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29th June

9.30am - 1.30pm

With: Cecily Kate

Suitable for: All

Class Size 6-8

Try your hand at needle felting this gorgeous Bee Skep and celebrate the wonderful work of bees this Spring and Summer.

Largely associated with traditional beekeeping bee skeps were handcrafted from twisted golden straw and bound with twine.  Used for swarm collecting and providing bee colonies a place to build their honey combs their iconic shape made its way into children’s books and etchings from a bygone era, conjuring up and golden hazy days of summer.

These gorgeous felted Skeps and woolly bees make a beautiful decorative addition to any home, especially as an adorable feature on a child’s bookshelf or simply nestled amongst a bunch of flowers on the kitchen table while hot buttered toast and honey is served for breakfast … and naturally makes a heart felt gift for a bee lover. 

Suitable for all skill levels, even if you are a complete beginner.

What you will learn

• How to make a base for your skep

• How to pin and coil the wool into shape

• How to needle felt a number of bees with wings

What's included

• Wool

• 100% wool mats and needles

• All other materials needed

• Organic coffee, tea and Oast Bakery cake

"A stunning setting and a fabulous morning spent learning a new skill. CK was an inspiring tutor and generous in her support of us. The refreshments were first class. A return visit is already planned"

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