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Needle Felt Hares Workshops

New Needle Felt a Hare with Annis McGowan 2

New Needle Felt a Hare with Annis McGowan 2

9.30am – 5.30pm
£85 incl lovely 2 course Aga Lunch and home baking
Material Charges £45


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.

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. Due to the nature of this class it is sadly not possible to accommodate people needing to leave early or for a deadline as the class is methodically taught as a whole group, step by step, so it’s just not fair on the rest of the class to ask for finishing instructions before she is ready to give them to everyone. Please do 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: 

  Tues 23rd Nov 2021 ~ Sat 20th August 2022

Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of approx £. 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
Sat 20th August 2022 9:30 am £85.00 0