Beginners’ Needle Felting – Woodland

Tutor: Carol Wilson
Length: 12.5 hours
Max Learners: 6

Our Woodland Needle-felting Course is a chance to learn and develop skills in sculpting with wool fibres.  Over five weeks, we will make an owl, a toadstool, a fox, and a creature of your choice which can be put together to create a woodland scene.

Who Is This Course For?

This is a fun and friendly course designed for adult beginners to gradually develop their needle-felting skills over the 5 weeks. If you have needle felted before you are welcome to come along too and develop your skills during the course.


Have fun creating quirky woodland characters while learning how to needle felt in this 5 week needle-felting course.  Needle-felting involves plunging a special needle into loose wool fibres.  The action gradually forms solid shapes.  The projects are designed to build skills, a step at a time looking at different forms, joining limbs and adding details/embellishments.

Session One
Make a tawny owl from local Jacob wool. More details can be found here.

Session Two
Make a toadstool from local White-faced woodland and Jacob wools.

Sessions Three & Four
Create a fantastic fox. More details can be found here.

Session Five
Finish off your earlier creatures and create a creature of your own choice, such as a hare or badger or a woodland scene for you other three creatures.

What Should I Bring With Me?

Just bring yourself as all materials and equipment will be provided. However if you wear glasses please don’t forget them as we will be using barbed needles so you need to be able to see what you are doing!

What Do I Take Home?

At the end of the course you will leave with your completed woodland characters, the felting needles you have used and your foam.  There will also be course notes to take away.



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Minimum Age: 14

Skills Required: None

Session Length: 2.5 hours

Number of Sessions: 5

Things To Bring: Just yourself