Needle Felting Workshop - Harry the Hare, Frankie Fox or Billy Badger
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About the Course
Fun and inspiring beginners needle felting workshops, in the beautiful surroundings of Bonds Lifestyle, Stratford Upon Avon. Whether you’ve seen needle felting on TV, had a little go or just fancy trying something creative and different - this course is for you. An introduction to the magic of dry needle felting incl all the basic techniques, step by step, to get you started and to create a beautiful woodland creature of your own. Makes a great gift!
Starter packs, exclusive to course attendees for £15.00, are available on the day, containing everything you need to continue your needle felting ARTventures at home. Burlap needle felting mats also available as an alternative to sponge mats, particularly recommended for arthritis sufferers as less impact when needle felting, another Crafty Gal exclusive at £8.00 on the day.
Your day will start at 10:30am with a welcome tea or coffee, and conclude at 4, (giving you enough time for a crafty little mooch around the gorgeous Bonds!).
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials and necessary on the day, along with a delicious lunch, tea, coffee and afternoon cake are included.
This was an excellent course in a great environment. I am still amazed I was able to produce such a fantastic looking animal at the end of the process. The pace was just right and I went home armed with enough info and stuff to be able to have a go myself at home. That said because of the range of other things I could make and the great company I would consider doing it again.
Vivien - - #12001
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you Vivian for posting such a lovely review. Your hare was amazing, you flew through the process and it was a joy to spend the day with you needle felting. I'm so excited you want to do more, can't wait to see pics OR work with you again on another woodland creature.
A most enjoyable day spent making a lovely hare.
The course is excellent value for money as it included all materials plus drinks,lunch and afternoon tea and cake ( the course was held at Bonds )
The pace was just right and very relaxing.
Denise is an excellent tutor very encouraging and just the right amount of guidance given.
The opportunities for further projects are endless ( im attempting to do a 3d midel of my mums boston terrier) its an inspiring medium to work with and im really pleased I attended this workshop.
Needles(s) to say I'm well and truly hooked.
Caroline Barnes - - #11988
Response from Crafty Gal:Needles(s) to say I'm delighted with such a lovely review Caroline, thank you. You and your mum helped make the first course I held at Bonds extra special, you were both lovely - AND expert hare needle felters! I can't wait to see what you both make next with your Crafty Gal kits, keep in touch.
Had a great day and learnt a new skill. Found the day very relaxing and Denise was a great teacher who was very patient. Also lunch was delicious and I was very happy with my end product. I may have found a new hobby! Highly recommend, thank you x
Felicity Newsome - - #11949
Response from Crafty Gal:Thanks Flic, much appreciated. It WAS a lovely day, fun to spend time with you and your mum and so happy you were both so pleased with the results of your work. I hope you keep going, and I see you again soon, you have the fox and the badger to do yet!
What an excellent way to spend the day for anyone interested in crafting or learning a new skill.
It was great fun and the day went so quickly; I met some lovely people and lunch was delicious.
Denise is so patient and supportive and I learnt a new skill that I have been enjoying since.
A fabulous day for anyone, young or old.
I would definitely recommend it.
Linda - - #11867
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you for the great review Linda, I'm so pleased to have introduced you to such a lovely craft - looking forward to seeing what you go on to next. I hope "Ginger" has pride of place on your mantle piece!
I would recommend anyone who has a crafting bone in their body to book a day of needle felting with Crafty Gal.
I arrived on a sunny, windy morning with storm Brian hot on my tail, to be welcomed with a mug of tea, and a warm friendly smile from Denise.
Denise is a very knowledgable lady with a table prepared with everything we needed for the day.
A short chat about what we were making, advice on needles and wools before we were felting like experts!
A beautiful lunch, tasty afternoon tea with home made cake.
A wonderful way to learn new skills, make new friends, relax and leave feeling great achievement, and many many felting project ideas in my head.
A friendly email from Denise followed with all the information and felting suppliers we had talked about on the day.
Can't wait for my next visit to Crafty Gal.
Julie Williams - - #11848
Response from Crafty Gal:Thanks for taking the time to review the workshop Julie, it was a fun day and your sheep was AMAZING! I'm really looking forward to seeing pics of your next piece, Happy needle felting!
What a fun day ! I was amazed that I made a lifelike image of my dog Reggie, Denise was patient and encouraging and made the whole process enjoyable and sociable with the other ladies.
I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone and will be going on it again soon with a group of girlfriends.
Thanks again for a great day and a great smaller felt version of my dog, is there a way I can post a picture ?
Katrina barrow - - #11815
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you Kat for the lovely review, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you and I'm delighted you were so pleased with your gorgeous creation!
All the best
As a beginner I found the introduction to needle felting brilliant and to come out with a finished Yorkshire Terrier at the end of the day was great! Denise is very patient and provides a delicious lunch! The day overall is great value and a lot of fun! I would definitely consider doing it again in the future. Thank you so much!
Joanne Poland - - #11810
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you Jo for the lovely review, it was a fun day and I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourself.
All the best
I have previously completed a course with Denise and she is a fantastic tutor, very calm and knowledgable. Her creations are amazing.
Highly recommend this
Annette Smyth - - #11800
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you so much for your review, very much appreciated.
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Course Start DatesMonday 8th January 2018
Monday 15th January 2018
Monday 29th January 2018
Monday 12th February 2018
Monday 26th February 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Disabled access
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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