The Needle Felted Flora & Fauna of the British Countryside - Week Holiday

Autumn Woodland Needle Felting


Love wool? Then you'll love needle felting!

Fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through the techniques of needle felting as well as sharing lots of tips and tricks that she has learnt along the way as well as her love and passion for local Dorset and British wool .  Fun, creative and inspiring day(s) with friendly, like-minded people!

These workshops are suitable for both beginners or those with some experience of needle felting and includes all materials and a needle felting kit that you get to keep, take home and carry on creating with.

Monday - Autumn Woodland
Inspired by the autumn colours of the British countryside you will learn how to create pumpkins, acorns, autumn leaves, fungi, conkers using a beautiful array of wool that can then be transformed into either a garland, wreath or to decorate your home with to give it that cosy autumn feel or wear as an autumn brooch!

Tuesday - Country Hares and Foxes
By the end of the workshop you will have created your own country hare or fox out of beautiful wool ready for you to take home or, if you can part with them, to give to someone as a special gift.

Wednesday to Friday - Majestic Barn Owl
Design and create your own majestic barn owl using a beautiful array of sustainable coloured fleece and local Dorset wood, in the inspirational setting of Dillington House.

There will be a supplement of £50 for residents attending the full week.

Tutor Information
Carla Taylor creates contemporary sustainable 3D wool sculptures inspired by the animals and landscape of the British countryside and coastline using the technique of needle felting. Needle felting involves using barbed needles of various sizes to repeatedly stab and sculpt wool fibres together, building layers of wool, transforming the fleece in to a felted work of art! Carla likes to work closely with local Dorset farmers promoting the use of local and British wool and will often refer to conservation issues within her sculptures.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The price of the workshop includes all materials and a needle felting kit, that you get to keep, take home and carry on creating with.
The residential fee includes tuition, full board, five nights en-suite accommodation, refreshments and evening activities.
Non residential places also available.


Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council
Dillington House
TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users

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