In-person course

Kingfisher Needle Felting Workshop - Intermediate

Needle Felted Kingfisher


On this new exciting two day needle felting workshop fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through both the intermediate and more advanced techniques of needle felting as well as sharing lots of tips and tricks that she has learnt along the way as well as her love and passion for local Dorset and British wool.

Carla 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 and how to cover and work around them. 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 of the lakes 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 that special someone as a gift! A fun, creative, inspiring and relaxing weekend with friendly, like-minded people! A little self-care package all rolled in to one!
This workshop is suitable for those that have intermediate experience of needle felting and will involve some basic sewing, e.g sewing of beads or french knots.

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.

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?

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.


Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council
Dillington House
TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users

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