In-person course
in Ilminster

Kingfisher Needle Felting Two Day Workshop



On this exciting two day needle felting workshop fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will share with you how to make your sculptures come to life by looking in more detail at the proportions, shapes and details of our magical kingfisher including the feathers, the mixing and layering of different textured wool's to create shine and the use of finer felting needles. The workshop will also cover the construction and covering of wire legs and beaks using wax and wool. You will also learn the technique of shingling where we implant different layers of wool to create a more realistic finish to your sculptures. By the end of this two day workshop you will have created your own magical kingfisher mounted on a beautiful piece of locally sourced Dorset wood, ready for you to take home or if you can part with them to give to that special someone as a gift! ​A fun, creative, inspiring and relaxing crafting retreat with friendly, like minded people! This workshop is suitable for both beginners or those with some experience of needle felting. Accommodation can be booked, subject to availability. Tutor Information Carla Taylor creates contemporary sustainable 3D wool sculptures inspired by the animals and landscape of the British countryside and coastline using the technique of needle felting. Needle felting involves using barbed needles of various sizes to repeatedly stab and sculpt wool fibres together, building layers of wool, transforming the fleece in to a felted work of art! Carla likes to work closely with local Dorset farmers promoting the use of local and British wool and will often refer to conservation issues within her sculptures.

What's included in the price?

The price of the workshop includes all materials and a needle felting kit, that you get to keep, take home and carry on creating with. Includes tuition, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.


2 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



Dillington House, , Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Accommodation offered
  • Intermediate level
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