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Zoom Painting with Wool: Folk Heart
May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT$85 – $95
Held in partnership with American Swedish Institute.
Create a unique wool “painting” in the style of Scandinavian folk art! Students will explore the magic of needle felting to recreate a traditional heart design on a flat felt base. To begin, students will learn how to stretch a felt backing onto an embroidery hoop, then use needle felting techniques to transform a beautiful array of hand dyed roving from the instructor’s own sheep. Plenty of wool in each color will be provided so students can customize the pattern as they like. Focus will be given to shape creation, colorwork to mimic folk painting technique, and three-dimensionality. At the end, the instructor will offer suggestions for using or mounting your finished piece. Bring your creative spirit and love of wool! Open to ages 12 and up.
This is a live virtual class taught over Zoom. Students need a strong internet connection and a device with video capabilities.
Kits ($30 value) are included in the class fee. Each kit includes a prepared felt backing, needle felting needles and ample wool. Students must also provide their own needle felting base or mat and an 8” inch embroidery hoop – these supplies can be ordered separately from the instructor (see bio link below), found online or purchased locally from many yarn or textile shops. Kits will be available for pick up at the American Swedish Institute May 6-9 or May 12-16, or can be shipped for an additional $10 fee. Registration for this kit-based class closes May 4.