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Needle Felt Animals at Cowshed Creative in the Lake District National Park near Kendal and Windermere

Needle Felt Lion, Cowshed Creative near Kendal and Windermere

Duration: 1 day

Price: £68

Book with: George Grange
at Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)

Browfoot Farm, Brow Foot Lane

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About the Course

Be inspired by a wide range of wonderful illustrations of animals for children. Base your design on one of these or you may have an animal in mind – a much-loved pet or character you have come across. Delicious 2 course lunch included in the fee.

Felting is highly addictive and can lead to compulsive creativity! Join us for a relaxed and sociable day transforming fleece into a 3d animal of your choice. Using dry felting techniques you will blend wool to create subtle colours and sculpt a beautiful model. You will be amazed by what you create. No previous experience needed.

Textile artist and teacher, Kate Reid will guide you throughout the process with demonstrations and helpful hints to help bring your figure to life.

Kate trained at Central School of Art in London in Textile Design, which led to work as a freelance knitwear designer and textile specialist. She now runs her own successful costume hire company, designing and making bespoke costumes for both theatre productions and film.

This workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a traditional converted Lakeland barn at Browfoot Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay on the farm.

For more information about this and other courses, take a look at our website.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses for both the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Workshop costs £68 and includes a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread and cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Eat outside or enjoy lunch by the wood burner. There is an additional material fee of £4/6 charged on the day for fleece, dependent on the size of animal you chose to make.

For details on how to book: Please go to our website and click book.

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 3rd October 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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