Fantasy Fairy Garden

a workshop with Claire Russell

In this 2 part workshop participants will be able to make their own fantastical flying fairy and magical home for them. Learning construction and armature skills along the way.

DAY 1 June 3rd

From wisps of wool a fairy will emerge like magic. Using basic armature wrapping skills the residents of your fantasy garden will begin. Fairies can be as simple or as fantastical as they want to be. And of course all fairies need a home – and we will start their magical mushroom mansion. We will learn how to use wet felting in combination with needle felting to produce spectacular mushroom caps that can be embellished in many ways.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither are fairy homes so we will start on Day 1 with plenty of time before Day 2 for you to get Rome in order. By the end of Day 1 participants will have an understanding of what good needle felt looks and importantly feels like with sound basic shapes. We will also discuss the embellishments that can be be added to your fairy home when we resume the workshop.

Students will need to work on these between day 1 and 2.

Fantastical Fairy

Magic Mushrooms

Detailed caps

DAY 2 August 5th

Putting it all together.

All the work that you put into your fairy mushroom base parts will pay off and  you will be able to put your parts together. We will develop the mushroom whilst learning how to add the decorative gills using multiple options.

Then your creative side can flourish. Doors, windows, and garden planters with flowers can be added to your fairy’s home – even a chimney if you want. Maybe some smoke too!

Bringing items from home that you think your fairy’s house would want.

Estimated materials list $

Claire Russell started her needle felting journey through a combination of online and in person tutorials from local to international felt artists. Claire has been teaching Feltwest’s beginners needle felting for the last 2 years and through her love of the fantasy realm lead her to win “Best Exhibit in Felting” at the Perth Royal Show as well as 1st and 2nd place for items in other Felting categories.

Bookings Open April 15th

For details of the Cancellation & Refund Policy click here

For all queries, please email the Feltwest Workshop Co-ordinator through our Contact page.


03 Jun 2023


9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Alexander Park Craft House


Alexander Park Craft House
Clyde Road, Menora, WA, 6050


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