Needle Felting - Half Day - Feather felts



Half Day Workshop

These are mainly half day courses. Come and join us to learn the skills and the process of this therapeutic art form of needle felting. We will be making a felted animal or plant, a delightful addition to your home!

You will be taught how to get the best from the gorgeous wool and needles, creating your very own animal ranging from a Christmas Hare, Snowman, Reindeer, Santa Claus, and plenty more. We use the best British wool and you will have a choice of colour. For information on which animal we will make at each workshop, contact me with any questions or if you would like alternative dates, we are very flexible!!

Start time usually 10am, prices for each model are listed below...

19th Nov - Polar Bear - 10am to 1pm - £35 - 4 SPACES LEFT
20th Nov - Robin - 10am to 1pm - £35 - 2 SPACES LEFT
21st Nov - Christmas Hare - 10am to 2pm - 4 hours - £45 - SOLD OUT
27th Nov - Christmas Hare - 10am to 2pm - 4 hours - £45 - SOLD OUT
28th Nov - Snowman and/or Penguins - 10am - 1pm - £35 - 6 SPACES LEFT
4th Dec - 3 Santas - 10am to 1pm - £35 - 6 SPACES LEFT
5th Dec - Christmas Hare - 10am to 2pm - £45 - 6 SPACES LEFT
27th Nov - Christmas Hare - 10am to 2pm - £45 - 6 SPACES LEFT
12th Dec - Reindeer - 10am to 3pm - £50 - 6 SPACES LEFT
19th Dec - Reindeer - 10am to 3pm - £50 - SOLD OUT

I love teaching these courses and seeing the delight on peoples faces when they see what they can create in half a day is brilliant!

One to one or groups welcome. Hen parties with prosecco and cake - choose a date to suit!

COVID-19 Guidelines

Our priority is the safety of our customers and colleagues. For those customers who are now comfortable attending our workshops, these are our new ways of working. We ask that everyone attending any of our workshops follows them.

For those who have booked places on any of our workshops, but are not yet comfortable attending them, we are happy to move them to dates later this year or next year.

To help us restrict the number of people at each session, we ask you to book your place. We will not accept any “drop-in” customers unless we have space to run the workshop safely.

Increased Cleaning

All workshop area work surfaces, toilet and kitchen surfaces will be disinfected regularly.
Towels and tea towels will be washed daily.

Social Distancing

We will accept a maximum of 4 participants at each session which will allow for 1m+ social distancing.
Jane (instructor) will keep her distance from participants unless both are happy for them to move closer. If this happens, being side to side is better than face to face. Closer contact should be for less than 15 mins.
We may ask you to wear a face covering.

Hand Washing

We will ask all attendees to wash or sanitise their hands as they arrive - before touching anything.
Everyone using the toilets should wash their hands beforehand as well as afterwards.
If possible, we will provide each person with their own tools and materials. When sharing is necessary, everyone will be asked to wash or sanitise their hands before touching shared items.
We will provide hand sanitiser for convenience - hand washing is even better and there’s plenty of soap and water!


We will make drinks and provide cake and biscuits for those who want them. Anyone who does so will wash their hands beforehand. You are welcome to bring your own mug if you prefer.

Face Masks & Gloves

We will provide masks on the day, unless customers would like to bring their own.
Jane will be wearing a mask.
We recommend hand washing / sanitising.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials, equipment required and refreshments included.


Jane Hamlin at Feather Felts


83 Stonegate
North Yorkshire
YO14 0PU

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

Gold Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
Cath - - #16136

Thank you I had a lovely relaxed morning making Lola the Hare.
Nothing is too much trouble and I was made to feel so very welcome.
I would definately like to return for another workshop.

In-person course
Jackie Garwood - - #14924

I recently spent a lovely morning in Jane's company making a felt hare that I feel really proud of! Never having done this craft before I was a little apprehensive, but Jane put me at my ease immediately in her lovely cosy cottage kitchen, with tea and cakes! She is such a patient teacher and a lovely, warm lady and so easy to chat to that 4 hours just flew by. I will definitely be back again!
Thank you Jane

In-person course
Lynne Wilson - - #14691

What a great way to spend a Sunday !
Jane is an excellent teacher, full of ideas and enthusiasm for her subject. She provides a lovely working environment with lots of refreshments.
There were just three of us on the day course, so pre of 121 tuition.
I was thrilled with what I produced, it was beyond my expectations.
Thankyou Jane

In-person course
Petra - - #12745

Followed Jane's needle felting workshop yesterday where we learned how to create a cute needle felted hare in a small group of lovely people. I absolutely loved every second of it: the ambience, Jane's patience and sense of humour, the tea and cakes and lovely dog, learning the techniques: it was an afternoon very well spent and one to remember!
Jane is a gem, very talented, great to talk and listen to. She managed to explain the techniques so well, I, a person with two left hands(!) walked away with a gorgeous hare I will be showing off to everyone who wants to listen (and to those who don't :P), a love for needle felting and a taste for more! I hope to be able to join another one of Jane's courses in the near future, it was well worth the journey of 3 hours there and back for me :)

In-person course
Wendy - - #11114

I felt lucky enough to have a 1 to 1 course with Jane one afternoon
and learnt loads and came away with a lovely felted fox. Lovely lady very friendly and loads of help. Thank you Jane.

