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STOP PRESS . . We're currently beavering away in the Quirky office preparing the workshop programme for 2022, which we're hoping to release later this month. If you'd like to be emailed as soon as the programme is ready, please use 'Keep me Posted'  above, and we'll email you just as soon as the new dates appear online. 

We will be continuing with the same Covid precautions we’ve had in place since April 2021, including mask wearing when not at desks.  This will apply to all our courses, at least into the autumn of 2021.

Our workshops take place in our new, spacious & Covid-secure  'Swallow Barn'

You may notice that some workshops, generally those scheduled several months ahead, have been marked 'Bookable Soon'. These are released,, one by one, as the Covid situation for that period becomes clearer, usually about 6 to 8 weeks prior to course date (please use 'BOOKABLE SOON' lists)
Additionaly, where courses have already filled, it is also worth joining this list, as new spaces often appear as the date approaches.

Simply join any relevant list that appeals & we'll email you once booking opens / new spaces appear. It involves no money or obligation, but does vastly improve your chances of getting a space. Make sure you respond the minute the email arrives competition can be keen - it's the surest way to secure a place.
We may also use these lists again to inform you if NEW dates are added. It's always worth joining a list, especially if only one date is available.

New Needle Felt a Hare with Annis McGowan

New Needle Felt a Hare with Annis McGowan

9.30am – 5.30pm
£75 incl lovely 2 course Aga Lunch and home baking
Material Charges £45


Create your own gorgeous needle felted Hare using 100% carded wool, with Annis McGowan

To create such an impressively detailed and large Hare in just one day is quite a task! Annis spends the week before each class carefully preparing the various  'components' for the hares along with detailed instructions for the workshop day. These are shared and demonstrated to the whole group in stages by Annis.

Your Hare will stand approx 20" (50cm) high including ears, which you can choose to either attach 'laid back and 'moon gazing' or in the alert upright position .

All materials and the tools needed on the day are included in the materials fee which also reflects this prep time spent by Annis. Thus students are able to make this lovely Hare in just one day and can concentrate on the felting, sculpting and detailing of your own piece. 

We aim to finish the day at 5:30PM . However,  it's possible this particular class can run a little late.  It also means it's not possible to accommodate people needing to leave earlier than 5.30pm. The class is taught step by step as a whole group.

This full day workshop is ideal for all abilities and provides an excellent opportunity to learn inspiring needle felting techniques. Needle felting is the locking the wool fibres together through repeat stabbing with barbed needles;  it sounds complicated but can easily be learned and some beautiful pieces can be created in this way.

Dates for this course - see the table below to book: 

     Tuesday 27th July  2021    ~  Sunday 12th September 2021 (new date) ~   Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of approx £45. Typically this course runs with around 8 students. Suitable for all abilities.

Please bring: Health and safety  Many needles are used within this course so injury may occur.If you are allergic to plaster please bring your to prevent spoiling your piece.  Annis provides a few hypo-allergic plasters but you may need more.Needle felt Hares workshop with Annis McGowan

About the Artist  Annis has always enjoyed being creative; she was introduced to working with wool at an early age. However, her discovery of needle felting some years ago captured her imagination and enthusiasm, which led to her designing her own 3D sculptures. Her work can now be found in galleries around the Lake District. She thoroughly enjoys the experience teaching at her workshops and meeting so many creative people whilst introducing them to the craft - many of whom find it very therapeutic as well as interesting.  Annis became known for her own design of her Herdwick sheep doorstop, and they have since become very popular subjects for the workshops, as well as the hare sculptures and owls. Annis will teach you her own  methods of creation & at the end of the course you will leave with something you can be proud of (there are some fantastic results), as well as the desire to continue the wonderful art of needle felting.

ZERO SPACES?   Please view 'FULL PROGRAMME' page to check status of each date i.e. whether a date is actually full or in fact 'not yet released'. Thank you

Workshop Date Individual Price Available places Book
Tue 23rd November 2021 9:30 am £75.00 0