Make a needle-felt Herdwick doorstop - a Quirky Workshop nr Ullswater & The Lake District



More spaces may be available- please ask Create your own gorgeous and quirky needle felted Herdwick sheep with Annis McGowan here at Quirky Workshops. Weighing around 3.5kg and measuring 38cm long, these delightful characters are made using all quality wools, including that of the local Cumbrian Herdwick sheep. Although they are heavy enough to hold back a door, most of their proud makers allow them to be admired on tables and shelves! This is a full day workshop ideal for beginners and those with experience, learning inspiring needle felting techniques. Needle felting is the locking the wool fibres together through repeat stabbing with barbed needles, it sounds complicated but can easily be learned and some beautiful pieces can be created in this way. Following Annis' careful instruction you will leave at the end of the day with your very own unique hand made adorable animal. Please note that there will be an additional charge of £30 for the Herdwick sheep. We look forward to welcoming you here in Cumbria and the Lake District!

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks; fresh coffees & home-made biscuits; a lovely home made lunch and a freshly made Cream Tea of Aga -baked scones, cream and jam!


1 day (9:30am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Situated in a tranquil location on the fringes of the Lake District, we have been hosting a Quirky range of workshops since 2005. We are now proud to offer over 140 Arts, Craft and Heritage Skills Workshops each year, led by an incredible and talented range of local and national tutors, all experts in their field. We have two teaching studios, the 'Squirrel Barn' and the newly renovated, spacious and airy 'Swallow Barn', the latter of which, at 60m2 was very popular in the months post Covid, allowing 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffee with Aga home-baking is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Weekends
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Accommodation offered
  • Christmas
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Greystoke Craft Garden, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT