Vintage Felt Bear
Vintage Felt Bear
Friday 10 July
Fee: £71 includes materials
This course will appeal to those who enjoy crafts such as quilting, knitting, spinning, crochet, beading, sewing, needle felting, sculpture and those who own their own sheep and would like to use the wool!
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 along the way. Carla will also share her love and passion for local Dorset and British wool. By the end of the workshop you will have created your own Vintage Bear out of beautiful wool ready to take home, or if you can part with it, to give to someone as a special gift.
This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some experience of needle felting. The price of the workshop includes all materials and a needle felting kit that you get to take home and carry on creating with. If you would like to finish your vintage bear off in style by mounting it on a vintage cotton reel, please feel free to bring one along with you, or there will be some available to purchase, as well as accessories on the day. Tutor: 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 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.