Make a Gorgeous Needlefelt Hare – Moved from 2020

Tutor: Annis McGowan

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 10 people.

Full Day

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If you loved Annis’s needlefelt Herdwick sheep doorstop, you’ll love this gorgeous hare. He’s a large scale needlefelt hare but not as hefty as the sheep so not suitable as a doorstop.

Join Annis to create this gorgeous hare, made of a natural brown wool. It is formed into a hare shape using Annis’s needlefelting techniques. You can make your hare alert and ready for action with ears up, or “moon gazing” with the ears back. You will take home your own unique handmade hare to cherish at home or give as a wonderful gift. When complete, your hare will be approx 34cm high plus the length of the ears if they are upright.

This is a substantial piece of work and requires an extended day to complete. Please also note there is a significant additional materials charge of £45 payable to Annis on the day. This is revised this year to ensure that the time needed by Annis to prepare all the parts of the hare in advance for you is covered in the charge. The preparations make it possible to complete the sculpture in a day workshop, regardless of your experience, and allows you to concentrate on the actual needle felting and sculpting of your piece.

Note finish time of 5:30.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

All materials and tools are provided.

“The opportunity to share the experience with other like minded people. Excellent course with lots of preparation from the tutor, excellent meal and very warm welcome. Wish I'd found the place years ago. Will certainly come again.”

– Caroline

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