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Needle felted animals or pictures- Feltworld

Duration: 2.5 Hours 10am-12.30pm

Price: £35

Contact: Barbara Simmons Meek at Feltworld - Creative Art courses

ST19 5BL

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Monday 20th April 2020
Sunday 26th April 2020
Friday 8th May 2020
Sunday 24th May 2020
Friday 19th June 2020
Saturday 11th July 2020

About the Course

During this half day workshop you will create a needle felted animal or a flat picture of any image you choose.

We will be using various wool fibres and a barbed felting needle to knit the fibres together. Beginner to some experience.

Half day- Small animals could be an owl, penguin, bird or similar.
Full day- Available. Create a much larger and detailed animal and really get to grips with the techniques needed to carry to create detail.

With small stabbing actions you will knit the fibres into a form that will grow very quickly by sculpting the wool.

I have many examples that you can use for inspiration of images and animals; or landscape pictures if you would prefer to create a picture. But do bring your own images along.

If you do not see a date to suit you or have an enquiry regarding a group booking then please get in touch via the contact form or my website.

We will cover all needle felting basics and safety.

Look forward to meeting you
For more information or questions please get in touch via my website link above.

Airbnb on the property -please enquire

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?

- Expert tuition from a creative feltmaker - Barbara
Half day - small animal such bird, owl, penguin etc...
Full Day Available on my website-Feltworld link
- Includes all materials and refreshments/compulsory homemade cake :-)
- Opportunity to explore colour, texture and develop your creativity!
- The fee includes all felt fibres and embellishment
- Lots of inspiration ideas, examples and techniques to get you started on
your fabulous felting journey in needle felting.

Want to review this course?

Fab teacher, very knowledgeable and patient. Provided lunch and refreshments. I made a lovely hare

- - #29578

This short introduction to needle felting took me from knowing nothing to making a lovely little bird in an afternoon. Barbara is a clear and encouraging tutor and obviously loves both the craft and teaching it. Would thoroughly recommend.

- - #27770

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you Sue, your cute black bird was expertly made. Good luck in your future projects.

We had a great day creating a bag using the wet felting technique with Barbara. The course is well structured and gives you plenty of range to experiment with colours and designs. Barbara is very easy to get along with and provides clear information. We came away from the day with a great bag and ideas to use the technique again. Lunch is also provided, alongside all materials and the course tuition, so it makes the course good value for money. We hope to return for the needle felting course in the not too distant future.

- - #27661

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Than you Tracy, I look forward to teaching you again...with your beautiful bag :-).

What a fun day of learning we had! Thanks Barbara, and for lunch. Your house is a treasure trove of woolish wonders! And we got some exercise and a wonderful new bag! Many thanks, Julie

- - #27616

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Your welcome and thank you 😀, your bag looked brilliant. I’m looking forward to giving you another workout 🏋️‍♀️..... no it’ll be less strenuous next time!

Never having done anything like this before I was a bit nervous but Barbara quickly put me at my ease and assured me that by the end of the morning I would have a little creature to take home.
After two hours of expert tuition and a few laughs along the way I left with my first needle felt creation: a cute penguin! I'm now all fired up to start on next year's Christmas tree decorations and am fully intending to go to another of Barbara's workshops very soon.

- - #27457

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

It was lovely to have you on my half day workshop Constance. Your penguin looked brilliant. I will look forward to teaching you in the future. B

Lovely morning with my niece at Barabara's felting workshop making cute little animals. A knowledgable host, tea and biscuits, great company and left feeling confident in the techniques. Great value for money.

- - #27388

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you Jo. Your cute animals looked great. I will look forward to you coming along to a different class in the future :-) .

Barbara is just so lovely and talented, very patient and nothing is too much trouble, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to try something new.

- - #27380

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Arhh thank you Janet. Your donkey looked fab 😀, well done for your very first needle felting project.

We booked this course for our friends birthday & had a wonderful morning. I’d never done any felting before & was very impressed I managed to make a lovely little robin for my Christmas tree with the guidance of Barbara, who was very welcoming & friendly. Would definitely recommend this course!

- - #27082

I had the course booked as a birthday present and I had the most wonderful morning, Barbara was so friendly and helpful, answered all our questions and helped us come away with the most gorgeous little felted animals. I couldn’t recommend this course and Barbara any more, thanks again

- - #27081

Me and my friend booked this course for our friends birthday. She was delighted! We had such a lovely morning making robins and a penguin. Barbara was lovely and very informative, couldn’t do more to help us. We ended up coming away with a lovely felted animal each, a great skill learnt!
Thank you Barbara!

