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Magical Running Hare Needle Felting Workshop

Course: Magical Running Hare Needle Felting Workshop
Tutor: Carla Taylor
Start Date: 30th March 2020
Start Time: 9.45am
End Date: 31st March 2020
End Time: 4.00pm
Fee: £132.00 What's included?

Come and join us for a relaxing, inspirational fun couple of days of needle felting with like minded, friendly and creative people! On this new exciting two day needle felting workshop 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 as well as sharing her love and passion for local Dorset and British wool.
Carla will share with you how to make your sculptures more life like and come to life by be looking in more detail at the proportions, shapes and details of the beautiful magical brown hare by creating these features using intricate felted shapes, wire, the mixing and layering of different wool's and the use of reverse felting needles. By the end of this two-day workshop you will have created your own beautiful running hare 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! This workshop is suitable for both 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 keep, take home and carry on creating with.

Tutor Information

Carla Taylor

Carla Taylor creates contemporary sustainble 3d wool sculptures inspired by the animals and landscape of the British countryside and coastline using the technique of needle felting.  Needle felting involves using barbed needles of various sizes to repeatedly stab and sculpt wool fibres together, building layers of wool, transforming the fleece in to a felted work of art!  Carla likes to work closely with local Dorset farmers promoting the use of local and British wool and will often refer to conservation issues within her sculptures.

Carla works from her studio at the Mousehole Woolery situated in the heart of the Dorset countryside. For further details click here

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