Needle-Felting workshop with Claire McDowell

About the event

This 3 hour needle-felting workshop, led by Claire McDowell, is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some experience. Claire will lead you step-by step-through the basics of needle-felting; from creating a core wool structure, to blending custom shades of carded wool to help you create a beautiful, 3D garden bird sculpture of a blue-tit, robin or wren. Your piece can be displayed standing or can be mounted on a vintage china cup as a keepsake.

During the workshop you will learn how to:

– needle-felt
– blend wool
– make your own 3D sculpture of a garden bird

Please note that this workshop is unsuitable for those with very limited fine motor skills

Presented as part of Causeway Craft Trail Showcase and August Craft Month.


Where is it taking place?

Flowerfield Arts Centre,
185 Coleraine Road,
BT55 7HU

When is it taking place?

August 20th, 10am to 1pm

Do you need to book?

Yes, booking is required. Book online, here.
By Telephone – 028 7083 1400
In Person at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart

About August Craft Month with Craft NI

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2022 will mark the 16th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.

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Event Details

Maker: Claire McDowell

Starts: Aug 20 at 10:00 am

Ends: Aug 20 at 1:00 pm

Discipline: Textile Making

Location: Derry

Type: Workshop

Price: £25 includes all materials