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Zoom Needle Felt a Sheep
October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT$90 – $100
Offered n partnership with Minnesota Weaver’s Guild
Whether you’re a spinner interested in learning a creative way to use up discarded scraps of fluff, or a weaver with an interest in expanding your fiber talents, needle felting is a creative, meditative, and rewarding way to pass the time!
In this live online class, fiber artist and shepherdess Laura Berlage will guide students as they needle felt a sheep using wool from Laura’s own flock! Kits will be provided at no extra cost and will include enough materials to make a second sheep after class that can be given as a gift (or kept if you’d like to grow your flock of needle felted sheep)!
Equipment and Materials Requirements
An equipment kit that includes wool (from the instructor’s sheep!), felting needles, foam pad, and additional tools will need to be picked up from the Weavers Guild before the class. A reminder will be provided once kits are ready, at least one week before the first class.
You can also choose to have a kit mailed to you. Once you select your registration type below (Member or General), a Mailing Fee checkbox will appear. Please be sure to enter a current and accurate mailing address.
You will need to provide a sharp pair of scissors.
Saturday, October 16: 2pm-5pm
Materials kit pick up window:
Skill Level, Prerequisites, and Accessibility Notes
This class is open to students with no prior needle felting experience. You will leave class knowing how to build dimensional, felted creatures, adding color, shapes, and adornments to your base. The instructor will also share tips for avoiding and solving a variety of common snags. A link and password will be provided to students who wish to access pre-recorded tutorials that can be viewed before or revisited after class.
This process uses both hands. Good lighting, a comfortable chair (preferably, an upright one without arms), a sturdy table, and magnification will be helpful. Gentle, forceful and repetitive needle movement may cause aggravation of arthritis.
This online class will take place over Zoom, which requires a reliable Internet connection. Your computer or tablet must have a camera and microphone. Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download
$90 Member Tuition/ $100 General Tuition
Membership is open to all. Sign up here: https://www.weaversguildmn.org/membership
Enrollment closes at noon on Tuesday, October 5.
This class is taught by Laura Berlage. Laura is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, Wisconsin. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming ideas into form and overlapping narrative and visual. Laura also loves working with the many and beautiful natural materials from her farm – especially the wool from her sheep. Completing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College in 2011, Laura continues her lifelong passion for learning with engaged, hands-on teaching for small groups to encourage creativity, imagination, and expression.