Needle Felt a Bumblebee

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Description

Join me for an online needle felting workshop where you can make your own little needle felted bumblebee. You will be sent a kit containing all the materials you need ahead of time.

Classes are taught via zoom, allowing you to have a crafty couple of hours from the comfort of your own home 😊. Zoom is easy to use. I will set up a meeting and will send you a link ahead of time. Feel free to log in 15 minutes before the workshop starts so you can get settled in and I can answer any of your queries.

My online sessions last 2 to 2.5 hours allowing plenty of time to interact and ask questions.

There will be a maximum of ten people per class and there will be a camera focussed on my desk to allow me to demonstrate each stage of the work and any particular techniques.

Due to sharp needles, this workshop is not recommended for young children, and children over 12 should be supervised.

I have run workshops in the past on different subject matters including bumblebees, toadstools and cacti. If there is anything in particular that you fancy felting, or if you’re interested in a specific date, please feel free to contact me.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

A kit, containing all the materials you need, will be sent to you ahead of time. This will include:
* A foam mat
* Five or more colours of wool
* Two barbed needles
* A piece of linen with a template;
* An embroidery hoop to frame your piece.

The workshop is £30 including the kit and delivery for U.K. participants. There is an extra charge for delivery overseas.

What you will need

The workshop is run via Zoom, so please make sure you have a suitable device and a strong internet connection.

A pair of scissors and some glue may also come in handy at the end.

Maker

Gwen Dean at Gwen’s Felted Paintings

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

2½ hours (12:00pm to 2:30pm)

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Reviews

Live online course
Vanessa - - #33563

I didn't think there was any chance I could complete my first needle felting project during an online class but with Gwen's help, I am now the proud maker of a charming felted bumble bee. Gwen's screen set-up and instruction were excellent, as was the kit she mailed out. She is a welcoming, organized and very talented teacher and I look forward to my next chance to take a class with her.

Live online course
Emma Garston - - #32375

Gwen is very calm and continually aware of peoples speed of working. She is inclusive and understanding to the different ways people work and happy to show how to work on each area of the bee as many times as needed. Another great session and lovely idea. Thanks Gwen.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you Emma, your lovely review really does mean a lot. It was good seeing you again :).

Live online course
Yvonne Imrie - - #32371

Wonderful introduction to felting and thoroughly enjoyed the workshop on zoom. Gwen was very patient with the group and manged to keep the ones who were ahead engaged as well as the slower ones so that we all knew what to do next. Very proud of my Bumblebee picture and now I hope to create more pictures using this technique.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Yvonne! I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the workshop and delighted to hear that you’re hoping to do more felting in the future. Best wishes, Gwen 😊

Live online course
Debbie - - #32261

I was given an online class as a birthday present and joined the class with some of my friends (a lovely way to catch up with people at the moment!). The materials arrived well in advance and a very generous amount of materials were included.

The class itself was easy to follow and Gwen was great at checking in on everyone's progress throughout the session (and happy to repeat steps as we all worked at different speeds). This was my first online craft course and I really enjoyed it - the afternoon went by very fast!

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

It was lovely meeting you Debbbie, and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the workshop. Thank you so much for such a lovely review.

Best of wishes,

Gwen

Live online course
Sally Anne Parmar - - #32139

A very enjoyable session learning a new craft. My daughter and I very much enjoyed it.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Sally. I’m so pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed the felting :)

Live online course
Beth - - #32117

Gwen’s workshop was absolutely fantastic. She was really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and created a really relaxed and encouraging atmosphere!
The materials were sent well ahead of time with beautiful packaging and attention to detail and there was plenty of surplus which was really generous.
Gwen is a great teacher and I look forward to booking onto another of her sessions soon!

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Hi Beth,

I am so pleased you enjoyed it! It was lovely meeting you and it would be great to see you again if you did fancy another session :).

