Kingfisher Needle Felting Two Day Workshop


Needle Felting

Two Day Course

Carla Taylor

13 February 2023 to 14 February 2023

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

£165 includes materials

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This course is part of Dillington Discoveries Winter week.

On this exciting two day needle felting workshop fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will share with you how to make your sculptures come to life by looking in more detail at the proportions, shapes and details of our magical kingfisher including the feathers, the mixing and layering of different textured wool’s to create shine and the use of finer felting needles. The workshop will also cover the construction and covering of wire legs and beaks using wax and wool. You will also learn the technique of shingling where we implant different layers of wool to create a more realistic finish to your sculptures.

By the end of this two day workshop you will have created your own magical kingfisher mounted on a beautiful piece of locally sourced Dorset wood, ready for you to take home or if you can part with them to give to that special someone as a gift!

​A fun, creative, inspiring and relaxing crafting retreat with friendly, like minded people!

This workshop is suitable for both beginners or those with some experience of needle felting.

Accommodation can be booked, subject to availability.

Tutor information

Carla Taylor: The Mousehole Woolery is situated in the heart of the Dorset Countryside and is the home and studio of fibre artist Carla Taylor. The Mousehole Woolery creates contemporary sustainable wool sculptures inspired by the animals and landscape of the British countryside and coastline using local Dorset and British wool using the technique of needle felting, transforming loose fleece in to sculptural work of art!

Carla exhibits her sculptures at the Dorset Arts Festival at Sculpture by the Lakes in Dorset and at various galleries across the South West. She has also been featured on the Channel 4 programme Craft it Yourself and in Craft & Design Magazine, Wildlife Watch and the International Felting Association magazine.

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