Craft Workshops

 

We offer a range of craft workshops for adults all year round.  During school holidays we run sessions that are in line with the season to help keep younger ones (4 years plus) busy and creative when off school! Please see below for the different workshops we offer!

School Holiday Kids' Craft Workshops

Monthly Needle Felt Workshops  

Bespoke Group Bookings: Needle Felt and Wet Felt

 

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School Holiday Kids' Craft: Easter 2024 - please pop back for updates!

 

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Monthly Needle Felt Workshops (Adults)

Make a needle felted ornament / item in our monthly workshops! Suitable for all, including beginners. All materials provided. Ideal to pair with a Cake Tapas, or one of our delicious lunch options! 

Our in-house felter Katriona (owner and back-up farmer) has been felting for five years, worked in education for over twenty years, and been a passionate crafter for many, many more!

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Next dates:

- Bunny Gonks Saturday 9th March 9:45-11:45, £25 per person (age 13+)

- Sleepy Sea Otters Friday 19th April 13:00-15:00, £25 per person (age 13+)

- Bashful Bees Friday 17th May 13:00-15:00, £25 per person (age 13+)

 

Make one needle felted ornament with us in each of these fun, friendly two-hour workshops. Gonks wear beards / hair shorn from the Wolfridge Alpaca herd, and stand approx 15-20cm tall. You can make them with or without the bunny ears, and choose from a wide range of colours for the hats and bodies. The sleepy sea otter workshop will show you techniques such as fibre blending to enhance your cute little otter (approx 10cm long). The 'bashful bees' are different species(!) from our original 'basic bee' workshop, and a super cute addition to buzz home with you (approx 12cm long).

Email craft@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk for further information and click below to book!

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Bespoke Workshops for Groups (4 or more people) 

If you have a group of at least 4 people, please have a read through all of the workshops on this page to see what we offer.  Then please get in touch and we can arrange something specific depending on your group size, age, skill level, activity preferences/combinations (craft activities, alpaca experiences and food/refreshments), budget and time available.  Our crafters' availability will need to be confirmed too!  Fantastic friends and family treat, or work well-being days, especially with an Afternoon Tea, Cake Tapas, and especially memorable when paired with our hands-on "Up-Close Experience" with the fantastic alpacas! Our one hour workshops are £20ppn, two hours £25ppn.
 

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Two Hour workshops:

Gnome for websiteNeedle Felt Gnome Ornament

Gnomes / Gonks are popular all year round. Customise yours with a choice of colours and styles of body / hat.  Add hair / beards using fibre from your choice of fibre, including some shorn from the Wolfridge Alpaca herd.  The workshop is 2 hours in duration and is suitable for ages 12 and over.

Please get in touch or email craft@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

Alpaca alpaca ornamentAlpaca Alpaca Ornament

Create your own 3D alpaca using alpaca fibre! A cushing (sitting) alpaca will be covered in the natural alpaca fibre of your choice, and you will sculpt ears and add facial features for a cute cartoony, or more lifelike alpaca to suit you. Will you take home a mini-Mayhem, or handsome Hercules?  This workshop is 2 hours in duration and is suitable for ages 12 and over.

Please get in touch or email craft@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Needle Felt Highland Cow

Make a seated Highland Cow, using your choice of fibre for the lustrous coat. Our alpacas provide a great range of natural colours. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated, providing you with the skills to make an adorable 'coo' of your own to take home. This is a two hour workshop.

Please get in touch or email craft@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

 One Hour Workshops:

Bag embellishment bothAccessory Embellishment

Select your accessory: a zip top bag, tablet slip, pencil case, shopping bag or laptop case.  Create your design using either cut-out felt shapes or have a go at needle felting a 2-D design: a flower, animal, your initial, or even an alpaca – perhaps you can recreate your favourite from the Wolfridge Alpaca herd?! The workshop is 1 hour in duration, and is suitable for sticking shapes for 5 and over. If you wish to needle felt, it is suitable for ages 11 and over. 

Please get in touch or email craft@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Bees for workshopsNeedle Felted Bee

Make your own needle felted "Queen" bee, complete with a tiny crown! Created entirely from wool using specialist barbed needles, create a happy 3D bee of your very own to take home. These bees are fun way of introducing yourself to the world of needle felting.  And of course reminding everyone how important bees are!  The workshop is 1 hour in duration and suitable for ages 11 and over. 

Please get in touch or email craft@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Wet Felted Book Worms / Pen Covers

Create wet felted bookworms or pen covers in our 1 hour workshop.  You will have fun selecting fibre and seeing the magic of the wet felting process as the loose ‘fluff’ gradually rolls in to your worm-like creation! This workshop is up to one hour in duration and is suitable for ages 3 and over (younger participants will need some assistance).

Please get in touch or email craft@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

SoapWet Felted Soap

A wet felted soap is a fantastic way to use soap more economically and provide mild exfoliation! As you use it the fibre shrinks along with the soap, allowing you to use every last bit of the bar, leaving you with a felted, gently exfoliating ‘scrubbie’. In this session you will select your choice of fibre – and alpaca is a fantastic option. Suitable for beginners, including children (younger participants will need some assistance). Each bar will take up to 45 min to create, however the more energetic crafter can make one in around 20 minutes. This workshop will be up to one hour in duration and is suitable for ages 5 and over.

Please get in touch or email craft@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

  

Pom pomsAlpaca Fibre Pom Poms

Bag charms, keychains, bobbles for hats and scarves are all fashionable and fun accessories - even better when made by you with your choice of size, fibre and colour. You may have fallen for an alpaca from the Wolfridge herd and now you can make a pom pom to match them! Our Pom Poms have a luxurious look which is more fur-like than traditional pom poms made from knitting yarn as it is using the super soft fibre in its unspun form. Suitable for ages 5 and over (younger crafters will require some assistance). 

Please get in touch or email craft@wolfrdigealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Felt braceletFelt Ball Bracelet / Garland / Keychain

During this needle felt session you will see the super-speedy method of making small felted spheres using the fibre of your choice. Watch your felted spheres take and hold the shape as you stab to sculpt them! With a little practice, you may be able to form each ball in as little as 5 minutes, then string them to make a fun garland for your house, a fun keychain, or even a chunky-bead effect bracelet.  We have a range of our own herd's natural fibre if you are looking a gorgeous tonal alpaca creation of your own to treasure.  This workshop is one hour in duration and is suitable for ages 11 and over.

Please get in touch or email craft@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

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