Create your own needle felted animal head

Price
£35 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restrictions
16+

What you'll do

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll needle felt your very own furry animal head with the help of your creative host and needle felting artist, Amelia.

Using simple materials, Amelia will help you get to grips with the techniques needed to felt 3D objects, then you’ll get crafty and create your very own animal head that you can turn into a beautiful brooch. You’ll choose from a selection of animal heads, such as a fox, rabbit or elephant, and then begin to build your basic felt structure. You’ll be able to add colour and shape, attach the most fiddly parts such as the ears, nose and eyes, and finally transform your cute creation into a brooch!

This experience is designed to provide a really relaxing opportunity to discover more about a very versatile craft. The wonderful thing about needle felting is how forgiving it can be – any mistakes made can easily be changed by adding or taking away wool, so it really is a chance to experiment with your imagination.

No prior crafting experience is needed and guests of all abilities are welcome! The art of needle felting is very simple. All you need is wool, a felting mat and a specific needle, then you can create almost anything you like! A felting needle has small grooves on the end, so it is when repeatedly stabbed into wool, a 3D shape is slowly formed as the wool fibres intertwine together.

With some time and a touch of imagination, you'll create something beautiful to keep or share as a gift!

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.


If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

What you'll do

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll needle felt your very own furry animal head with the help of your creative host and needle felting artist, Amelia.

Using simple materials, Amelia will help you get to grips with the techniques needed to felt 3D objects, then you’ll get crafty and create your very own animal head that you can turn into a beautiful brooch. You’ll choose from a selection of animal heads, such as a fox, rabbit or elephant, and then begin to build your basic felt structure. You’ll be able to add colour and shape, attach the most fiddly parts such as the ears, nose and eyes, and finally transform your cute creation into a brooch!

This experience is designed to provide a really relaxing opportunity to discover more about a very versatile craft. The wonderful thing about needle felting is how forgiving it can be – any mistakes made can easily be changed by adding or taking away wool, so it really is a chance to experiment with your imagination.

No prior crafting experience is needed and guests of all abilities are welcome! The art of needle felting is very simple. All you need is wool, a felting mat and a specific needle, then you can create almost anything you like! A felting needle has small grooves on the end, so it is when repeatedly stabbed into wool, a 3D shape is slowly formed as the wool fibres intertwine together.

With some time and a touch of imagination, you'll create something beautiful to keep or share as a gift!

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Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Tools and workspaces will be sanitised before and after the experience
  • Masks will be worn
  • There will be plenty of space for guests to maintain a 2 metre social distance

On the day

  • Amelia will have everything you need ready for you to get creative

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Amelia Gibbs

Amelia is a self-taught felting artist whose journey started over three years ago when she discovered various needle felted decorations at art fairs, and fell in love with the craft. She often creates her beloved felted animals but is always eager to try something new too.

Recently, Amelia has been developing her wet felting technique – a method of combining wool fibres using soapy water. She is keen to make her work more sustainable and has been testing bamboo wools and natural dyes for certain projects, and reusing discarded wool where possible. Amelia is passionate about sharing her craft, particularly the endless possibilities of wool and how forgiving and versatile a textile it is.

Your host

Amelia Gibbs

While training as an actor at university, Amelia discovered her love of needle felting and began to create small felted animals such as foxes and polar bears. For over three years she has used felting to create unique gifts for friends and family – from needle felted platypuses to wet felted bars of soap. She currently works at We The Curious, running workshops and presenting planetarium shows. This has inspired her craft and Amelia has even felted a miniature version of the solar system. At the moment she is trying to combine her two greatest passions, theatre and felting, by taking on the challenge of building a felted puppet.

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What people are saying

Amelia was an excellent tutor and made the session really fun. I will certainly be recommending the course to friends. Well done.

Nikki Edwards, Jul 2021

Had a wonderful and really enjoyed ourselves, shall definitely be back to make a elephant next time! Thanks so much

Molly Peters, Jul 2021

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Amelia Gibbs.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.

If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

What people are saying

Amelia was an excellent tutor and made the session really fun. I will certainly be recommending the course to friends. Well done.

Nikki Edwards, Jul 2021

Had a wonderful and really enjoyed ourselves, shall definitely be back to make a elephant next time! Thanks so much

Molly Peters, Jul 2021
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Price
£35 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.