Live online course

Needle Felt a Bumblebee (Friday 29th Jan 12 noon and Saturday 30th Jan 3pm)



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. The Friday classes run from midday until 2 pm, while the Saturday classes run from 3pm until 5pm.

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 2 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.


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
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Live online course
- - #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.

Live online course
- - #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
- - #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,


Live online course
- - #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,


Live online course
- - #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,


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