Felting is older than spinning or weaving and found in many world cultures. Felting wool means to agitate the fibers so that they bond together into a non-woven fabric or a three-dimensional form. Dry needle felting involves the use of a sharp, barbed needle and stabbing the wool to connect fibers to build density and form.
Participants will learn to felt one or two baby penguins about 4 inches high.
Your instructor will provide the following materials:
- all supplies, including wool, felting needles, and foam
Want to keep felting at home? Tools and supplies will be available for purchase.
- $5 foam pad and 2 needles
- $5 extra wool roving, plain
- $5 extra wool prefelt, colors
Students are asked to bring the following materials:
- Those with previous experience can bring their own needles and foam.
- Snacks or water, as there are no food facilities at the folk school
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class.
No experience needed
Materials fee: $10
Total cost: $90
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!