Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Felted hedgehog workshop

Location:
Redgrave & Lopham Fen 27/10/18: Use traditional dry felting techniques to create a hedgehog from wool fibres, with craftswoman Jilly Trafford.

Event details

Meeting point

Education Centre

Date

Time
10am-1pm
A static map of Felted hedgehog workshop

About the event

On this workshop you will spend a fascinating time with Jilly  who lives locally and has been practising the ancient craft of needle felting for several years. She loves to work in wool to create small soft sculptures, such as sheep, owls, robins and hedgehogs from Shetland roving. 

The craft of needle felting, also known as dry felting, involves using a felting needle to tangle and compress the fibres, without the need for water or soap. 

Repeated stabbing of the fibres with the felting needle ('needling') will result in a firm felt mass. This is the basic principle of needle felting. By gradually adding fibre and defining the shape through needling, detailed three-dimensional structures such as animals can be created entirely from wool fibres. 

All materials necessary will be provided by Jilly on the day and are included in the price of the course as are ample tea/coffee and biscuits. 

Please bring: 

A packed lunch 
A notepad and pen

When booking please ensure your email/contact address is correct as it will be used to send event joining instructions. If you do not receive these instructions after booking, please contact: redgrave.education@suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Booking

Suitable for

Adults

Know before you go

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Mobility

People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Free car park

Bicycle parking

Bicycle racks available

Facilities

Toilets
Picnic area
Disabled toilet

Contact us

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01473 890089
Suffolk Wildlife Trust