Needle Felt a Beautiful Bee

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn to needle felt at home and make a wonderful piece of bee textile art.


Gwen's Felted Paintings
Gwen's Felted Paintings
5.0 (2)
Instagram followers2k

2.5 hours Class size 6 to 15     label £33
How it works
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping in the UK is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.
Learn the art of needle felting in this live class online. If you love bees and want to learn a new skill, this class is for you!
Needle felting is an absorbing and enjoyable craft, and you'll soon lose yourself in the creative process as you work with your wool and start to bring your bee to life.
If needlework, felting and embroidery are new to you, don't worry - this virtual textile art class is ideal for beginners and you'll receive plenty of support to help you develop your skills.
Learning alongside other felting beginners, you'll be guided through the making process by experienced needle felt teacher, Gwen. Watching demos and following a series of steps, you'll pick up the skills you need to create something lovely.
By the end of your class, you'll have developed your felting skills and will be able to have a go at needle felting independently. You'll also have a brilliant felted bee to enjoy.
Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • 1 x 4.5 x 5.5 dense foam pad.
  • 2 x size 40 twisted/spiral needles.
  • 1 x 6-inch wooden embroidery hoop.
  • 1 x square of linen with a template design.
  • several colours of coloured carded Corriedale wool.
What you'll need
Some scissors and glue (PVA, Pritstick or similar should do the job!).
 
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

Your teacher
Gwen's Felted Paintings
Gwen's Felted Paintings

5.0 (2)
Instagram followers2k

I am a felt artist and ecologist based in Dunblane, Scotland. I am passionate about the UK’s native flora and fauna and am inspired by the beauty and variety of the UK’s landscapes; in particular the dramatic mountainscapes and beautiful coastlines of Scotland where I live, and Wales where I was born.
I was introduced to needle-felting through a charitable event with the Bat Conservation Trust. Having made a small three-dimensional bat, I was hooked! I spent a few months creating small sculptures, before coming across the technique of using coloured wool to ‘paint’, which then became my main focus.
To create a painting, I use needle-felting and wet-felting techniques, often using several rounds of both to achieve the desired effect. Needle-felting is the process by which a barbed needle is used to tangle coloured wool into place, whilst wet-felting uses hot soapy water and agitation to further felt the fibres together. The whole process often takes weeks to complete and, while the fibres can have a mind of their own, I love the wonderful textures and effects that the natural fibres can produce.

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