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Needle-Felt Creatures Sept. 15, 2018

Needle-Felt Creatures Sept. 15, 2018
Imagination Shapes
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5 item(s) available
0.01 kg
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60.00 CA$ (45.60 US$)
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Needle-felt Creature Workshop Sept.15, 2018 

9:30 to 1:30 pm at Legacy Studio

Whether you are new to the craft or have some experience and want to learn more about needle–felt techniques, this workshop is designed for you. Needle-felting is a fun, quick-to-learn craft. You can successfully produce charming creatures regardless of your level of experience and with little investment in tools and supplies – but watch out, it is addictive and you will want to keep learning more! 

We’ll be discussing:

  • the needles and how they work - how you can use them effectively and efficiently (and, most importantly how not to poke yourself or break the needle); 
  • sculpting techniques such as soft sculpting to create contoured surfaces and hard rolling forms to make your efforts more efficient;
  • embellishing the surface and attaching small objects to add character.

We’ll start with working on a simple mouse design (see photo) which uses a soft sculpting technique and adding needle and wet-felted embellishments. If time allows, we can start working on a second creature and experiment with other techniques and embellishments. I’ll bring lots of examples for ideas and am happy to explain techniques for you to experiment within the class or on your own.

Workshop instructor: Fay Hodson

Fay has been needle-felting for 15 years and has had her work in a variety of shows and sales. She is a member of the Alberta Craft Council, Felt:feutre, Sheep Creek Weavers and the Bragg Creek Artisans. She is currently enrolled in the BFA program at the Alberta College of Art and Design. To see some of her needle felt pieces, check out her web-site.

Materials and Tools: The wool used in the class will be provided and is included in the class fee. Bring some of your own additional supplies or purchase  what you need at Legacy Studio.

  • Foam block $5.95
  • Two medium needles: $2.50  

Skill Level: Beginner or some needle-felting experience.

Note that this craft involves working with sharp needles and is intended for adults. Children over twelve may register if accompanied by an adult.

Minimum of 5 participants, Maximum of 8

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