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

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2.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public dates), 6 to 15 label £33


This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, GQ, Daily Mirror, The Metro, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping in the UK is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

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

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home. This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a lovely gift for her or gift for mum.

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

5.0 (1)
1k

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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