Live online one-to-one needle felting workshop, ‘Little Robin’ - materials kit supplied, with Gretel Parker
Learn how to make your very own needle felted robin decoration from the comfort of your own home, under the tuition of Gretel Parker, who has been a practising needle felt artist since 2008. This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to try their hand at needle felting, either complete beginners, or with some experience. The robin you will be making during the live workshop will be quite small, (2-3 inches) to enable a ‘start to finish’ project in the two and a half hours. I will be working alongside you with my hands on screen most of the time, so that you can see clearly how I work. I will, of course, be able to answer any questions you have throughout. There is enough wool and extras in the kit to make another robin after the workshop, in your own time. Gretel Parker is a seasoned workshop holder with many years of experience and the author of ‘Little Needle-Felt Animals’, published by Harper Collins, 2014. She has worked as a freelance pattern designer for the popular craft magazine ‘Mollie Makes’, with three front cover features, as well as other magazines, including ‘Crafty’ and ‘Craft Seller’. Her patterns are also included in ‘Mollie Makes Christmas’, ‘Mollie Makes Birds’ and ‘Mollie Makes Weddings’.
What's included in the price?
Your robin kit contains a selection of merino wools (brown body wool, breast colours and beak) plus four needles on a card holder, two size 40 spirals, for starting off and general work and two size 42 triangulars for fine work and finishing off. Also two small crocodile clips and two pairs of onyx beads for eyes. This is more than enough for the workshop piece and with plenty left over to practise more in your own time, when we are finished.
What you will need
A felting sponge or mat to work on. (A piece of dense foam of any kind will be fine to use). A Zoom account - please familiarise yourself with the basic working if you have never used Zoom before. I will contact you a day beforehand with a password and meeting number.
2 hours (flexible times to suit)
This course is taught online
- Wheelchair users
- Suitable for beginners