Needle felt a robin - live online workshop

Robin in a hoop with the wool and needles provided.
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Description

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

***The Friday Workshops run from 12 noon until 2.30pm and the Saturday workshops run from 3 to 5.30pm (GMT).***

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 10 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 camera focused on my desk to allow me to demonstrate each stage of the work and any particular techniques.

I have run workshops in the past on different subject matters including bumblebees 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
* Several colours of carded Corriedale wool
* Two barbed needles
* A piece of linen with a template;
* An embroidery hoop to frame your piece.

The workshop is £30 plus £3 delivery for U.K. participants. There is an extra charge for delivery overseas.

What you will need

Classes are run via Zoom, so please ensure that you have a suitable device and strong internet connection.

Maker

Gwen Dean at Gwen’s Felted Paintings

This course is taught online

Suitable for

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

Duration

2½ hours (3:00pm to 5:00pm)

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Reviews

Live online course
Catherine - - #31831

I wasn't sure what to expect from the course having never tried a zoom craft session before, but I loved it! Gwen was a great teacher and I was pleased with my resulting robin! A great way to spend a couple of hours.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Aw, Catherine, thank you so much for the review. It was lovely meeting you. I’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop. :)

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Sarah - - #31827

A lovely course which was really laid back and fun whilst also giving great results for a beginner. I’m really pleased with my robin, the kit was great and leaves enough to do another one afterwards.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Sarah, thank you so much for your review! I’m delighted you enjoyed the workshop :). Your robin was lovely 😊

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Bonnie Twiss - - #31795

Really enjoyed this course. Lovely group, excellent supplies sent out in plenty of time. Very therapeutic.

Five stars from me! ⭐️

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

It really is so lovely to hear that you enjoyed the workshop Bonnie! Thank you so much for your lovely review ☺️

Live online course
Katrina Monkhouse - - #31793

I was delighted how well the felted robin turned out. I believe that is credit due to the kit provided and instructions provided by Gwen.

I haven’t previously done an online craft course but, it was both instructive and enjoyable and I will be looking to do more in the future.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Katrina. It was lovely meeting you and I’m delighted that you enjoyed it :)

Live online course
Val Hearn - - #31731

This is the first on line course I've joined. I thought it was very good. The teacher was excellent and I came away feeling pleased with what I had made. I also felt I had learned enough to begin felting on my own. I enjoyed chatting to the other people even though everyone was in a different part of the country. I would enroll on another course.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

I’m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed it Val! Thank you so much for your lovely review. I look forward to seeing some of your future makes :).

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Cathy Bovill - - #31713

This was a fun workshop. Gwen created a lovely relaxed atmosphere and it went at a good pace with flexibility if you were going more slowly or quickly than others. I really enjoyed it and I am delighted with my finished felted robin.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you so much for your review Cathy, it really is hugely appreciated. It was lovely meeting you and I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the workshop :)

Live online course
Wendy - - #31700

Thank you so much to Gwen, what a lovely relaxed afternoon! Gwen had a very good way about her, making us all feel at ease while learning something new. I really, really enjoyed it, and as the kit Gwen sent has plenty of wool for another robin or two, I will make some more! I have a linen shirt I can cut up to use as my background :)
Would definitely recommend the course to anyone wanting to have a go. I had no experience at all! There's no rushing through how to do things and Gwen answered all our questions.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Wendy, it was lovely meeting you and I was very impressed with your robin :). I'm really chuffed to hear that you are hoping to make more with your extra wool. Thank you so much for such a lovely review, it really is hugely appreciated :)

Live online course
Karen R - - #31699

A great way to spend a cold wet and windy afternoon with like minded people on line learning something new and being creative. Gwen's pre course preparation, on the day presentation and teaching skills were really professional and friendly. I'd highly recommend. Zoom has brought the chance to join workshops from far across the Country in a way that would never have been possible before and this workshop was a gem of a find :)

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Aw Karen, thank you so much for such a lovely review! It really was lovely meeting you and I am so glad you enjoyed the workshop :)

Live online course
Ashleigh Ross - - #31697

I had such a great time during this workshop and loved trying out something new that i think i will take up. It was so nice to be with other people at the same stage as myself and being able to chat whilst learning a new skill and i am very proud of the end result. I would highly reccomend for anyone who is considering it.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

I am delighted that you are hoping to take up felting! Your robin was fantastic and I am looking forward to seeing some of your new creations. Thank you so much for this lovely review :)

Live online course
G Murphy - - #31693

So good! Felt ( get it!) i had made something unique and was really proud of the end result. As a first time 2D felter, it was a great, collective, online experience. Gwen is a knowledgeable, kind and supportive teacher with amazing work and great tips! Thank you for a lovely way to spend an autumnal afternoon. GM

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

It really was lovely meeting you and I am so pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Thank you so much for such a lovely review (and an excellent pun :D).

