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PET PORTRAIT NEEDLE FELTING

November 17, 2019 2pm - 4pm

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 fibres get tangled together. The more poking, the tighter the tangle, until you’ve created a solid object. In this class, we’ll use wool fibre and a needle to “paint” on stretched burlap. What better subjects to model than our beloved pets, so bring a clear photo of your furry friend to work from. If you’re concerned about your drawing skills, you can make the process even easier by printing out the image of your pet on your home printer so you can cut it out and use it as a template. Your pet’s face (or face and body) should fit within a 6”-7”circle. 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 and don’t forget a clear picture of your pet! An assortment of felting needles and embroidery hoops available for purchase in class.