Fleece to Felt Experience Day
Experience length: 5 hours
Ever fancied having a go at shearing a sheep?
Have a small flock and want to try shearing?
Want to make something with wool?
Looking for something different to add to your birthday list?
7th wedding anniversary? Celebrate with wool!
This is a great experience day for anyone and everyone whether you are a sheep-lover, crafter, smallholder or just fancy having a go at something different!
Come and join us at Aberhyddnant where Paul will talk you through how to shear your very own sheep. Follow the journey of a fleece from sheep to product. Begin with a step by step group demonstration by Paul who is a very experienced shearer. This is followed by individual one-to-one hands-on training where you can do as much and get as hands-on as you would like!
You will then learn the craft of needle felting and use some of your fleece to make your very own needle felted memory of your experience. You will also have a needle felting starter kit to take home and carry on creating.
A two course farmhouse lunch is provided as well as refreshments throughout the day. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available if advised beforehand.
Spaces are limited with only six places available to book on each day, this ensures that you get the best hands on shearing experience possible as well as ensuring the well-being of the sheep.
Please see our Need to Know section before booking.
Just interested in shearing? Have a look at our Shear a Sheep experience.
Need to Know
You must be 16 or over to shear a sheep (under 16s will be shown how to roll wool and other helpful shearing roles)
Please bring wellies or old trainers and clothes that can get dirty or overalls.
Photos and videos will be taken during the day so you can look back on your shearing experience, if you would prefer not to be photographed please let us know.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
To ensure the well-being of the sheep and the quality of the experience the group sizes are kept small therefore unfortunately we do not allow bystanders on the experience.
Experiences start at 10am and last approximately 4-5 hours depending on activities.
Please note that there are friendly dogs on the farm. Your own dogs are sadly not welcome for this experience due to the possible stress levels for the sheep.
If you would like to focus on a particular aspect of this experience, for example the shearing rather than felting, then please let us know.
The experience is conducted with small groups so early booking is advisable if you have a particular date in mind.
Undated gift certificates are also available in our shop.
Please see our terms and conditions, by booking this experience you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.