NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP - PAINTING WITH WOOL
Needle felting is a relatively new art form developed in the 1980's by David and Eleanor Stanwood and Ayala Talpai. They had bought a small industrial Sampling machine for needle punching and discovered they could use individual needles from it to make shapes with wool fibres. The technique has developed from there and is still growing in popularity.
In this 4 hour class you will learn the basics of needle felting onto a flat surface, using a variety of fibres and silks. You will be making your own 2D fibre piece to take home (up to 20cm). Information on framing methods will be provided. The theme for this workshop will be open so bring your own ideas or choose from a selection of images on the day. You will be guided through the techniques and process of building your picture and will have the opportunity to add your own details and embellishments using the wide selection of fibres on offer. All materials are provided. No experience necessary.