One day needlefelting workshop with Celestine and the Hare

Duration: 1 day

Price: £78

Run by: Karin Celestine
at Celestine and the Hare

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Leek Wootton House
Warwick Road
Leek Wootton
CV35 7QR

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About the Course

I will guide you through the process from a blob of fluff to an animal with character and charm you are proud of. I will cover all the basics of how to needle felt, using wire, features, ears, types of wool and needles and equipment.

As an experienced teacher I can guide the most nervous to the experienced wishing to try something new. Relaxed small groups with plenty of chat and cake. I don't use patterns but guide you in the process of creating your own style of animal, so you leave with a beautiful individual creation that has your character and not a carbon copy of mine. If that sounds nerve wracking, don't worry, I have examples for you to copy to get going and will show you every step of the way.

See my website for details (click on button above) of all current courses running and venues.

Karin Celestine of Celestine and the Hare is an author and artist. She has a series of children's books featuring her needle-felted creatures and makes felted animals which she sells online and in galleries. An experienced teacher, she also runs needle-felting workshops for adults to find their own style and creativity whilst making an animal.

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?

Includes all materials and drinks and cake. Lunch can be bought at the cafe or you can bring a packed lunch with you. Kits will be available to buy to take home should you want to continue.

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Yet another fantastic workshop!

- - #11582

I absolutely LOVED my day with Karin and a lovely group of enthusiastic ladies, in a beautiful setting, with delicious food!!! Can’t think of a more heavenly way to spend a day!! We all created some magical dormice too, each with their very own character. I’ve called mine Aphid. I now need to create some friends for him!... when’s the next workshop???!! ☺️

- - #11581

This was my first course with Karin and I will definitely be going back again! Everything was so well organised and such fun to do too. It did not matter if you had previous needlefelting experience or not because Karin is such a responsive and adaptable teacher, everyone received teaching and support that was specific to them. We all completed our Pandas and everyone was really proud of their achievements. It was such a friendly occasion too, lots of chat and giggling and a lovely atmosphere. I would reccomend this wholeheartedly :)

- - #8577

If you have an opportunity to go on a Celestine and the Hare course, take it! I've been a fan of her creatures for some time and was delighted to attend a course for the first time this weekend. Karin Celestine is a brilliant teacher who oozes talent and gives you kind and gentle encouragement. Everything is explained clearly and simply, step by step, with plenty of laughter and fun along the way. Perfect for beginners and more experienced felters. Book one now - you won't regret it!

- - #8558

A fun course to do and the end result is a lovely animal to take home

- - #8509

This is the second workshop I've attended with Karin. I loved them both. A sheep made on the first and an Easter rabbit on the second. Karin teaches needle felting in a way that anyone can enjoy the process. It's fun and a lovely way to meet like minded crafters. I'm now hoping Karin will be able to do a two day workshop at Book ish in Crickhowell soon.

- - #8498

I did this one day workshop having no knowledge of needlefelting or working with wool. I joined it because I adore the little creatures made by Celestine and the Hare, so I decided to have a go. Oh my this is so much fun!! It is therapeutic and relaxing and I made the most delightful litttle hedgehog. Karin was a wonderful teacher (I think her background is in teaching), she told us how to achieve what we wanted and gave us ideas and lots of information - she wasn't a 'do this and do it like that' sort of teacher at all. It was great company, and a really fabulous day of learning a new craft. I took home an exquisite little animal that I adore.

- - #8164

Karin is such a talented maker and teacher - I went on the one day course to felt a hedgehog at Leek Wootton House last year and thoroughly enjoyed it! The venue is delightful and so is the host and I was made to feel completely relaxed and at home. I learnt so much technically about needle felting that was invaluable. From wrapping legs round wires and solidifying bodies, as well as creating eyes to make them look realistic, refering to different types of animals, as well as hedgehogs. Karin told us to expect that they would all turn out very differently and we were so delighted when they did! There was time to chat and enjoy spending time together, I recommend Karin's courses for anyone whether they are a complete beginner or a more experienced felt maker .

- - #7470

This is excellent value. I've attended a one day felting workshop with Karin, as a complete beginner. I came home with a gorgeous, characterful hare, and addicted to a new hobby. Karin is a patient and engaging tutor, who takes time with individuals to help everyone master various techniques. The atmosphere is friendly, inclusive and relaxed. Highly recommended.

- - #7469

I've now done two of Karin's one day courses and cannot recommend them enough; she creates a wonderful atmosphere, in which to work, and immediately puts you at ease. She is a patient tutor and has a great sense of humor and whimsy, which is evident from her creatures, and she uses this to help her students to bestow individuality upon the creatures that they will make for themselves. There are always lots of laughs and, if you are lucky, some chocolate....

- - #7468

I attended a one day course and enjoyed the day tremendously. Above all else, it was fun, and the other people in on the course were very friendly. I made an elephant, and with Karin's support it turned out better than I'd hoped. I bought a starter pack, and since doing the course I've made lots of felted animals as gifts, so my new skills have been used a lot since.

- - #7467

I am fortunate to say I have attended a one-day course with lovely Karin. I was an absolute beginner, with no confidence that I was 'crafty' enough to produce anything resembling the gorgeous creatures Karin makes. The group made hedgehogs, and I'm happy to say my hedgehog could hold his head up amongst his peers! I was delighted. I met some really lovely people, and Karin was a dream teacher. I'm booked to do the two-day armature course in March and I can't wait.

- - #7466

I had been to other needle felting workshops before, but this was a different experience...Karin makes teaching seem effortless (although I'm sure it isn't!) and is able to encourage each person individually at the very point they need help and pointers.
She shares knowledge and experience while allowing you to find your own way of working and takes everyone's individual aspirations (a dog, an elephant, a chicken, a chameleon, a wyvern etc) in her stride.
A really enjoyable day with lots of laughter amid the hard work!

- - #7455

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 4th April 2018

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