Starting with making a wire armature your quirky bird will evolve into life throughout the workshop. I am there to make alongside you and guide you through the process...you decide on shape, colour extra features and so everyone's bird will be unique. This is quite a long workshop and so you are more likely to finish if you have had some previous experience...I don't want to discourage beginners but be prepared to work hard! I will either use Zoom or jitsi.org to give the workshop and so make sure your bandwidth is good enough before booking as it is much easier if you can see and hear me, and me you clearly. I need a minimum of 5 participants for this class to run.

What's included in the price?

Live Online tuition.

What you will need

Bendable wire, pliers, wool fibre (preferable not merino), 36 gauge needle felting needles, a foam block/brush to work on and scissors. I can provide dyed wool fibre at and extra cost including postage (UK only)


5 hours



Ruth Packham

with Craft Courses since 2017

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I am an artist/maker based in West Wales. I trained as a fine artist many years ago. I have a passion for working with textiles and currently use British wool fibre and felt making techniques. I have been teaching for over 20 years covering a wide range of creative activities to a wide range of groups from young children to elderly care home residents, in schools, WI groups, art centres and galleries in the UK and Europe. I have developed a range of needle felting kits.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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This course is taught online