Discover the wonderful craft of needle felting. Suitable for complete beginners, this workshop aims to provide students with the basic skills required to make their own needle felted projects.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and rules regarding social distancing this course will be taught remotely. The course tutor will provide live teaching sessions online using Microsoft Teams. Lessons will be scheduled at the times indicated below. Learners will also be able to access a wide range of College services including Moodle, Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive) and Microsoft Teams to support online learning. Induction sessions will be offered prior to the start of the course, to allow learners to familiarise themselves with the online learning platforms. Learner handbooks and user guides will also be provided.

Meet our students Ethan Thorne

Ethan Thorne

“I chose Newbury College because it has a healthy environment in which I can enjoy creative freedom.”

Meet our students James Lockhart

James Lockhart

“My time at college has been really positive. I’ve been able to focus solely on one subject that I really enjoy and I’m progressing onto university with an unconditional offer at the university of my choice.”

James Lockhart
Art and Design

Meet our students Thea Clarke

Thea Clarke

“I would recommend Newbury College as I have had so much support. I have enjoyed developing my skills in spray painting and printmaking techniques.”

Meet our students Willow Hammond-Ellaway

Willow Hammond-Ellaway

“I chose to study at Newbury College because it was conveniently close. I also loved the course choices, such a huge range, it was very difficult for me to decide what would be best. I had a lot of support to help me choose what course would be best for my future. I have enjoyed the confidence that I have gained from my course and I am very thankful for everything the college has done for me.”

  • Description

    Discover how to make a variety of different craft projects, including 3D sculptures, bags, purses, socks and wall art, from nothing more than wool roving and a needle! No sewing required.

    This workshop will cover:

    • An introduction to needle felting, tools and techniques
    • Guidance on different wool roving and felting needles.
    • Step by step instructions on how to shape and form a 3D animal.
    • Tutor demonstrations and step-by-step instructions on how to shape the wool and add extra roving to create realistic body shapes and how to use fine needling skills to create intricate details.

    The wool roving, glass eyes and all the basic tools required for the session will be provided, along with a range of different felting tools for learners to try. It is advised that learners purchase the following items themselves to bring to the session:

    • Needle felting needles (these can be purchased from any craft shop, or on Amazon) it is recommended to buy a small packet, rather than just one, as they can sometimes break.
    • Finger and thumb protectors (Amazon sell these specifically for needle felting).

    Students will leave with a completed small, 3D animal, along with handouts and a whole host of advice, tips and guidance for continuing on with felting at home.

    *PLEASE NOTE- The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled learners will be notified three days prior to the start of the course and are entitled to claim for a full refund of their course fees.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

  • Qualification

    This course does not lead to a formal qualification.

  • Progression

    Students can progress on to other art and craft courses at Newbury College.

  • Assessment

    Progress on this course will be assessed through tutor observation, feedback and discussion.

  • Home Study

    This is a one-day course; therefore, no homework will be given.

  • Work Placement

    Students do not need to be in relevant work to enrol on this course.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    The price below includes an additional £5 materials fee, which covers the cost of materials used during the session. Students may also be required to purchase some materials themselves.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
97014 202102 Saturday 06/02/2021 06/02/2021 10:00 - 13:00 £35

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Code Day Start End Times Fees*
97014 202103 Saturday 12/06/2021 12/06/2021 10:00 - 13:00 £35

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* Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.