Furzie Half-Day Needlefelt - Somerset
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Short three-hour workshops making Furzie Finger Felts - animal finger puppets, choose from morning or afternoon. The course cost includes all materials and refreshments.
Held in the Furzie Workshop - set in the beautiful Somerset countryside on Bowdens Farm, near Langport.
Wool Sculpture courses, both scheduled dates and private bookings available. The workshop is in a converted farm building with its own kitchen and bathroom facilities and the Brown and Forrest Smokery and Cafe on site - where you could enjoy lunch before or after your course (not included).
There is plenty of parking on site - please ask if you require special access parking.
Other art and craft courses will also be offered.
What is needlefelting?
Although it has its roots in a centuries old form of cloth making, needle-felting is a relatively new art, an off-shoot of industrial felt-making from the nineteenth century. Woollen fibres are bonded together using specially designed barbed needles to form a firm material which can be made into 3-D shapes.
Do I have to be artistic?
No! We use a wire armature frame in the models which immediately helps you with proportions. You will be gently guided through the entire process. Relax and enjoy - you only have yourself to please.
Do I have to be good at sewing?
No sewing (or glueing) involved. You will be amazed how the fibres bond together with just a little stabbing.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
All materials are included and tools loaned to you. It is important however, to bring a printed picture of the animal you would like to make.
Read more about Furzie
Needle-felting is a fascinating experience, watching creations taking a life and form of their own as you work. It is a very intuitive and tactile craft. Tools required are few and the materials relatively inexpensive. The work can be picked up and put down at a moment’s notice, and can be carried out almost anywhere. Michelle started teaching the craft eight years ago, holding regular workshops at venues across the country. She has now taught over 2000 people. Workshops are held in a very relaxed atmosphere - it’s been said that the laughs are as good as the course! There are several regular venues all over the country or you can travel to Furzie's Workshop in Somerset or arrange for Furzie to travel to you.
Covid precautions in force on the date of the class will be adhered to and your contact details for track and trace purposes will be shared with the venue. Should a class be cancelled you may transfer your booking to another course or request a refund. Should you be unable to attend the class due to Covid restrictions or illness the same terms apply. If you feel unwell on the day please do not put yourself or others at risk. We have had all our recommended injections and will take lateral flow tests prior to the course.
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