Brighter Futures Programme Summer 2024

Allen Gallery
17 Jul 2024
Art and Craft, Health & wellbeing, Workshops
1 day
10:00am - 4:00pm

Needle Felting for Wellbeing – where you can focus upon improving your positive mental wellbeing by learning to ‘paint with wool’ and create a beautiful 2D picture.

Your tutor, Carol Scicluna a local needle felt artist, will show you step by step the techniques of layering and blending natural sheep wool fibres to form a colourful background and you can add a feature of your choice from some suggested ideas. 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 bind them together. The process can be very therapeutic and relaxing. During this workshop, as well as learning to needle felt, you may find yourself making friendly connections with other Learners as you chat, enjoy a 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 3D needle felting techniques to create small sculptural pieces, likes birds.  Either way, being able to work with natural fibres, vibrant 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 idea sheets will be provided. Please bring your own lunch and wear comfortable clothes as we will be sitting for long periods, although you will be encouraged to join in movement and stretches during the day.

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



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 (

  • 2D Needle Felted circles, of a seahorse and a landscape
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