NEW Needle Felting Workshops at Stanwick Lakes

NEW Needle Felting Workshops at Stanwick Lakes

Needle Felting is the art of sculpting wool into shapes with the use of a single barbed needle and, at Stanwick Lakes, we are lucky enough to have two NEW Needle Felt workshop leaders for 2019.

Julie Carlton started needle felting after a visit to a Settlers’ museum in Canada almost ten years ago, where she saw a huge Christmas tree covered in felted woodland animals which she instantly fell in love with. Julie has previously run successful needle felt classes at Stanwick Lakes including woolly landscapes, dragonfly brooches and Christmas decorations.  One of Julie’s most interesting needle felted projects was when she made a tiny replica of her beloved pet cat, using his very own hair!

Julie will be leading a 3D Picture Needle Felting workshop on Tuesday 26th March 2019.

Loubilou studied Art and Design many moons ago on a degree course in North Staffordshire. Having been a stay-at-home Mum looking to re-ignite her creativity, Loubilou attended a course with Alison and Nic Cremona of Felt & Dandy fame (both appearing on Kirsty’s Handmade Christmas 2018). She found she was a natural match with the wool and, in just one year, Loubilou has made over 20 felted dog commissions and sells her work in The Emporium Nene Court Wellingborough. She was exhibited at Norfolk’s Woolly Worstead Wool Festival and can also be found at The Artisans of Market Harborough events.

Loubilou is thrilled to now be able to offer her classes at Stanwick Lakes and will be leading a workshop to make this cute Jenny Wren on Thursday 14th March 2019.

For more information, and to find out how to book on either of these workshops :

Julie Carlton https://www.stanwicklakes.org.uk/whats-on/needle-felted-3d-pictures/

Loubilou  https://www.stanwicklakes.org.uk/whats-on/needle-felted-jenny-wren/

To find more about other craft events taking place at Stanwick Lakes, join the ‘Stanwick Lakes Crafters’ Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1785942164972357/

and check the ‘Craft’ section of the ‘What’s On’ page on the Stanwick Lakes website https://www.stanwicklakes.org.uk/whats-on/

~ By Liz