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Back By Popular Demand! Needlefelted Hare Workshop

Friday 14th April, 10am-1pm  

£40 per person  

Field Studies Centre 

Due to popular demand for Anna McCallion from Quirk and Whimsy’s last needlefelted hare workshop, we’re bringing you another chance to join in! Learn how to needlefelt, the craft of transforming wool into solid 3D objects using a barbed needle. Over the session Anna will show you how to form a delightful needlefelted hare, creating the perfect decoration for your home this Spring, or a beautiful gift for a loved one.  

Please note this workshop is for adults as it involves working with sharp needles and working with wire to bind sticks. All materials provided, refreshments included. 


    Gilbert Whites House

    Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

    The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

    On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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