Get started with needle-felting cute creatures and beautiful birds in a relaxed, easy to follow step by step process in this live one-to-one online workshop (NOT a pre-recorded video).
Learn to use different kinds of felting wools and fibres to create felted creatures - I have lots of ideas and examples of creatures and birds which you can make, perhaps you have something specific in mind already, or you'd like to make a replica of your pet (or someone else's - this is a great gift!). Whatever your idea, this is a great place to start learning the craft of needle felting small creatures, animals and birds.
I will contact you within 24 hours hours of your purchase of this online workshop to arrange your individual session for a mutually convenient date and time (7 day a week availability 9am-9pm). If you have any questions before or after purchase please let me know - happy to help!
During this 3 hour workshop you will find out about the different kinds of felting wools and and fibres can be used to great effect in creating colour, texture and shape. We will be concentrating on starting with the basics of needle felting animals, creatures and birds, including:
What equipment and supplies do you need
Which fibres are suitable for suitable for needle felting (wool types and also plant based fibres)
Felting Needle types and gauges explained
Choosing your fibres and colours
Shaping the core (inside) base for you to build on eg body shape
Joining core shapes together easily
How to add needle felt fur and feathers to the surface of your core design
Techniques for adding needle felt details such as ears, tails, paws, and legs
How to deal with the tricky bits - making eyes, noses, shaping paws, and adding bird legs
Finishing your felt creature, animal or bird with techniques to remove excess fuzz (or to add fluffy surface if needed!)
Ways to display your felt creations
Suppliers of felt making equipment and consumables (UK)
I will demonstrate the stages of how to make a needle felt animal or bird core and other parts needed to make your chosen subject. And I will show you how to add your needle felt detail such as fur and feathers to the surface. I'll show you how to make the 'tricky bits' such as eyes and birds legs as well as finishing techniques and so much more. I will also show some examples of finished pieces which incorporate these techniques.
You will be invited to an online group just for Workshop attendees where you can continue to ask questions about needle felt making, any issues which you may be having, or to ask for any advice which you may need. And where you can also share your lovely finished felt pictures too!
Buying as a gift or for a special occasion? Please let me know!
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Online personal Workshop (NOT a pre-recorded video) at a mutually convenient time/date via an easy to follow link.
Checklist emailed to you on booking so you can make sure you have everything ready that you will need.
Kits are available - please enquire.
Access to your personal replay video.
Opportunity to join the online group for follow up questions and support.
Checklist emailed to you on booking so you can make sure you have everything ready that you will need, or on request if you are considering booking
Kits are available - please enquire.
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This is one of the best courses I have ever attended! Sally is an inspirational teacher who clearly loves her craft and wants to share this love with others. I started the day with zero experience of needle felting and left with my very own small needle felted cat! Now I have the bug and want to create more and more animals. I will definitely attend another of Sally's courses :)
Another great experience with Sally. This was my second experience at needle felting with Sally. I was able to reinforce first skills learnt and progress to new skills. I came away being able to make a cute bird. I was thrilled. Sally was very patient with my partner and supported him well. He was thrilled with his adorable robin. It was his first ever crafting experience. Many thanks Sally.
I attended Sally's course on needle felting a teddy bear. It was my first introduction to needle felting. I had a fantastic day with Sally and others. Sally is an excellent tutor - very welcoming, well organised, clear with her instructions and demonstrations. She has given me the confidence to continue. I'm already planning to attend new courses with Sally to develop my needle felting skills. Sally has been inspirational. I would recommend Sally's workshops.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you for your lovely review Barbara and thank you for coming to the workshop ~ it was a really enjoyable day. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make in the future with the Teddy Bears and also to seeing you on some more Workshop days soon!
Thoroughly enjoyed the wet felting course. Sally is very patient and has a great sense of humour! She is an excellent teacher and very encouraging. A highly recommended course to do. Thank you so much, Sally!
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you so much Angela ~ and thank you for coming to the wet felting workshop. We had a very enjoyable day and you all made such great pieces of wet felt. Look forward to seeing you again soon :)
Really enjoyed the day creating a wet felted pot and picture. Sally gave good instructions and as it was a small group was able to give advise through the production of each piece. It was a very friendly environment with tea, coffee, biscuits all provided by Sally. I will be back for more classes.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you for your lovely review Tracy ~ we did have a very enjoyable, creative day! Look forward to seeing you again soon,
Had fantastic day with Sally, excellent tuition and a small class which means we had lots of attention. I came away with a very sweet reindeer in time for Christmas. Would thoroughly recommend this workshop.
