• Needle Felted Tomte with Linda
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A Tomte: A mythological creature from Nordic folklore today typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. It is generally described as being no taller than 90 cm (35 in), having a long white beard, and wearing a conical or knit cap in red or some other bright colour.

About the workshop:
Needle felting is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of model making in textiles. Enjoy a festive workshop learning the technique of needle felting. Using a barbed needle and lots of wooly fibres including lovely Wensleydale curly locks make an adorable Tomte. The perfect adornment for your Festive table or window to stand around 10cm tall.

Dates and Time:
Sat 7 December
10 – 4pm

Skill Level: Suitable for all, a festive fun workshop.

Learning Curve:
Learn how to sculpt and shape wool batt using a specific barbed needle. Needle felting uses special ‘barbed’ needles, repeatedly stabbing into wool fleece. This tangles the fibres together, building the layers and shaping to model and create your own miniature felt sculpture. No hand or machine sewing involved.

What’s Included?

  • All the materials required to make your Tomte
  • Lovely cake, tea and coffee.
  • During the day fibres and equipment will be available to purchase if you become hooked.


68b Church Street, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1YA, United Kingdom


Our Creative Thread Studio sits above our new shop, at 68b Church Street. We opened on the 21st July 2018,

The studio space offers excellent light to work and air conditioning, comfy chairs and two work surfaces for you. We have ample plug sockets and ironing surfaces, facilities to provide refreshments, a microwave.

However the studio is on the first floor. We can offer to carry your machines and bags up stairs for you.