We Had a Hoot at the Owl Class!

Today I taught a needle felting class to make little owls. I had nine ladies come from all around the area here in Northumberland. We had our class at the Alnwick Playhouse in Alnwick.

Some of the ladies working on their needle felted owls.

Some of the ladies working on their needle felted owls.

We all had a great time chatting and creating together.

Adding wings to a needle felted owl.

Adding wings to a needle felted owl.

I showed them how to needle felt wings and they chose what position they wanted them to be in.

Some liked holding the project up to add details, though I warned them they might stick themselves easier this way!

Some liked holding the project up to add details, though I warned them they might stick themselves easier this way!

Some liked holding the project up to add details, though I warned them they might stick themselves easier this way! Oooo see the bandaid on that finger?!

This little owl looks full of character!

This little owl looks full of character already!

This little owl is getting soft ear tufts put on, he looks a real character already!

I brought a wide assortment of owls for students to look at.

I brought a wide assortment of owls for students to look at.

I brought ten or more different little owls that I made, to let them look at for ideas.

Group photo of the owls I made and brought to class.

Group photo of the owls I made and brought to class.

Here’s a group photo of many of the owls I made, trying out different looks to inspire students.

Here's a little grey owl I made just before the workshop.

Here’s a little grey owl I made just before the workshop.

Here’s a little grey owl I made just before the workshop. The black line around his face inspired one of the students to try that on hers, and she did a great job!

Here's all the needle felted owls made by my students!

Here’s all the needle felted owls made by my students!

Here’s all the needle felted owls made by my students! I love how different they all look. It’s when we put the eyes on they really come alive.

I had to share these pictures from my last workshop:

Working with my fun student Jan, making "Colourful Critters".

Here I am (on left) working with my fun student Jan, making “Colourful Critters”.

Here I am (on left) working with my fun student Jan, making “Colourful Critters”. We had such a relaxing class!

Two red squirrels waiting for their eyes.

Two red squirrels waiting for their eyes.

These two red squirrels are just waiting for their eyes.

The next class will be Needle Felted Sheep! A great beginner class to learn how to use a wire armiture; the sheep are poseable and we’ll have a variety of natural colours to choose from.

We'll make poseable sheep from a variety of natural colours.

We’ll make poseable sheep from a variety of natural colours.

Date for that is May 11 with a gnome workshop on May 18th; both will be held at the Alnwick Baptist Church. It’s a bright, cozy, friendly space where we can make our own coffee and tea and I’ll bring a homemade dessert to share! More details to come. Sign up your email in the subscribe box up there on the right, and get my posts delivered to your email!

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