Needle Felt – Big Garden Birdwatch Birdy



To mark the weekend of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2022 we are celebrating with this Garden Birdy special needle-felting workshop.
During this workshop you will be using, and finding out about, native hand-dyed wool, and the different methods of felt-making.
We will be needle-felting a bird sculpture using the core wool method, and create one of the more popular garden visitors – such as a blue tit, robin, or wren.
The barbed needles are used to fuse the fibres and sculpt the wool into your favourite feathered friend!

You can bring in photos to work from, or browse through the books and resources available.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities, including beginners. Emma will guide you through the techniques and you will be able to take home your completed bird at the end of the workshop.

There will also be the opportunity to purchase a kit to go home and continue to needle felt!

Fee: £55 per person

NB. There is an additional £15 per workshop for materials, to be paid in cash on the day.

Places are limited to seven participants per event and must be booked in advance.

Review = “I’ve never tried any kind of felting before – a complete beginner in every sense of the word. The workshop was brilliant, so much choice of materials in incredible colours, the day was extremely well thought out, accommodating beginners like me, yet providing a setting where more experienced felters could also get the most from it. Emma managed to find that perfect balance of offering tuition, guidance and help, or letting us guide ourselves when we needed/wanted to. It was a very relaxing and creative day, fab venue and a nice group of people; allowing everyone to have some 1-1 time with Emma as well. I loved the workshop and was so proud of what I managed to achieve with my day, definitely worth it and would highly recommend Emma as a teacher and artist.” Martine Finlay

NB. COVID-19: This workshop will take place with social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in place.

There will be a smaller number of participants than usual, to allow for good social distancing
Everybody will be required to wear a mask (unless exempt) if the workshop is indoors
Please come prepared to work in a cool well ventilated room or covered outdoor space with plenty of warm clothing
Please also bring all of your own drinks, food, flask and cups etc.
There will be access to toilets and hand washing plus plenty of hand sanitiser available

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?

All materials, tools and resources. Please bring packed lunch


Emma Bevan at FfolkyFfelt


Denmark Farm Conservation Centre
Bettws, Lampeter
SA48 8PB

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


5½ hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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