Needle Felt a Pet Portrait ~ with Jane Makes

Needle Felt a Pet Portrait ~ with Jane Makes

Contact

Organizer: Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns

Name: Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns

Phone: 017684 83984

Email: annie@quirkyworkshops.co.uk

Website: http://www.quirkyworkshops.co.uk

Address

Greystoke
Penrith
CA11 0UT

Price Notes

£75 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga Lunch & home baking. Material Charges: around £15

Direction

Details

'Paint with Wool' and Needle Felt your own Pet Portrait ~ with Jane Makes

Over the course of the day, with Jane's expertise and guidance, you'll see your beloved pet (or chosen animal) slowly appear beneath your fingertips as a 2D needle felted and 'painted with wool' picture. You will be using the soft wool fibres, special needles and other equipment all provided by Jane; just bring along a favourite image of your pet and she will show you what to do. (see What to Bring)

You will begin by transferring your chosen image from a photograph onto a lightweight hessian or pre felted background to get an accurate outline of your image, you will then be guided through the tools & techniques needed from different breeds of sheep’s wool to which fibres work well and why. Which needles to use for different effects and how to correct mistakes (yes, everyone makes them!) You will build your picture through the manipulation and layout of fibres, using colour choices and shade blending and learn how to create the beautiful intricate expressive eyes, with warmth and realism, to bring your pet to life!

Jane will bring along a selection of 100% real Wool fibres, a foam mat as a working surface, Hessian or pre-felt fabric for your background and 2 felting needles and all these materials will be yours to take home at the end of the day - just in case you feel the need for a final tweaking of your piece. There will be £15 materials charge payable to Jane on the day. 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
09/04/2022 09/04/2022 9.30am – 4.30pm
10/07/2022 10/07/2022 9.30am – 4.30pm
11/11/2022 11/11/2022 9.30am – 4.30pm