Saturday, 17 June 2017

2017 workshops
Here are the rest of the workshops for this year...will add more photos soon, you can see more images on

To book, please email

Workshops At Marbury Park, Comberbach Cheshire CW9 6AT
Also two workshops at Cheshire Fibre Festival.

Sunday 1st October at Cheshire Fibre Festival, Marthall Village Hall, Sandlebridge Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 7SB
~Needle felting Robins 9.30 am until 12 £25*now full*
~ Needle felting Hares 1pm until 4pm £30*now full*

Back at Marbury Park~
Saturday 7th  October ~ Dolls and Dresses  10 am until 5pm £75 including doll kit*now full*

Saturday 4th November ~ Cat portraits 10 am until 4pm £45*now full*

Saturday 2nd December ~Polar Bears 10 am until 1.30pm £30*now full*

Saturday 16th December ~ Polar bears 10 am until 1.30pm £30

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

2016 Needle Felting Workshops and newsletter...

Hello everyone, just sending you some details on this year's workshops and events planned so far...

We may have met already at workshops, or wool festivals, I hope you are still enjoying needle felting and making,  or you may be planning to try felting for the first time, so here are a few dates for your diary, hope you can join me and we'll make something lovely with wool. You can see plenty of pictures and examples if you follow on the links below.

So far I've booked Saturday afternoons at Artwork Studios and Gallery in Northwich Cheshire, starting in May. I could fit in one or two week days if anyone can't make weekends, do let me know if this would suit you better. 
I also travel further out to some really nice venues, and you can see those workshops on the website links below for availability/booking.

Needle Felting Workshops 2016

Artwork Studios and Gallery Northwich, Cheshire
Saturday afternoons from 12.30 until 3.30pm
£25 per person, including all materials to keep.
Age - minimum 12 years.
No experience needed.
Please email to book

Using felting needles and wool fleece. 
Repeatedly pushing the barbed needles into the wool makes the fibres tangle together and create solid 3 dimensional forms. 
Learn how to model the wool into shapes, join them together and turn the wool fleece into your own charming sculpture.

Friday 13th May Hares
Saturday 14th May Chickens

Friday 10th June Hares
Saturday 11th June Fox

Saturday 3rd September Hares

Saturday 1st October Badger
Saturday 8th October Mole

Saturday 12th November Polar Bears.

Wool festivals
We will have a stall (and a few workshops, booking through the organisers)  at these wonderful events, hope to see you there...

23rd 24th April

7th May

24th 25th June

24th 25th September ( to be confirmed, fingers crossed)

22nd 23rd October

Other workshop venues (booking through their websites) Garstang, Lancashire Whaley Bridge Derbyshire (workshop dates are on Yarnbirds Facebook page) Leek Staffordshire

Needle felted animal portraits, dolls, felt making kits, books and workshops. I spent many years as a freelance sculptor working for the giftware industry including Coalport,Wedgwood, Genesis Fine Arts, modelling ranges including 'Jenny Oliver's Faeries', and the Snowman and various collectable figurines. Now a felt maker, doll maker and illustrator, I specialise in needle felt sculpting, commissions and workshops and a range of creative books.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Portrait Commissions

Portraits of animals and pets from photographs, made with needle felted wool fleece.  £175
Please email several pictures including different angles, to show profile, face, any markings and tail, and any particular pose, standing, sitting, playing, sleeping , and I will capture that pose and likeness!
Please allow at least one month for making, and let me know if this is required in time for a special occasion.
A deposit of £50 is required (payable to paypal account and the balance when you have approved the finished sculpture. I am happy to make any adjustments to get it just right. 
Made with needle felted wool including pet fur if desired!
Size between 10 and 15 cm height.. Price £175 plus p&p
please email pictures, and for more information
Please see more examples of needle felt artwork on 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

2015 Needle Felting Workshops

New workshops at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE
And Artwork Studio and Gallery, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1BP
To book workshop places, please email

More dates will be added when we have restored a big old narrowboat into a floating studio for the  needle felting workshops. These will include dog portrait workshops, and owl brooches, and more hares.
You can follow progress on the facebook page
There are kits and books and workshop gift vouchers on
If you would like to receive email updates, please send a message to
More pictures will be added soon...
Thank you for visiting, warm wishes, Jenny

Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham
Saturday ~ 31st October ~ Fox **Full**
Saturday ~ 12th December ~ Robins and Snowmen **full**

All the above workshops will be from 12.30 until 3.30pm.
Upstairs at the gallery, there is wheelchair access.
All materials included, to keep, £25 per person
No experience is needed, age range adults and 12 upwards

Artwork Studios and Gallery, Northwich
Saturday ~ 3rd October ~ Squirrels or Hares!**full**
Saturday ~ 24th October ~ Fox **full**
Saturday ~ 19th December ~ Robins and Snowmen*full*

All the above workshops will be from 12.30 until 3.30pm.
There is wheelchair access at the Gallery
All materials included, to keep £25
No experience is needed, age range adults and 12 upwards.

To book places,  please email


Monday, 9 September 2013

Animal portrait Workshops

Portrait Workshops
Learn to needle felt your own pet portrait...
Dates and details will be listed on this page soon.
 Or Workshops can be arranged.

please email for more information
Please see more examples of needle felt artwork on
Rusty and Stout
 Blue eyed collie

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Some suppliers for needle felting..

The needles we use in the kits and workshops are 36 gauge triangle(with the red paint on tip) this has three edges and larger 'barbs' and does more work, good for building shapes...38gauge star , this is the finer needle with 4 edges and smaller barbs, good for detail, and finishing off.

I prefer to use  the more coarser wools such as Shetland, Jacob, Cheviot, but you can experiment with different samples. Some people use merino , but it is very slow to needle felt( great for wet felting) If you want to combine fibres, or mix colours and shades you will need some hand carders for combing the fibres, or 2 small wire dog brushes will do. I recommend keep needling so your model becomes quite firm and holds its shape

Here's some suppliers of carded wool fleece for feltmaking -dyed Shetland , natural Jacob, cheviot ,more breeds, fleece ,dyes, needles etc etc different types of hand dyed wool everything and more for wool lovers various fleece /needles dyed fleece good for needle felting international feltmakers association

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Handmade dolls
 needle felted wool heads, and limbs, cloth and wire, buttons and beads 

 handmade felt mini gloves and garments

ceramic and handmade felt dolls