9.30am – 5.00pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges from approx £35
Learn to Needle-Felt and make a 'Freddie Fox' with Annis McGowan
An exciting new workshop with the very talented Annis McGowan, making this wonderful large Needle Felted Fox sitting some 16 inches high and looking forward to acting as sentry in your entrance hall!
Made entirely from natural and blended carded wool, of whites, glorious russets and reds, plus some Swaledale for added texture, to create a fine, plumped-up chest and an extra bushy tail, Freddie can grace a very special corner of your home. Annis' instruction and many resources will help you bring this lovely character to life.
Needle felting is the locking of the wool fibres together, through repeated stabbing with barbed needles. It sounds complicated, but can easily be learned and some beautiful pieces can be created in this way. Although some sewing is required, this day is ideal for both beginners or those with experience of this new and inspiring felting felting technique.
Suitable for all abilities. However PLEASE NOTE: there are some fine details in this course and anyone who suffers from arthritis may struggle to hold the small needle. In addition, the process of needle felting consists entirely of continual quick short stabs with a barbed needle into a felted cushion - all day. Therefore, those with joint or mobility problems might struggle with this course.
Friday 24th June 2022 Thursday 30th June 2022
Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day, of pprox £35 depending on the materials used. Typically this course runs with 8 students.
Please bring: Annis will arrive with everything you need to create and learn to carefully needle felt the soft blended Herdwick wool mix. Materials charge is £30 payable on the day of the workshop. Extra kits will also be available to purchase on the day 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.
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.