Skill Extension – Needle Felting
This session will teach the basics of needle felting and how it can be used to make a 3D figure such as an animal or doll, or to add designs onto a prefelt prior to wet felting. Jean and Sue will introduce the equipment in the needle felter’s tool kit and how to use it. Samples ‘made in this session will include a needle felted design on piece of flat prefelt, and making a needle felted eyeball. After this session you will have the skills needed to use needle felting designs in your wet felting, and the confidence to undertake a more advanced needle felting course making animals or other complex shapes.
Participants will make a sample piece of quality felt.
All the felting equipment is supplied. Participants can bring their own wool or purchase a sample pack on the day for a cost of $5, so you just need to bring along a towel and your enthusiasm.
These classes are designed for inexperienced felters, or anyone wanting to refresh their skills or learn a new felting technique. They are ideal for people who have completed the Feltwest beginners workshop and are keen to learn more, or gain the skills and confidence required to undertake a more advanced felting workshop.
Extension classes are kept small to provide a lot of 1:1 support to participants in a relaxed and helpful environment. The sessions will focus on creating one or more samples on a specific technique.