet area and shared space such as the corridor to the Workshop (we are waiting for more clarification over the next few days).
If you have any concerns or questions about attending Workshops with the restrictions lifted, please let me know and we will work together to make sure that you are confident that you can craft safely in the Workshop.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included is your tuition, felting fibres, any finishing parts e.g wire legs, eyes, beak etc. as well as the use of felting needles and other tools.

Hot and cold drinks will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch and snacks.


Sally Evans at Craft Workshops


Craft Workshops c/o Grass Roots Garden & Aquatic Centre
Stalbridge Road

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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

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In-person course
Ian McClary - - #31635

We really loved making moon-gazing hares with Sally Evans. We had such a lovely, relaxing time and really appreciated how Sally enabled us to complete our hares by the end of the day. We had such a sense of achievement and have had lots of lovely feedback on them. Sally introduced us to the techniques involved and also gave us lots of choice so we could personalise our designs. She is an excellent teacher and we were made to feel very much at home in her workshop.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you so much for your review - great to meet you both and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sally

In-person course
Leandah Collis - - #31344

Had the best day doing this course, the workshop was warm and inviting, and all covid precautions were in place.
Sally was very welcoming and made the day very enjoyable.
Everything was explained very clearly and instruction easy to follow.
It would be worth attending other needle felting classes before this one as you need an understanding of needle felting for this class.
Would highly recommend any of Sally's classes, they are always a pleasure.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you for your lovely review Leandah - it was a very enjoyable day and great to see you again. Your hare is fab and I look forward to helping you finish it off :)
Totally agree about having at least a basic knowledge of needle felting to get the best out of this workshop (which of course you have) as it is an intermediate level to build on the foundations of needle felting skills.
Look forward to seeing you again soon I hope :)

In-person course
Kate Palmer-Marshallsay - - #30796

This is one of the best courses I have ever attended! Sally is an inspirational teacher who clearly loves her craft and wants to share this love with others. I started the day with zero experience of needle felting and left with my very own small needle felted cat! Now I have the bug and want to create more and more animals. I will definitely attend another of Sally's courses :)

Response from Craft Workshops:

Kate, thank you for your review. It was a truly wonderful day and I am really pleased you will be carrying on with needle felting. Look forward to seeing you again before too long :)

In-person course
Barbara Gaj - - #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.

In-person course
Barbara Gaj - - #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
Angela Brown - - #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
Tracy De Boorder - - #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,

In-person course
Charlotte Clarke - - #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
Leandah Collis - - #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
Jackie Parris - - #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
Hannah - - #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
Liz Hannam - - #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
Susan Holden - - #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
Sam Jacobs - - #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
September Chapelle - - #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,

In-person course
Sonya Ward - - #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
Prue Curtis - - #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
Emma - - #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
Pam Hansford - - #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 :)

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