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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 Herdwick blended 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:

Tues 3rd March ~ Sat 27th June ~ Wed 26th Aug ~ Tues 24th Nov 2020

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.

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
Tue 3rd March 2020 9:30 am £75.00 0
Sat 27th June 2020 9:30 am £75.00 0
Wed 26th August 2020 9:30 am £75.00 0
Tue 24th November 2020 9:30 am £75.00 3
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