Needle Felt Herdwicks Workshops

Needle Felt a Herdwick doorstop with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt a Herdwick doorstop with Annis McGowan

9.30am – 5pm
£75 incl lovely 2 course Aga Lunch and home baking.
Material Charges £18

Create your own gorgeous needle felted sheep using soft Herdwick blended wool, with Annis McGowan.

Create your own unique and characterful heavy Herdwick doorstop (around 3kg) - although mostly those made with Annis are placed to be admired on tables and shelves!

A full day workshop ideal for beginners or those with experience learning 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.

Other dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Wed 27 March 2019 ~ Sunday 28 July 2019  ~  Sat 28 September 2019 

Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of approx £18. Typically this course runs with around 11 students.

Please bring: Annis will bring everything required for the day, please remember your materials money.

Health and safety- Needles are used on this course so injury may occur. Annis provides hypo-allergic plasters so if you are allergic it is best to bring your own along just in case.

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 Book
Wed 27th March 2019
Sun 28th July 2019
Sat 28th September 2019
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria