Needle Felt a Goldfinch Mounted with Flowers – May 11, 2024

May 11, 2024 9:30AM—1:30PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $125.00

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goldfinch with flowers

In this fast-paced class, you will learn to needle felt a three-dimensional American goldfinch from core wool and apply lifelike characteristics using merino prefelt and merino roving. You will also learn finishing details for glass bead eyes, mounting, and hanging as an ornament. We’ll even add some paper spring flowers to the mounting.

Participants will complete one bird and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own.

Your instructor will provide the following materials:

  • Corriedale wool roving
  • merino prefelt
  • merino roving
  • foam block
  • 38 ga. and 42 ga. triangle needle felting needles
  • beading needle and thread
  • glass beads for eyes
  • materials for mounting as an ornament
  • written instructions and resources list

Students are asked to bring the following:

  • Those with previous experience can bring their own needles and foam. 
  • As your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities in the area.

Age requirement
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class. 

Skill Level
Some needle felting experience helpful but not required.

Cost details
Tuition: $90
Materials fee: $35
Total cost: $125

NOTE:  Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.