Needle felting: pets or woodland creatures Tutor: Sue PearlCourse Code: 1219-05
Create a sculpture of your favourite pet (no snakes please) or a little woodland creature. Using lovely soft wool in gorgeous colours you can make yourself a perfect little companion. Needle felting is an easy and absorbing craft and once you have made your first creature you will be hooked. This is the ideal craft to do at home as it doesn't make a mess.
In this course you will learn how to:
Use a felting needle;
Understand the different types of fibres to use;
Create three-dimensional shapes;
You will be shown how to produce different effects with a variety of felting needles as well as the best techniques to use. We will explore how to create different poses and expressions to bring out the animal’s personality.
Please bring with you
Sketch book, pencil/pens
A tube of Uhu glue (original type in yellow pack)
Black glass beads 6mm or 8mm (for eyes)
Photographs of your pet or images of woodland animals you would like to recreate
iPad if you have one.
The following items can be purchased from your tutor
A needle felting pack containing foam block, felting needles, fibrefill, needle felting wool (Scandinavian type) in animal colours and wire for legs for £20
Suitable for all levels
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD
Sue Pearl has been making felt for over 20 years. She runs all levels of adult workshops and takes her skills into art and craft schools across the country as well as overseas. Sue is a long-standing member of the International Feltmakers Association and has exhibited both here and in America and has a piece on permanent exhibition in the Museum of Oxfordshire. Sue is also a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild. She has published a book entitled Felted Friends and produced a DVD called Felt Magic. www.feltbetter.com