Course Provider: Furzie
Contact Name: Michelle Hickman
Telephone: 01594 516906
Course Length: 6.5 hours
4.8 star rating, 5 reviewers.
Needlefelting is a wonderful craft, even if you don't think you are creative, the wool somehow inspires you to create. The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience of felting already. You will be taught the basics of needle-felting, how to make a wire armature structure for your animal and how to sculpt with wool.
For the course cost of £65.00 you can each choose what animal you would like to make (within reason!), but pick something you love and you are familiar with how it looks, bring photos and especially a picture of the animal from the side view, so that we can get the proportions right - I will help you with this, don't worry about it! Just let me know what animals you would all like to make, so I can bring the right colour wools.
The Globe at Hay is a centre for the arts which celebrates all forms of expression; from poetry readings to fashion shows, children’s workshops to video art and from philosophical talks to music and comedy. It is a short walk from the centre of Hay on Wye where public parking is available at £3.20 for the day. Lunch and refreshments are included.
Hay on Wye, famous for its literature festival and bookshops, is a lovely place to stay - why not combine your course with a short break? The Globe has three-bedroom self-catering accommodation at Smallbrook Cottage, please book early and contact The Globe direct. There is also a wealth of accommodation in Hay on Wye itself or the surrounding area. The Globe have events running during the week and especially at weekends. [Please note that Furzie cannot be held responsible for accommodation costs if the course has to be cancelled, course fees will be refunded, but we ask that you check the terms and conditions from the accommodation provider and have suitable travel insurance]
Please note that the course is generally held in the mezzanine gallery on the first floor, up a flight of stairs. Although it is possible to hold the course in the downstairs cafe, if disabled access is required.
Courses are also available in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, Ledbury in Herefordshire and Hereford City. For more information, click on "More courses run at this centre" below.
What's included in the price?
All materials and tools are provided, plus you get to keep your felting kit, which includes a felting mat, needles and pen tool. A light lunch and refreshments.
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