Live online course
Julie - - #31352

I would thoroughly recommend this workshop. I really enjoyed it and was very pleased with my finished picture. The kit was sent out in advance and contained a generous amount of everything we needed. Gwen was very supportive and helped us through each stage of the process answering any queries as we went along. I feel I now have more confidence and motivation to try out exciting new projects which I wouldn’t have done without attending this. Thanks Gwen!

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you so much Julie! I’m delighted you enjoyed the workshop and really pleased you’re hoping to continue with felting. I look forward to seeing your future makes! :)

Live online course
Helen - - #31310

I had a fabulous couple of hours learning needle Felting for the first time. Gwen was so helpful, informative and friendly. The materials she provided were perfect - it was so lovely to receive the box complete with jewel coloured woolly eggs ready to use. I’m so pleased with my finished piece. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks Gwen.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Helen, thank you so much for such a lovely review! I’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop. It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to seeing your future felt paintings :)

Live online course
Katy Allen - - #31060

The class was suitable for all ability levels / artistic abilities, Gwen encouraged all of us; everyone ended up with a beautiful piece of felted artwork. I enjoyed my class with Gwen so much I booked my mum in for her next session.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Katy! It really was so nice meeting you and your mum. I’m delighted that you both enjoyed it :) x

Live online course
Jennie Gregory - - #31013

This course was really enjoyable and I would highly recommend. I had never tried needle felting before but Gwen was an excellent teacher who explained everything clearly, it was a lovely craft to learn and I loved the end result. I would definitely be interested in doing another workshop in the future.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Jennie. It was lovely meeting you and I’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop :) x

Live online course
Joanne - - #31009

I was a complete beginner to needle felting before the workshop but Gwen's excellent, patient teaching made it very enjoyable. I learned so much and am grateful to Gwen for sharing her enviable skills. The kit supplied is gorgeous and very good quality. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, either absolute beginners like me, or people with some experience of the craft.

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you so much for such a lovely review Joanne! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and am delighted that you are continuing with felting. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your makes :)!

Live online course
Jeanie - - #30816

Amazing class! Gwen is so patient and her tuition is excellent. The kits arrived in plenty of time and you couldn’t buy better quality supplies. I loved this class and can’t wait to book another!

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Jeanie, thank you so much for your lovely review! It was lovely seeing you again 😊

Live online course
Susan - - #30813

I had an amazing time at this workshop! I've never attempted needle felting before and was pleasantly surprised how much fun it was. The kit arrived promptly through the post and had everything needed. Gwen, who runs the workshop, is a wonderful teacher and was really cheerful. Her instructions were clear and worked fantastically well over zoom. Will definitely be booking again!

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Louise O'Reilly - - #30810

I did a felting course with Gwen on Zoom, it was brilliant, really good fun, easy to follow instructions and a great way to relax. I made a picture of a cactus plant in a pot and it looks really good. I have it on my wall in my home office and when I look at it I am reminded of that afternoon. Thanks Gwen, when I have time I will definitely do another!

Response from Gwen’s Felted Paintings:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Louise. I’m delighted that you enjoyed it. Your cactus was lovely :)!

Live online course
Anastasia - - #30807

I have really enjoyed this course - the kit provided was excellent and Gwen was a great teacher in explaining everything! Both my sister and I managed to have a nice finished piece by the end of the workshop and we never done any felting before. We really enjoyed it and I would highly recommend this course to everyone !

Live online course
Natalie - - #30805

I am not a particularly creative person but was persuaded to have a go at this by a friend. It was actually really good fun and I did much better than i thought i would. I've never really done much craft work before but Gwen was really good at explaining how to make the picture so in the end mine didn't look too bad for a beginner! It was a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this course. It was a great way to spend an afternoon and I now have a picture I made myself to put on my wall.

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