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Needle felted dogs (1 day) in the Peak District

Needle felted dog workshop

Duration: One day - 9.30am-4.30pm

Price: £95

Book with: Alison Massey
at Zantium Studios Ltd

Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House
Near Hopton
Wirksworth, Matlock

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About the Course

Create your own 4-legged friend to take home! A tactile 1-day workshop exploring 3D needle felting techniques. Von will introduce you to the basic methods of dry felting natural wool fibre. By forming simple shapes and joining them together you will begin to build your soft animal structure. Different shades can be mixed or overlapped to produce markings. The addition of ears and eyes, a tail and nose will complete your canine companion and bring him/her life.

You may wish to create a mini replica of your pet – or design the dog of your dreams! Full of character, your adorable little sculpture will be a talking point for years to come.

Suitable for all skill levels, especially beginners.

Tutor: Von Allen

Von Allen is a professional artist specialising in 3D needle felting techniques. Her work often features animals, with dogs being a particular favourite. Inspired by her own dog’s ability to change personality according to what he thinks it might get him, each character is an individual one off and will not be duplicated.

Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions.
Tuition starts at 10.00am.
End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm

There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.

• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 4 - 8 students per workshop
• Open to both beginners and those with experience
• Good fresh food, homemade cakes
• Accommodation on site and nearby if required
• Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people)

Please get in touch for bookings or further information.

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?

All tools will be provided. Feel free to bring some photos for inspiration if you wish.

A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon.

A good choice of natural shades of 100% wool will be available and colours can be mixed together. Also glass eyes, ribbon and other materials needed to complete your hound.

Materials fee: approx £15 for this one-day workshop - Note: This materials charge is in addition to the course fee.

Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 (+2 on sofa bed)
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2 (+1 on sofa bed)

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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 17th September 2019
Wednesday 25th September 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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