This class is designed to introduce students to needle felting with a simple, seasonal project. Perfect for beginners. No experience necessary.
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 choose from these projects to complete in class:
Needle Felted Acorns
Needle felt wool acorn shapes in a variety of sizes and colors, glue into single and double acorn caps to complete a set of eight decorative acorns and one oak acorn branch. Perfect to use as a table decoration, add to a holiday wreath, tie onto a gift box. Great hostess gift.
Needle Felted Gnome
This little gnome is fast and easy to make as a gift topper, ornament or a pin for your coat. Needle felt a flat gnome and choose one of these three finishing options.
Needle Felted Berries
The simplest form of needle felting, little round berries, are artfully colored and combined with cut and stitched felt leaves to top a gift box, or pin to your hat or coat.
Instructor to provide:
- 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 to bring:
- Those with previous experience can bring their own needles and foam.
- Snacks or water, as there are no food facilities at the folk school
Materials fee: $10
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!