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Karen Engelbretson

A local artist from Grant, Karen Engelbretson has been making needle felted birds since 2008.  She regularly teaches at the Textile Center of Minnesota https://textilecentermn.org/ and other locations.  Karen is a semi-retired graphic designer currently working with organizations to communicate the need to improve water quality and restore wildlife habitats.

November 2019

Intergenerational: Needle Felted Acorns

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30 10 tickets left

A perfect introduction to needle felting for beginners, this class is designed to introduce students to needle felting with a simple, seasonal project achievable in two hours’ time. 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. Felting is often accomplished using water, soap and a hand rubbing process (wet felting).  Needle felting (dry felting) involves the…

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January 2020

Intergenerational: Needle Felted Eastern Bluebird

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 10 tickets left

Needle felt a beautiful Eastern Bluebird! Students will learn techniques for needle felting a three-dimensional, lifelike bird from corriedale wool roving, and to felt fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting wool means…

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March 2020

Intergenerational: Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 10 tickets left

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving and felting fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting is older than spinning…

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