Needle-felting workshop with Claire McDowell

This 3 hour needle-felting workshop, led by Claire McDowell, is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some experience. Claire will lead you step-by step-through the basics of needle-felting; from creating a core wool structure, to blending custom shades of carded wool to help you create a beautiful, 3D garden bird sculpture of a blue-tit, robin or wren. Your piece can be displayed standing or can be mounted on a vintage china cup as a keepsake.

During the workshop you will learn how to:

– needle-felt
– blend wool
– make your own 3D sculpture of a garden bird

Please note that this workshop is unsuitable for those with very limited fine motor skills

Presented as part of Causeway Craft Trail Showcase and August Craft Month.

Come along to:

Flowerfield Arts Centre
185 Coleraine Road
BT55 7HU


Hearing-impaired infra-red system in the auditorium and induction loop at our Box Office/reception. Guide dog, Hearing dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs are welcome to our venue, including the auditorium. Wheelchair access is available throughout the building and our auditorium for wheelchair seats/transfers. We have a low-level counter at our Box Office and Visitor Information desk. We have adapted toilets on our ground floor immediately behind our reception and also on our first floor. A lift is available from our ground floor to our first floor.


Bookings can be made online, here.
By Telephone – 028 7083 1400
In Person at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart

Contact info and social media links:

Event website




Contact if you have any questions.


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding the event please contact this event organiser directly.

As COVID guidelines may change between now and the time of each event please check back for updated information, or contact the event organiser directly. Stay safe!

Event Details

Start Date: Aug 20

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Date: Aug 20

End Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Co. Derry/Londonderry

Type: Workshop

Price: £25 includes all materials

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