Had the best day doing this workshop, Sally is a great teacher and provided everything needed along with a great facility and a very warm welcome.
Cannot recommend highly enough.
I thoroughly enjoyed the needle felted teddy bear workshop. Sally was very welcoming and I felt at ease throughout the day within a small friendly group of like minded people keen to learn a new skill. Sally was a very good tutor, very patient and demonstrated all aspects of making the teddy bear clearly and simply. We all completed a little teddy bear on the course and I went away having learnt a lot more about needle felting. I highly recommend this course for anyone who has never needle felted before or for those who already have some experience.
I attended the introduction to needle felting and had a great day. Salt was a fantastic teacher. She was really encouraging, friendly and made you at ease straight away. The workshop was really good value for money and I will definitely be looking at doing another workshop on the future. Thank you Sally
I was lucky enough to have this course bought for me, what a lovely present! I had a wonderful day. Sally is a lovely tutor, so full of knowledge, encouragement and humour! We worked in a small group of people and were able to choose what we made. We all chose either a mole in a pot or a sleeping fox but I think if we all had chosen something different Sally would have taken it all in her stride. I made a fox which actually looks like a fox! I learnt a new skill and I’m definitely going to do more. I thoroughly recommend this course and I will be back for more, hopefully the wet felting later in the year!
Had a wonderful time on this day course. Was a complete beginner and despite being an enthusiastic amateur where brain/eye/hand co-ordination is practically non-existent, I came away with a completed woodland animal that looked close to what it should look like! Sally was extremely encouraging and was able to put me right without me being aware of it. We were able to work at our own pace amongst a small friendly group of like-minded people and the time just whizzed by. Got the bug and will be back for more!
I attended this course with my mum as and early Mother's Day present and we had a fantastic day. Sally is lovely; she really wants you to get the most of out the day and we were not told what to make, we were asked what WE would like to make. Sally really wanted everyone to leave at the end of the day with having made something that they love. Some of us made cute moles and some of us, including me, made sleeping foxes.
Sally is very good at explaining technique (and funny, too!) and she is patient and encouraging; perfect for complete beginners like us!
Both mum and I came away with a cute creatures and a great feeling of achievement. I keep looking at my fox thinking "I made that!". My mum really enjoyed making her mole and had a great day. I highly recommend this course and I am now looking at Sally's other classes, because I know that they will be excellent. Thank you, Sally.
I came home from this course absolutely buzzing and I was so proud of my first needle felted creature; I made a cute mole in a plant pot with a flower. Sally was very patient with us all and made you feel relaxed and confident that you could do it. Sally gave thorough explanations of the various techniques needed and I definitely feel that I could tackle another project on my own. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable day and I had a lovely little friend to take home with me. Thanks, Sally! 😊
Response from Craft Workshops:You are very welcome September - I am so pleased you learnt the skills to confidently carry on at home, and also enjoyed the day. Your mole in the flower pot was lovey - and the attention to detail with adding the ladybird was fantastic :)
Thank you Sally for a very enjoyable day learning needle felting techniques. I thought I would find it difficult but with Sally's clear explanation, demonstration and encouragement I was able to make a cheeky little robin at my first attempt. It was a very relaxed day with plenty of coffee, biscuits and laughs along the way. I will definitely be booking on a future course and hopefully bringing a friend too.
Another great day, this time learning needle felting. Sally was very patient and encouraging with our efforts. Everything was provided, even tea and coffee, and the work taken at our own pace so that we all came away with a lovely chirpy robin. Sally is an excellent teacher and I shall be going back for more very soon.
All materials were included for this course, along with tea & biscuits :)
The technique was demonstrated and explained really well. If anyone was finding something tricky, Sally took the time to explain it to them until they mastered it. Sally lead the course at our pace, never rushing us. She encouraged us all throughout and we all had a sleeping mouse to take home! I will definitely be booking on future courses. Thanks Sally.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you for coming to the needle felting course Emma, it was a pleasure having you attend. Thank you very much for your lovely review and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
A really enjoyable course.
Sally is an excellent teacher and has a great sense of humour and is very patient.
We all made a mouse 🐭
I thoroughly recommend this course.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you for coming to the course - it was a productive and friendly group. Look forward to seeing you on some other courses soon :)