In-person course
Amy Wardell - - #8652

Myself and my mum came to a full day felting course with Jane a few days ago and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. There were only 3 of us on the course (I believe Jane never has more than 5 per group) which was fantastic as it meant we each got as much 1:1 time as we wanted and needed. We were both absolute beginners and came away with a piece we were very proud of. Jane had definitely gotten the best out of us both and was a warm, supportive, informative tutor. All communication was easy and regular. We both definitely got the "felting bug" and I've done a new piece already. We will definitely be back for more with Jane. Thank you for a wonderful day!

In-person course
Wendy Place - - #7850

Brilliant full days course enjoyed every minute and learnt so much.
Jane is a very good teacher with lots of patience.
I was really surprised how my first attempt at making a wet felting picture turned out extremely pleased with it.
Go on have a go you will not regret it.

In-person course
Lindsay Green - - #7723

I have just finished a wonderful afternoon, really relaxing making a felt flower brooch. Jane is an excellent teacher really inspiring and helpful. We all came away with a taste for felting and lovely flower would recommend to anyone. Thanks Jane

In-person course
Diane - - #7682

At the weekend I did the 3 hour needle felting course, what a lovely way to spend a morning. Its something I have been wanting to try for a while now and I wasn't disappointed, it gave me a knowledge of the basics which I can now practice & develop at home.

In-person course
Sue Allatt - - #5641

Just spent an exciting morning with Jane learning the beginnings of felting. Jane is an excellent teacher and I loved every minute and also the picture I made. Will definitely attend another of Jane's workshops.

In-person course
Sally-Anne - - #5496

Spent an inspirational afternoon with Jane where she explained in great detail wet felting techniques - I had many questions!! I also learnt how to translate the image from a photograph into a felted scene as she knows so much about design and is more than happy to share this. She showed great patience and allowed me to create with supportive guidance. Thank you Jane, I hope to provide you with some images of my creations once the merino colour arrive :-)

In-person course
Rosie Adams - - #5021

A very well prepared and presented day course which I really enjoyed. I managed to complete two very different pictures and tried out different skills. Finished the day with very positive feelings and intend to attend another session.
I have no hesitation in recommending this course to others.

In-person course
Helen Gorton - - #4993

We had a very relaxed an enjoyable afternoon making felt pictures. Jane explained the techniques well and provided all materials. There was a huge range of merino wool in all colours and it was easy to create a picture in just a few hours. Jane showed us some pieces of work that others had done for inspiration but really all that is needed is your own imagination and a willingness to experiment. Jane offered some guidance but mostly left it to us to develop the felt picture in anyway we liked. As a non arty person I was pleased with my first attempt and would definitely go back to have another go. I would highly recommend this course

In-person course
najiba agha - - #4905

I recently attended the felting class run by Jane. She was absolutely brilliant. I have never done anything like this before. Jane was really good at explaining the techniques of felting and was just lovely. I really enjoyed myself and was extremely happy with what I had made.

In-person course
Carole Crabbe - - #4894

As someone who finds it difficult to let go and create I spent the most delightful morning learning how to how to make a felt picture from scratch, and actually found, in such a relaxed atmosphere that I could develop something rather special. I am actually rather proud of what I created, the new skills and techniques I have learned so far, and look forward to joining another course with Jane, but next time doing the full day. As all the equipment and felts are included, and her broad knowledge and guidance really clear and inspiring, this is really good value. I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to learn how to do felting from scratch or extend and develop the art.

In-person course
Michele Ellerby - - #4893

Enjoyed a lovely morning felting. Couldn't believe what you can make in such a short time and very therapeutic. Jane is a lovely lady, great tutor and very inspirational. All the materials you needed were provided, great choice of good quality merino wool in gorgeous colours. I love arty stuff but wouldn't say I'm particularly creative myself, but I made 2 lovely hair accessories which all my friends have been complementing me on. Jane gave me great advise on basics stuff to buy to get started. Have already ordered my wool and can't wait to get cracking.

In-person course
Jane Hairsine - - #4852

I recently spent a very relaxing afternoon felting in Jane`s charming kitchen,and during the class was able to finish a picture of which I am very proud.I am not skilled at any form of crafting so was pleasantly surprised how easy and satisfying it was to create a completed project in such a short time.Jane provided lots of inspiration and a huge selection of merino wool of a rainbow of colours as well as a vast range of embelishments.I will definitely have another go at the felted pictures,but am also keen to try making animals and flowers.I definitely can recommend one of Jane`s courses as a way to create something unique in a very sociable environment.

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