Needle Felt a Northern Cardinal – November 9, 2024

Nov 09, 2024 9:30AM—1:30PM


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

Cost $120.00

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needle felted cardinal

*November and December classes will open to members on September 24 and non-members on September 26. Not a member? Sign up here. *

Learn to needle felt a realistic three-dimensional bird from Corriedale wool roving and apply lifelike characteristics using merino wool prefelt, merino wool roving, and wool hard felt. Learn finishing details for glass bead eyes, mounting, and hanging. Students can finish a cardinal that stands on its own, or mounts on a branch and hangs as an ornament. Several methods for making legs/feet will be presented. Participants will complete one bird in class; size 5” long by 4” high.

needle felted cardinalYour instructor will provide the following materials:

  • Corriedale wool roving
  • merino prefelt
  • merino roving
  • wool hard felt
  • 5″ x 5″ foam block
  • 38 ga. and 42 ga. triangle needle felting needles
  • wood needle holder
  • sewing needle
  • wire and finishing materials for legs/feet or mounting
  • written instructions and resources list

Students are asked to bring the following materials:

  • Small sharp scissors
  • Eye glasses for close work
  • Snacks or water, as there are no food facilities at the folk school

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: $30
Total cost: $120

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.