- - #27080

Had a fab morning, thrilled with the end product. Barbara was so lovely, highly recommended x

- - #27072

My friend and I spent a day with Barbara making our creations; my friend made a gorgeous Jemima Puddleduck and I made a Hare.

We had a lovely day. Barbara is a relaxed and kind person who generously shares her expertise in a really humble way. She made us both feel comfortable and embraced the quirkiness of our creations. Indeed, we both loved that she did not try to 'fix' what we had done, but allowed our work to be just that: our work.

We had an absolutely lovely day and would thoroughly recommend her courses.

- - #26920

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you for such a lovely review Karen. Your hare and Jemima look fabulous 😃. I do feel that it’s important not to take over my students work lol. I must admit that I have to keep my hands tied behind me sometimes unless I’m given permission to fix of course!! Merry Christmas

Thank you Barbara for a most enjoyable day. It was my first time needle felting and Barbara was an informative, knowledgeable and patient tutor. I was pleased with my hare and my family were very impressed, in fact daughter wished she had come along with me! We'll be back at some point!
I would highly recommend this course.

- - #25699

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you Julie, I am so pleased that you had a lovely day. Your a natural and Mr hare looked fabulous. Barbara

Had a lovely day learning a new skill and very pleased with my first attempt. It was a really friendly group and Barbara was very helpful and patient with us. Humbert the Hare is now in pride of place at home. Many thanks Barbara for a great experience - and a lovely lunch too!!

- - #24475

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you Jane. I so glad that your Humbert is taking pride of place, looking as handsome as ever lol!

Very knowledgeable and friendly tutor with a lovely relaxed manner. Really enjoyable time.

- - #24462

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you Louise, it was lovely to meet you :-)

Barbara was absolutely fantastic in delivering our felting course. Purchased as a birthday gift for me, my fiancé and I had a really wonderful time. Barbara was so accommodating, kind and helpful and really made the day magical. Thank you so much for a great day, with a lovely lunch too!!

- - #23238

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you for the lovely feedback. You and Imogen have a natural talent in sculpting your needle felted cute hare's. Well done

Had a fabulous day, with some yummy lunch. Will be back to do another.

- - #20193

Had a splendid day and created what i consider to be a very good hare. Very relaxed and supportive atmosphere with all you need provided and as much or as little guidance as you need. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Barbara as a teacher.

- - #19479

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you Liz :-). Loved your cute hare. If you want any advice on refining the detail, please let me know. Barbara

Thank you Barbara .. I have just spent a lovely day with you making a hare. It was my first attempt at needle felting and I was so pleased with the results.
Most enjoyable xx

- - #18135

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Hi Susan, Your hare is absolutely fabulous and well done in picking up the techniques so quickly. I look forward to taking you to the next level :-0 .

I attended a half-day dry needle-felting course, my third class with Barbara. I have previously made a wet felt picture, and a handbag. Today I made a robin and a penguin. I have been very pleased with everything I have made, and they have been much admired by friends and family.
It was a lovely afternoon out with a difference. There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere, combined with excellent teaching. Thank you, Barbara.

- - #18128

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you elizabeth. I am also really pleased that your felt bag is traveling around the world with you too. Barbara

Nuno Scarf wet felting....Barbara offers clear instruction and works at a comfortable pace to complete the project. I have thoroughly enjoyed creating my scarf using the Wool / groomed fur from my impressed with how it turned out....I decided to do another workshop with Barbara....this time mixing Husky Wool with so pleased.....Barbara is an inspiration and an Excellent teacher/instructor ....Thank You!!

- - #15342

First real attempt at dry felting. I really enjoyed the day and impressed myself and my family, of producing a felt rabbit which was pleasingly convincing! It also got the ah! factor from work colleagues and has already got me wanting to make more. Most enjoyable!

- - #9635

I thoroughly enjoyed the half day course with Barbara and it has left me wanting more. The extensive resources and Barbara's encouraging teaching style gave me confidence to learn new skills. I highly recommend the experience.

- - #8601

First attempt at felting. Enjoyed the process and found it enjoyable. Barbara was an informative and patient tutor. Would definitely like to do further sessions.

- - #2745

I attended Barbara's Wet Felt Picture Taster Session and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Barbara's lovely studio provided the perfect creative environment to learn the skill of wet felting and her friendly teaching style made even a novice like me, feel confident that I could create something beautiful.

I'm now hooked and can't wait to try another of Barbara's workshops.

- - #2744

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