Sunday 24th September, 2023
The workshop will run from 10-5pm, please arrive at 9.45am dressed ready for our short walk around the farm which will start promptly at 10am, weather permitting.
Love wool? Then you will love needle felting!
Fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through the basic techniques of needle felting as well as sharing lots of tips and tricks that she has learnt over the last nine years in her own felting journey. The day will start off with a short walk around the farm to see our flock of sheep, along with a discussion about the history of wool and needle felting. The Mousehole Woolery and Gutchpool Farm are both official supporters of the Campaign for Wool and we want to share our passion for British wool, showcasing the beauty, worth and diversity of this biodegradable and sustainable material and how it can be used.
Within the workshop Carla will discuss the equipment used within the therapeutic craft of needle felting and the variety of inspiring wools and fibres that can be used. There will be a selection of locally sourced fleece to create your own country hare, including fleece from Gutchpool Farm's award winning Dorset Down flock and Shetland and Poll Dorset Sheep.
By the end of the workshop you will have created your own country hare out of beautiful wool ready for you to take home or, if you can part with them, to give to someone as a special gift.
This workshop is suitable for both beginners or those with some experience of needle felting. It has been designed as a fun, creative day with like-minded people and a little time for yourself in beautiful inspiring surroundings.
The price includes all materials and a needle felting kit that you get to keep, take home and carry on creating with. Tea, coffee and a homemade lunch will also be provided. Please let us know about any dietary requirements in the box above.
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