TA195 – Intro to Needle Felting Class

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TA195 – Intro to Needle Felting Class

from 125.00

In this class we will be Painting a snowshoe hare with wool using early fiber tools. The difference of course is that you're using a notched/barbed needle instead of a paint brush, and colorful tufts of wool instead of paint. You will learn to blend wool with a set of hand carders to achieve tufts of light, medium, and dark values just like painting. You will also learn how to achieve textural effects like fluffy fur by scaling the wool, and custom make your own yarn to imitate the woods in the picture, with the use of a fiber blending board and drop spindle. You will needle felt your own snowshoe hare tucked into a wooded glen with the help of these exciting fiber artist tools! The finished piece will be 12” x 12”.

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Chey Soares has been creating artful things since attending F.I.T., the Fashion Institute of Technology in the mid 70’s.  She lived several years in Europe, owned retail shops on Martha’s Vineyard and Mattapoisett, and has traveled down many creative roads.  She has been a 7th Avenue pattern maker, fashion magazine photo stylist, has repurposed vintage clothing, been a weaver and beaded jewelry maker. Her dried floral designs whose poetic creations sold in 35 stores around the country, were collected by Rose Styron and Carly Simon. Moving back to her south coast hometown several years ago she discovered the three techniques of felting; wet, needle, and Nuno and transformed a room in her home into a fiber studio.  Follow her at FeltBeadButton which can be found on FB, Etsy and Instagram.

  • Plus $25 materials fee to be paid to instructor at beginning of class

  • 3 Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • March 27, April 3, 10,

Materials included:  Felting needles, wool, and pre-felt. Felting board and leather finger cots on loan from instructor. 
No supplies required from students