In this class, you will learn the art of needle felting and create a design similar to the one pictured (or a design of your own choosing), within a hooped frame. Needle felting is the process of using a single barbed needle to repeatedly jab alpaca/wool fibers causing the fiber to tangle and become compact in order to create a two-dimensional flat piece, or three-dimensional sculpture.
We will be working on upholstery fabric samples. Learn to transfer a pattern to fabric, or create a design as you go right on your chosen fabric. Choose from fabrics available in class, some with designs that can be incorporated into the needle felted design that you create. Finishing methods for the back of your piece will be discussed. Pieces can be hung with a ribbon or simply on a nail through the screw at the top of the hoop.
Fabric, wooden embroidery hoop, alpaca/wool roving, and use of felting foam and needles during class are included in class fee.