Needle Felting for Beginners with Alyson Merrall at Vitreus Art



Needle Felting Classes with Alyson Merrall - Fun Needle Felting classes for beginners and all levels. 'Fantastic work, love the colours and working with felt' - Pat, Class attendee Alyson's new 3-hour workshops are a fun way to explore your creativity - and you'll make some lovely Needle Felted creations to take home. Needle Felting involves sculpting 3-dimensional pieces in unspun felt using special needles that plump up the felt - the techniques are simple to learn, and Alyson's classes at Vitreus Art will equip you to make more pieces at home if you get the bug! Alyson even includes a kit with needles and felt and instructions in the class! Each workshop is 3 hours - enough time to learn the essential techniques and create either a number of sweet gnomes (called Tomtes), two or three Toadstools or a sleepy fox complete with wooden display base. You can choose which projects to make on the day. - No previous experience is necessary; also suitable for those already experimenting with Needle Felting. This class is led by Alyson Merrall, an accomplished Needle Felt artist. Her students benefit from her many years' experience - they love making pieces following her playful designs. What attendees have said about our courses: "Really enjoyable and lots to learn but well paced and suited to everyone in the group" "'I'd never done portraits, used charcoal or pastels before and was truly amazed at results" "The course was more than I expected. Clear patient teacher, willing to advise when needed." "So positive! Always constructive, insired to continue" "Challenging, insightful, thought-provoking and inspirational"

What's included in the price?

- Step by step demonstrations - Take Home kits with needles, wool and instructions - carry on at home! - Small class sizes for plenty of attention - All materials provided - Widely spaced workspaces - Refreshments are included


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Vitreus Art

with Craft Courses since 2012

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Easter
  • Public transport
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
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Sadly not - due to the nature of the materials our classes are for adults only.

With all one-day and longer stained glass classes we include an info pack with details of the tools you've used and suppliers plus reminders of techniques used. This isn't included in half-day classes.
We'll be delighted to help you decided what's needed.

For fusing classes we're happy to advise on tools, materials and kilns on request.

Materials are included in all beginners classes - fusing and stained glass.
Please bring reading glasses if you use them, and sturdy fully enclosed shoes (no sandals).
Aprons, googles and gloves are provided where needed.

Because you will be using lead and solder containing lead on stained glass classes.
Lead is known to pose a higher risk to babies than to adults.

We welcome participating friends or partners.
Sadly there isn't room at most classes for non-participating friends or partners.

Of course!
Fused glass will need to be collected after firing - we will contact you when ready.

This depends on which class you're planning to book.
For stained glass classes - it will be difficult to complete the class if you have severe arthritis or similar.

For fused glass classes - we suggest you choose a class which doesn't involve glass cutting - feel free to contact us to discuss.

If the class you're planning to book is described as 'for beginners' then yes!
Some of our classes are for improvers - these are described as such in the listing.

We have GF and Vegan biscuits in stock normally.
We will bring in non-dairy milk if advised in advance.

Lunches, where included, are provided by the Bell Cafe nearby which caters for intolerances, vegetarians and vegans.

Yes - plenty!

Yes, with level access via a ramp and accessible toilet.


Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX