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Felt Your Pet (Cats & Dogs)
Course Date: Saturday 14th October 2017
Category: Textiles
Tutor: Sue Pearl
Price: £80


Have you a furry friend at home? If so come and make a mini-pet. A needle felted cat or dog is a friend for life. Bring your pet photos along for a fun workshop.

Further Detail

Using special needle felting techniques and an assortment of different felting needles we will build a fun replica of your furry best friend. Your pet will be made from lovely soft Scandinavian wool in either sitting or standing positions. Using your own photos or images from the internet you will create a miniature version that doesn’t need to be taken for a walk.

Skills/Techniques Covered

  • Using a felting needle
  • Understanding the different type of fibres to use
  • Creating three-dimensional shapes
  • Modelling an animal


This course is suitable for all levels including beginners.  


Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £15, payable to the tutor during the course

Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor - tutors are unable to take card payments at the school

Please bring with you:

Photos of your pets or an iPad/Tablet and a camera to record your progress.

Tutor Profile

Sue Pearl has been making felt for more than 16 years and is the author of Making Felt Friends. She originally trained and practised as an interior designer, and came across felt making by accident during research work for her MA at London Guildhall University. Sue has never looked back.

She has been teaching felt for the last 12 years, across Oxfordshire and in London. Sue has taught internationally, in America, Canada, Israel and Australia. She has also given instruction in feltmaking to native North Americans, as part of a women’s small business project. Sue is a member of the International Feltmakers’ Association for which she is Coordinator and Advertising Officer for the London region. She has shown at international and domestic exhibitions and has a piece in the Contemporary Craft Collection at the Museum of Oxfordshire and is currently displaying in a travelling exhibition called Black Sheep.  

Timings & Refreshments

Please aim to arrive between 9.30 and 9.45am to allow for a 10am start. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with homemade cookies in the morning, a complimentary sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon. ​SPECIAL DIETS: As peoples' allergies, intolerances, special diets and preferences are so many and varied, we are not able to cater for these. However, we will be able to cater for a gluten free diet so please tell us on arrival if you need a gluten free option