Zoom Needle Felt a Swan
May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT$75
Offered in partnership with Ely Folk School
Tuition: $30 Materials and Shipping: $45
You may have seen the Trumpeter Swans welcoming spring to the North and here’s your chance to make your own wooly version of the elegant bird. Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable little swan. We will mail you the materials ahead of time, then Laura will take you step-by-step through the process via Zoom. No previous experience is necessary.
The materials kit comes with enough wool to make two swans, so you can perfect your technique on the second one after class. All you need to complete the project is a work surface like a sturdy table, good light, and a pair of scissors. Everything else is included! Experience the magic of needle felting or learn some new tips to add to your growing skillset.
During these trying times, needle felting can feel especially therapeutic, as we repeatedly stab the wool with our barbed needles while creating a cute, wooly friend in the process. Join us for this welcoming online class!
A full kit will be mailed to each student, complete with the wool, foam work surface, needle, eye beads, and other necessary pieces. Students will also receive in the kit a welcome letter with notes on using Zoom as well as a link and password to a pre-recorded version of the class if they find this resource additionally helpful.
About the Instructor: Laura Berlage is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, WI. 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.