The Arc
Art and Craft, Classes, Health & wellbeing
2.5 hours per week, 4 weeks
1:00pm - 3:30pm

A 10-hour course set over four weeks where you can focus upon improving your positive mental wellbeing by learning to create three little 3D beach huts to place in your own setting. Your tutor, Carol Scicluna a local needle felt artist, will show you step-by-step the techniques of sculping sheep wool fibres into a solid block structure and will then share all of the tips and tricks you need to add the detailed embellishments. She will be on hand to help you all the way!  

Needle felting uses special barbed needles that catch the wool fibres as they are repeatedly poked to form 3D wool sculptures. The process can be very therapeutic and relaxing. During the four weeks, as well as learning to needle felt, you may find yourself making friendly connections with other learners as you chat, enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee whilst working at your own pace, expertly guided by Carol.  

You might decide to apply this new craft just for your own enjoyment, share it with others, start making or selling gifts or explore 2D needle felting techniques to create pictures. Either way, being able to work with natural fibres, bright colours and feeling a sense of accomplishment are benefits that other learners have said contribute to their wellbeing. 

No previous experience necessary, as both complete beginners and those with some needle felting experience will all be welcome.  All materials and instruction guides will be provided. 

You may be surprised what you can achieve to develop your creativity in this friendly relaxed class.

Sessions taking place between 2 May - 23 May 2024, on Thursdays for four weeks between 1:00pm - 3:30pm. 



Brighter Futures Courses are free of charge, and all materials will be provided. These courses are part of the Hampshire County Council Adult Community Learning Programme, Hampshire Learns. To be eligible for a course you must be 18+ years old, live in Hampshire and feel as though your mental health and wellbeing may benefit from attending a creative course.  

To register your interest in attending one of these courses, please click here, to fill out our self-referral form. 

To find out more about Brighter Futures, please visit our webpage, Brighter Futures | Hampshire Cultural Trust (hampshireculture.org.uk)


  • Four mini needle felted beach huts and a mini needle felted campervan
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