Needle felted Dogs and Cats in Hebden Bridge



A full day workshop with highly experienced fibre artist Josephine Gornall in her warm studio which is in the historic Birchcliffe Centre nestled above Hebden Bridge near woodland. Discover how to make a gorgeous little needle felted dog or cat of any breed or type using just a felting needle to felt natural wool fibres together. Learn how to create the body, legs and head, how to do body shaping and sculpting. Followed by making some ears to bring your mini pet to life. How to blend colours to make the specific colours of your pet, and make features, to create the unique character of your dog or cat. Complete your wool sculpture by adding a nose and glass eyes. Bring along a few photos of your pet for reference (ideally printed or on a larger device than a phone if possible as easier to see) if you would like to make a little needle felted replica animal that needs no feeding or walking! Or create your own fantasy or cartoon style dog or cat. Private bespoke workshops are available for families and friends in my studio. From two people upwards. Please get in touch to discuss possibilities. The Birchcliffe Centre is a fully accessible building. There is a free car park. Hebden Bridge is a thriving small town packed with independent shops and cafes. There is a Railway station and a regular bus service which stop's right outside the Birchcliffe centre.

What's included in the price?

All materials and use of equipment supplied. Small class max. of 6. Suitable for all including beginners. Free car park. Teas, coffee and biscuits provided. Please bring a packed lunch.


6½ hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts




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Josephine Gornall is a full time practising fibre and mixed media artist and tutor with over 20 years experience of all aspects of felt-making. She runs Phinefibre felt making and needle felting workshops in her studio in Hebden Bridge and other venues. She has delivered and managed celebratory and public arts projects. Including teaching workshops and projects within Schools, and the wider community..

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Pet lovers
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Father's Day
  • Tutor can travel
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • Weekends
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
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Yes we have a large free car park situated at the back of the Birchcliffe Centre, signposted from the Birchcliffe Road.

Yes you need to bring a packed lunch.
Teas, coffee and biscuits are provided


Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8DG