Needle felting landscape workshop – Friday 18th October 2024, Aberford

Needle felting landscape workshop
£48 per person
Friday 18th October 2024
Half day – 10am (finish* 1-2pm)
Aberford Village Hall, LS25 3DA

Aberford Village Hall is approx 30 mins drive from Harrogate, York and Leeds with free roadside parking just outside the venue.

Relax, unwind and create… In this relaxed needle felting workshop you will be taught the needle felting method to create your own felt landscape.

On the needle felting workshop

Bring along your favourite landscape* and learn how to needle felt it onto a piece of material (approx 18 x 18cm) to take home and frame.

This workshop will be an introduction to needle felting*, a dry felting technique.

I will be providing instructions at the beginning to get you started and offer individual assistance throughout, making it perfect for beginners. Much of the guidance will be one-on-one and tailored to the landscape you’ve chosen, ensuring you achieve the best results possible.

You can work comfortably sat down for the duration of the workshop. It’s a highly relaxing and mindful craft.

*Finish Time: Since each person is working on their own landscape at their own pace, it’s possible to finish a simpler landscape within 3 hours (1pm ish). However, if you prefer a more leisurely day, you can take your time, enjoy a half-hour lunch break from the cafe, and the workshop will conclude at 2pm.

Needle felting* is not sewing. Needle felting uses a special barbed needle and you stab pieces of wool fibres into the background material. It is easy to do and also very therapeutic (as long as you don’t stab your fingers!).

Images of landscapes to work from will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well. Do you have a special landscape in mind, perhaps from a holiday, a local view or your childhood? Ideally, the image should mainly feature landscape elements (no buildings, animals, or people, although you can omit them if they are present). I’ll guide you step by step on how to transform it into felt. You’re welcome to bring as many images as you like, and I can help you choose the right one.

The felt workshop will be between 3-4hours long and includes:

  • All equipment
  • Merino wool
  • Material to work on approx 20 x 20cm
  • landscape images to use
  • a hot drink from the cafe on arrival*

You will need to bring:

  • layers of clothing you can take off / put on so you are a comfortable temperature
  • landscape images to use if you want to
  • money for more drinks and food if you wish to stay for lunch during the workshop

* The workshops take place in Aberford Village Hall – while the Community Cafe is running. It’s a lovely big hall with lots of room and a friendly atmosphere. The cafe will provide us with a drink on arrival included in the price of the workshop.

The workshop will finish by 2pm, so if you would like to take a break and have lunch during the workshop, please bring some money or a card for purchases.

WAIVER

By booking a workshop that involves needle felting, you understand that felting needles are used to stab the wool into the material.

You acknowledge the risk of accidentally stabbing your fingers with the needles. By booking the workshop, you understand and accept personal responsibility for any injury incurred.

Extra Info:-
* A max of 8 people will be attending the workshop (and myself). Others will of course be attending the cafe.

Waiting List:-

If there are no places left on the workshop when you go to pay and you wish to go on a waiting list please email me your Name, Date of the workshop you’d like to attend, Your Phone number so I can call you if there is a last minute space.

I will contact you:-
* If someone can’t make it I will call you last minute to see if you’d like to come.

Cancellations:-
* If I need to cancel for any reason you will be offered a choice of a full refund or transferring to a future workshop date.
* Please do not attend if you have just come down with a contagious illness (cold/ flu/ tummy bug and of course Covid) If you are ill and need to cancel please get in touch a.s.a.p. so I can see if I can fill your place and you will be offered a new date to attend.

£48.00

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