August 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Needle felting seems like a complicated craft filled with all kinds of sharp and unfamiliar tools, but don't be too intimidated. If I gave you a pin, could you pop a balloon? If your answer is yes, then you’ve got the basics down already! Needle felting is basically poking a pile of wool with a needle until the fibers get tangled together. The more poking, the tighter the tangle, until you’ve created a solid object. In this beginner level class, we’ll start small and create mini-sculptures with just a handful of special needles and some loose roving wool. It's hot and dry outside, so let's create our own green garden of delightful succulents. If you’ve got any small bits of wool in your stash, bring them too, and we’ll card it into roving to add extra pops of color. Together we’ll poke our way to perfection, we’ll stab our way to stupendousness, we’ll do some jaunty jabbing and, well, you get the idea!
Materials: roving included in price of class, an assortment of felting needles available for purchase at Gauge.