A one day workshop with Lydia Needle to learn how to needle felt with wool to make a small 3-D sculpture.
These little reindeer’s would be perfect to go on the mantelpiece over the Christmas or to give as a gift.
This class is suitable for complete for beginners but is also a great ‘next step’ project if you’ve already made a bear or hare at Lydia’s previous workshop with us. You will make sculptural legs, use armatures for the antlers and learn about colour application. At the end of the day you get to take your creation home together with the skills needed to go on and make more lovely reindeer. All the materials you need and tools to use in the class are included.
About Lydia Needle:
I am a fibre artist working in rural Somerset and basically, I’m obsessed with beautiful British wool, it is my inspiration – it is at the heart of everything I do. Because of its fabulous eco-credentials and it’s diverse properties, I am able to sculpt with it or make it gossamer thin in order to make studies of the sea and passing moments, sketches in wool. All of my work has an emphasis on the environment and sustainability.
In my small pieces, I needle felt into vintage containers; with these, I aim to create vignettes of the more elusive creatures of our countryside as seen in my recent exhibition, FIFTY BEES. My larger pieces are concerned with the British coast. Using reclaimed materials, beach combed finds and combining them the wool, I aim to emphasise the legacy of man’s interaction upon the sea.
9 November 2019 10:00AM