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Needle Felt Hares Workshops

New Needle Felt a Hare with Annis McGowan.

New Needle Felt a Hare with Annis McGowan.

9.30am – 5.30pm
£90 incl lovely 2 course Aga Lunch and home baking
Material Charges £45 


Needle Felt a Life Sized sitting Hare , with Annis McGowan

Make a lovely hare of sitting height approx 34 cm plus the ears. You can decide your own pose, either with ears up, or "moongazing" with the ears back. We will be using natural brown and grey blended wool, all materials and tools are provided.  This course is suitable for ALL abilities, even those who are new to needle felting.

To create such an impressively detailed and large hare in just one day is quite a task! A lot of carefully prepared and detailed instructions are shared and demonstrated to the whole group in managed stages by Annis. Please be aware this course runs until 5.30pm and can sometimes run over to 6pm. This means its not possible to accommodate folk needing to leave early. The class is methodically taught as a whole group, step by step.  Please bear this in mind if you have other engagements that evening or a lift organised.

A full day workshop learning new methods which will inspire you to make more felted creations in future. Annis is highly accomplished in needle felting and her work is for sale in local galleries in Cumbria . She also sells needle felt kits online.  This type of felt is produced by locking the wool together through repeatedly stabbing it with your needle, 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: 

Hopefully Summer 2024, but currently Annis is unable to commit to dates in 2024  . .  she hopefully  WILL be running courses next year, but at short notice- so we are collecting names of interested students and will contact all those on thes list as soon as we are  given the dates.

If you're interested, please join the waiting lists (no money will be taken and there is no obligation to book) and we'll contact you as soon as things are clearer. 

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 and small injuries often occur. Please bring your own plasters for the day. 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.

Workshop Date Individual Price Available places Book
Fri 16th August 2024 9:30 am £90.00 0