Needle felting is a process that sculpts wool into any shape you imagine. Wool fibers are covered with scales. When you agitate the fibers, the scales lock together and thus, the felting occurs. In needle felting we use special barbed needles that lock the scales of the fiber together. What this looks like in real time, is stabbing fluffy colorful wool over and over with sharp needles. We will be using a variety of fibers for this project. This is a beginner friendly class.
Classes are held in the comfort of our converted double bay garage. It is on the street level and equipped with a powder room. If the class is full we may ask you to park at the bottom of the driveway and walk up the short distance past the alpaca fields. We have a farm shop on the property that you are welcome to visit.
This class will stop for lunch at some point. Weather permitting we will dine in or just outside the alpaca pasture. Please BYO Lunch. There is a refrigerator in the teaching space you are welcome to use.
Instructor: Farren Maillie
I am a fiber artist specializing in all things squishy and wool. I am passionate about sustainable art and love creating nature inspired pieces with materials collected from our bountiful world. You are likely to find me in the forest looking for inspiration, fairy doors and gnomes.