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Workshop/CourseCraft Experience, Thu 27 Sep 2018, £75

Needle Felting - Make a life size Kingfisher

Needle Felting - Make a life size Kingfisher


In 1871, John Ruskin painted his famous "Study of a Kingfisher" with dominant reference to colour.

Using this beautiful painting as a reference, on this one day workshop you will create a stunning needle felted Kingfisher using wonderfully soft and vibrantly coloured Merino wool. You will begin by learning the basic techniques of needle felting and move on to building up the body. At various stages you will paint and attach the pre sculptured clay beak and make the wire legs and feet.

There's no end to the colour combinations you can use to create the Kingfisher and everyone's take on the Kingfisher will be different. All levels of felters are welcome.

Once Ruskin beautifully wrote "The Kingfisher is a breathtakingly beautiful creature. Smaller than one might expect, a sighting of it in flight is a rare, heart stopping delight: a glistening ball of turquoise and saffron flashes in front of the eyes." You can create your very own heart stopping delight.

About Hanne:

Hanne Crank is a local artist specialising in 3D needle felt art. Originally, from Sheffield, Hanne moved to the South Lakes to concentrate on her art and live a more fulfilling life in this beautiful part of the world.

Hanne's needle felting journey began when she saw a tiny curled up fox at a friend’s house. After discovering this animal was made out of merino wool using a single needle she knew she had to learn more and has since taught herself the craft and become completely absorbed in the therapeutic process.

Hanne is still on her needle felting journey, as she continues to create new and original pieces. Always using the Lake District scenery and its local flora and fauna as inspiration, she finds the satisfaction of seeing a unique piece coming to life in her hands truly magical and forever intriguing.

There's limited parking on site. If you find yourself struggling for a space, additional parking is available in Coniston and we will happily collect you.

Why not join like-minded creative souls for an enjoyable couple of days learning this beautiful technique. If you can't make this date or miss out on tickets make sure to have a look at our Facebook page to see more events and photos @swallowsandartisans

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 27 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00


All equipment and materials are supplied for the duration of the workshop. Bring your specs if required for any close work.

We will provide a healthy lunch along with all refreshments and some sweet treats!

Refunds are unavailable but tickets can be transferred to an alternative date upon request.


Karen Duncan

07903 324310


East of Lake,
LA21 8AA

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