Take care in the meantime and best wishes,

Gwen

Live online course
Megan Lunn - - #32113

Wonderful class. My kit arrived in plenty of time, well packed up, lovely quality and generous amounts of wool (I could make several more bees!).

Gwen got in touch before the class with clear joining instructions. The session itself over zoom was lovely. Gwen had a great set up so we could see her and the demonstration at the same time. She explained everything really well, answered all questions and was very encouraging.

This is the first craft activity that I have successfully started and finished within a day. A wonderfully relaxing afternoon, I feel accomplished.

Fantastic for beginners or for anyone just wanting a relaxing afternoon of crafting with other people. I’m looking forward to seeing what other kits and sessions Gwen has coming up.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Megan. I’m delighted you enjoyed the workshop :). I thought your bee was fantastic! I hope you find time to put your feet up with a crafty project again soon.

Live online course
Philippa Stuart Cox - - #32111

Loved the bee course and would like to do a online craft day every month with Gwen,
Thankyou so much

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Hello Philippa. It was lovely meeting you and Caroline yesterday. Thank you so much for your lovely review! I look forward to seeing you again :)

Live online course
Nicola - - #32109

This was a fantastic workshop! Excellent tuition from the Gwen who was so helpful and knowledgeable about her craft. I really enjoyed the afternoon and really enjoyed learning a new skill. I look forward to more workshops!

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Nicola, it was really nice meeting you. Thanks so much for such a lovely review :). It would be lovely seeing you again if you did fancy joining another workshop. In the meantime, enjoy your crafternoons!

Live online course
Anne Youngman - - #32103

A real pleasure, from the moment my box of kit arrived to the finished bumble bee picture. I recommend this highly. It was totally absorbing. Gwen is a great teacher, the class was relaxed and friendly and great fun. I enjoyed every moment.
My kit felt like a box of treasure. I had more than enough to create my picture and have been making more bumble bees with the extra roving.
Treat yourself, the process of needlefelting is totally absorbing, very therapeutic and the finished results are lovely.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Aww, Anne, thank you so much for such a lovely review! It was lovely seeing you again and I am so pleased you enjoyed the workshop. I love the bee you made with the extra wool!

Live online course
Joanna Smith - - #32065

I absolutely loved Gwen's workshop! I found Gwen's clear step-by-step instructions easy to follow, with good pacing throughout the session, giving everyone a chance to advance to the next step if they were ready. It was a really fun couple of hours and the time flew. It's great to find high quality online crafting courses with like-minded crafters sharing experiences and ideas. Although new to needle felting, I was delighted with the results. This may well be my new crafting obsession! Thanks again Gwen, I will keep an eye out for your future workshops! Jo x

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Aww Jo, thank you so much for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure meeting you. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed it and am delighted to hear that you’re hoping to continue with felting :). I look forward to seeing your creations!

Live online course
Joanne Jones - - #32056

The time flew as Gwen taught us how to make a felt bee. A lovely relaxing way to spend a few hours and acquire a new skill. I would definitely look to attend another course run by Gwen and I will attempt to make my own bee with the plentiful materials provided.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Hello Joanne,

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it is hugely appreciated. I am really pleased that you are hoping to use the remaining wool too :).

It was lovely meeting you.

Best wishes,

Gwen

Live online course
Linda M - - #32054

Gwen’s needle felting course was fantastic - she is a great instructor clear, patient and fun. The time flew by and Gwen’s knowledge and enthusiasm has inspired everyone to keep felting. Really recommend this course for beginners (like me) or people who want to learn some new skills and techniques.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Hello Linda,

Thank you so much for joining me on this workshop and for your lovely review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed it :).

Best wishes,

Gwen

Live online course
Sheryl Bevan - - #32053

A fantastic course which enabled us to make something that was pretty impressive in a relatively short period of time! Gwen was very clear, concise and took her time to ensure that we all understood the instructions. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Thank you!

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Hello Sheryl,

It was lovely meeting you yesterday. I am so pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Thank you so much for your lovely review!

Best wishes,

Gwen

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