Needle Felt an Animal -or Pet - Portrait ~ with Jane Makes

Needle Felt an Animal -or Pet - Portrait ~ with Jane Makes


Organizer: Quirky Workshops Art, Craft and Heritage Skill Courses

Name: Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns

Phone: 017684 83984

Email: [email protected]



CA11 0UT

Price Notes

9.30am – 4.30pm £78 inc. a tasty lunch & home baking. Material Charges: around £15


Just 8 mins west of M6 J40, off the A66 towards Keswick.


'Paint with Wool' and Needle Felt your favourite Animal or 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
25/04/2023 25/04/2023 9.30am - 4.30pm