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Beginning Needle Felting

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Class Name: Beginning Needle Felting

Contact Yarn Refuge to sign up for this class 775-384-1600.

Class Date: Friday February 9th

Class Hours: 10:15am – 12:15pm

Instructor: Terry King

Class Cost: $35.00 per 2-hour session

Skill Level: Beginner and up

Class Description: We will experiment with both flat and 3D shapes while getting acquainted with needle felting tools and techniques, perhaps creating a hedgehog or bear from the magazine or another creature from your imagination. Cookie cutters make great templates for embellishments and stand alone shapes. We will and experimenting, as we learn how to control the needles and fibers after a discussion of what needle felting is, how it works and some basic shaping instruction.

Material Needed:

  • Needle felting needles
  • Needle felt mat or 4” or thicker foam
  • Carded fleece in desired color(s)
  • Optional: books, cookie cutters, wire and wire tools

Pattern: None or one of your choice

What skills you should have: Beginner

What skills you will learn: What is needle felting, ways to use it, how wool behaves and why we can do this crazy thing, how to correctly use the tools without breaking them or hurting ourselves.

Homework:

  • Purchase all materials needed before the day of class and have yarn wound if needed.