Kingfisher Needle Felting Workshop – Intermediate


Two Day Course

Carla Taylor

8 May 2021 to 9 May 2021

£136 includes materials

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On this new exciting two day needle felting workshop fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through both the intermediate and more advanced techniques of needle felting as well as sharing lots of tips and tricks that she has learnt along the way as well as her love and passion for local Dorset and British wool.

Carla 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 and how to cover and work around  them. 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 of the lakes 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 that special someone as a gift! A fun, creative, inspiring and relaxing weekend with friendly, like-minded people! A little self-care package all rolled in to one!

This workshop is suitable for those that have intermediate experience of needle felting and will involve some basic sewing, e.g sewing of beads or french knots.

Accommodation can be booked, subject to availability.

Tutor information

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 Contemporary Textiles Fair in Teddington, The Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Festival, BBC Countryfile Live and galleries in Dorset. She has also been featured in Craft & Design Magazine, Wildlife Watch and the International Felting Association magazine.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.