Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Autumn Workshops and Events

Please see below for Needle Felting Workshops and Events, and email to book

Needle Felting Brooch Workshops at Vintage Escapades Christmas Fair
Nantwich Civic Hall Saturday 15th November

Make your own lovely hare, fox or badger to wear as a brooch or pendant.
You can see examples on the following pages

10am until 11.30am
12mid~day until 1.30pm
2pm until 3.30pm
Workshops are £20 per person, including all materials, no experience needed
Age ~adults and 12 upwards

Please send full payment to secure your place and I will email confirmation
You can send payment by paypal to account
Or you can send a cheque to-
Jenny Barnett
Suite 22 Northwich Business Centre
Meadow Street

If you have not already done so, please can you send a contact number, just in case, my number is 07899 771576

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 charming sculpture.

Autumn Workshop Dates
Tuesday afternoons at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham  WA6 6SE
This venue is on the ground floor gallery ...

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 CW9 5BF
(This venue is on the top floor, so there are several stairs to climb, but refreshments will be waiting for you)
10am until 1pm

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 Hares

Two more workshops near Bristol.
Horton and Litte Sodbury Village Hall BS37 6QN

Thursday 11th December ~Hares
Friday 12th December ~ Robins and Snowmen

Both workshops are from 1.30pm until 4.30 pm £25 per person, all materials included
The following Saturday  13th is the Vintage and Handmade fair in Chipping Sodbury

Saturday 27th Sunday 28th September Yarndale
Sunday 12th October Autumn craft and vintage fair, Audlem
Saturday 18th Sunday 19th October Bakewell Wool Gathering
Sunday 26th October Artisans at the National Wildflower Centre
Saturday 1st November Vintage and Artisan Extravaganza, Witchurch
Sunday 2nd November Victoria Baths Art and Craft Fair
Saturday 15th November Vintage and Handmade Fair Nantwich
Sunday 16th November Artisans in the Palm House.
Sunday 23rd November Artisans at the National Wildflower Centre
Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30thNovember Vintage and handmade fair at Chapel Arts Gallery Ormskirk
Saturday 13th December Vintage and Handmade Fair, Chipping Sodbury

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