This is a general guideline, check individual class page for more details.
Beginner: No experience necessary — we’ll teach you everything!
Beginner Plus: You have taken a 101 class or equivalent. You are familiar with threading your machine or know basic knit or crochet stitches.
Intermediate: You’ve got a few projects under your belt. You’ve made a few things and are looking to increase your knowledge.
Advanced: You know quite a bit about your chosen craft and you’re ready to take it to the next level.
Workshop meets: 06/16/19, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Sign up for the workshop HERE.
Join Dani Ives for this fun and super informative needle felting workshop! We’ll explore the art of Painting With Wool and learn lots of two-dimensional needle felting techniques that you’ll be able to apply to your own tastes and style. All skill levels are invited! Whether you’ve never touched a felting needle or you’ve done your fair share of stabbing ;), we promise you’ll learn lots and have tons of fun.
Kits will be provided (that you’ll use and take home after class) and will include everything you need to finish multiple projects: felting foam pad, felting needles in two sizes, various fabric for backgrounds, a 6” embroidery hoop and lots of wool.
After an introduction to basics, we’ll dive into more specific methods to build up your felting skills. Topics Dani will discuss and demonstrate include getting an image onto your fabric, different techniques for blending colors, and how to achieve fine details and various textures.
You can work at your own pace, and Dani will provide everyone with one-on-one assistance as desired. You are encouraged to come with an idea or two of something you’d like to create! Bring your reference photos on your phone, or printed (about 5” x 7” size) on paper if you’d like to transfer it directly rather than just sketching it. (Dani is happy to answer any questions about or help you choose the project you'd like work on: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Lastly, you’ll get free access to Dani's online felting course, Felt With Me (a $65 value). This course will provide you with additional projects, lessons and help you refresh what you learned in the workshop. YAY!
Dani Ives is an artist, educator and author living in Arkansas with her husband and two dogs. She specializes in creating realistic, needle felted portraits of animals and calls her technique painting with wool. She travels and teaches workshops worldwide and just released her first book, Painting with Wool: 16 Artful Projects to Needle Felt.