Tuesday, 23 December 2014

2015 Needle Felting Workshops

New workshops at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire
More dates will be added when we have restored a big old narrowboat into a floating studio for the  needle felting workshops. These will include dog portrait workshops, and owl brooches, and more hares.
You can follow progress on the facebook page
There are kits and books and workshop gift vouchers on
If you would like to receive email updates, please send a message to
More pictures will be added soon...
Thank you for visiting, warm wishes, Jenny

Saturday 16th May ~ Hares ~ full
New date...Saturday 13th June ~ Hares
Saturday 20th June ~ Grey Seals (in time for Father's Day gift)
Saturday ~ 18th July ~ Hares
Saturday ~ 1st August ~ Fox
Saturday ~ 8th August ~ Moles
Saturday 31st October ~ Fox
Saturday 12th December ~ Robins and Snowmen

All the above workshops will be from 12.30 until 3.30pm
Upstairs at the gallery, there is wheelchair access.

Workshops are £25 per person, including all materials to keep.
No experience is needed, age range adults and 12 upwards.

To book, please email


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