Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Autumn Workshops and newsletter... Pictures to be added soon ...

Autumn/Winter workshops, and Events

You can also see more on the following pages  ~for images of work in progress, results from workshops, and news, and pictures from wool festivals. ~shop including animal sculptures, kits and needle felting book.

Workshops and wool festivals have been wonderful so far and here are more dates for the diary.
The needle felting book "Needle Felting Workshops with Jenny Barnett" is proving very popular, and getting wonderful feedback, thanks you to everyone who has chosen a copy so far.

New workshops include the ever popular brown hares, these can also be made in a different shade of pale brown, grey or white for a snow hare.
The red fox could also be adapted to be a seasonal, white arctic fox.
The traditional jointed bear is a really nice workshop, and there will even be time to add a costume, or toy on the day.
There is a choice for the unicorn workshop, where you can switch the unicorn horn for some little wings to make Pegasus, or even change the fleece to a dusky grey for a nativity donkey.
And for Christmas gifts you can make a robin and snowman pair, and for fun a quirky looking turkey and some puddings for decorations.

Using felting needles and wool fleece, repeatedly pushing the barbed needles into the wool makes the fibres tangle together and create solid 3 dimensional forms.
Learn how to model the wool into shapes, join them together and turn the wool fleece into your own colourful sculpture.

All workshops are £25 each, and include all materials to keep.
No experience is needed, and age range is adults and age 12 upwards.

*To Book* please email

Autumn Workshop Dates
Tuesday afternoons at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham

From 1pm until 4pm
Tues  7th October Bears
Tues 28th October Hares**Now Full**
Tues 4th November Chickens
Tues 25th November Fox
Tues 2nd December Robins and snowmen
Tues 16th December Hares

Saturday mornings at the studio in Northwich, Cheshire
10am until 1pm

To book please email
Saturday 11th October Bears
Saturday 25th October Fox
Saturday 8th November Hares ** Now Full**
Saturday 22nd November Unicorns,  Pegasus, or Donkey
Saturday 6th December Robins and Snowmen
Saturday 20th December Hares

**New workshop dates near Bristol**
Horton and Little Sodbury Village Hall, BS37 6QN

Hares Thursday 11th December 1.30 until 4.30pm £25 per person

Robins and Snowmen Friday 12th December 1.30pm until 4.30 pm  £25 per person

To book please email

Sunday 10th August Artisans in the Golden Square
Friday 5th Saturday 6th Sunday 7th September Bristol Wool Fair
Sunday 14th September Vintage Escapades autumn Fair Woore.
Saturday 27th Sunday 28th September Yarndale
Sunday 12th October Artisans in the Golden Square
Saturday 18th Sunday 19th October Bakewell Wool Gathering
Sunday 26th October Artisans at the National Wildflower Centre
Saturday 15th November Vintage and Handmade Fair Nantwich * to be confirmed*
Sunday 23rd November Artisans at the National Wildflower Centre
Saturday 13th December The Vintage and Handmade Fair

Monday, 9 September 2013

Animal portrait Workshops

Portrait Workshops
Learn to needle felt your own pet portrait...
Dates and details will be listed on this page soon.
 Or Workshops can be arranged.

please email for more information
Please see more examples of needle felt artwork on
Rusty and Stout
 Blue eyed collie

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Some suppliers for needle felting..

The needles we use in the kits and workshops are 36 gauge triangle(with the red paint on tip) this has three edges and larger 'barbs' and does more work, good for building shapes...38gauge star , this is the finer needle with 4 edges and smaller barbs, good for detail, and finishing off.
I prefer to use  the more coarser wools such as Shetland, Jacob, Cheviot, but you can experiment with different samples. Some people use merino , but it is very slow to needle felt( great for wet felting) If you want to combine fibres, or mix colours and shades you will need some hand carders for combing the fibres, or 2 small wire dog brushes will do. I recommend keep needling so your model becomes quite firm and holds its shape

Here's some suppliers of carded wool fleece for feltmaking -dyed Shetland , natural Jacob, cheviot ,more breeds, fleece ,dyes, needles etc etc different types of hand dyed wool everything and more for wool lovers various fleece /needles dyed fleece good for needle felting international feltmakers association

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Handmade dolls
 needle felted wool heads, and limbs, cloth and wire, buttons and beads 

 handmade felt mini gloves and garments

ceramic and handmade felt dolls