Introduction to Needle Felting – Elise Campbell
Maximum participants: 14
This workshop will introduce you to needle felting in a way that goes beyond the basics of inserting a barbed needle into wool. Students will learn about and experiment with different felting needles in order to become familiar with how they work and what they are used for. Participants will be given various presentations of wool (pre-felt, batting, roving, top, etc.) to learn the benefits and uses of each in needle felting. Students will also receive wool from different breeds of sheep, including commercially produced wool and local wool.
Elise will teach tested techniques of needle felting in both 2D and 3D, such as: sculpting a solid core, getting rid of needle holes, smooth transitions, and creating multiple shapes. Additional tips will include things like creating clean lines, needle angles, and ways to connect 3D felted pieces together. If you’ve ever wondered why anyone would take carded wool (ready for spinning) and felt it, this workshop is for you!
Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.