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Introduction to Needlefelting


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Using felting needles and a variety of fleece tops, woollen fabrics, fibres and yarns, you will learn how to create rich two dimensional surfaces and small three dimensional forms, exploring the medium's potential for achieving both sculptural and painterly items. Experimenting with a variety of base fabrics and pre-felts, and with the addition of hand stitch and beadwork embellishment, you will be helped and encouraged to create a range of sample areas, as well as going on to develop an individual project, such as a small bird or animal form, corsage, beaded jewellery, picture, or surfaces for greeting cards.
There will be numerous demonstrations and examples shown, of different ideas and techniques during the course, such as lettering, decorative repeat patterns, building up of relief surfaces, attaching features and body parts, using armatures, and combining the medium with other processes.
The emphasis is both experimental and creative, and the aim is for you to have lots of ideas to take away with you at the end of the day.
The course is highly suitable for beginners, as well as those with a little more experience.

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What's included in the price?

All necessary tools and materials are provided, and as well as printed hand-outs, are yours to take away with you at the end of the course.
A delicious, home- made, two course vegetarian lunch is included, as well as plenty of home baking, coffee and tea, to keep you going throughout the day! Any special dietary requirements will be fulfilled.
Courses run from 10 a.m. until 4.30 p.m.
Both Knutsford's characterful and historic town centre and Tatton Park are only a short walk away from Lynne's home and studio, which can be easily reached by both road and rail. If you are considering a slightly longer visit, Knutsford and the surrounding area has an abundance of interesting places to visit, and a wealth of excellent eateries.


Lynne Stein at Ragworks
WA16 8BT
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- - #6714

A really inspiring day.
Lynne is so creative in her art ..... and also in her home and culinary vegetarian cuisine and cakes. This is the second workshop I have attended (Rag Rugging being the 1st), and both have been as enjoyable and inspiring as each other and the atmosphere was very welcoming, and relaxing.

I have acquired technique skills and "know-how" ability from both, and look forward to combining both media to create my own artworks.

The food was truly delicious again, and it was interesting to meet new and artistic people.

I am now hooked & have spent most evening since this workshop needle felting in front of the TV. !!

As my friend Debbie said (also attending the course) "I have realised during this wonderful day, how important 'being creative' is to my general, mood & outlook on life" .... I totally agree, so thank you Lynne for an inspiring and healing day.

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- - #6647

This was my second visit to Lynne's lovely studio - this time to learn needle felting. Lynne provided all necessary materials - foam block, needles and holder, backing fabric and a huge selection of merino wools, yarns and embellishments. An enthusiastic group of students quickly became entranced and the sound of many needles punching wool was heard. Everyone took their own path with Lynne on hand to offer advice on construction of the 2D and 3D forms. By the end of the day, cows, sheep, birds and other animals had been created, as well as several pictures. Everyone agreed that they were hooked on a new craft. Tasty soup, salad and cake kept us going throughout the day. Thanks again Lynne.

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