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North Van Arts offers arts education in the form of courses, workshops, and camps programming for all ages, interests and abilities.

Needle Felting for (all levels)

Kim O'Brien
Cityscape Gallery
Thursdays, 6.00pm : 9.00pm (3 weeks)
April 25, May 9, May, 16 2024

Welcome to our three-week felting series! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, each week offers a unique exploration into the world of needle felting as part of a community. After each session, you can take the materials home. This means you can work on more complex and larger designs during the week at your own pace.

Week 1: Felted Creatures Workshop (3 hours): April 25, 2024, 6-9 (Thursday)

  • Introduction to Supplies: learn the essential tools, from un-spun wool to felting needles. Understand the importance of each supply in creating your felted projects.
  • Basic Shape Creation: learn to sculpt a simple shape, like a ball for the body. Using felting needles to compact the wool fibers, forming a solid and well-shaped foundation.
  • Adding Color and Details: Use color as you layer different rovings over the body. Use felting needles to attach and sculpt, bringing out details like a defined nose, ears, and belly.
  • Appendages and Features: Explore the art of crafting additional elements such as ears, feet, and eyes. Understand the importance of shaping and balance in creating a visually appealing character.
  • Finishing Touches: Complete your creation by adding finer details like eyes, highlights, accessories, and a tail.

Week 2: Felted Jewelry Workshop (3 hours): May 9, 2024, 6-9 (Thursday)

  • Flat Felting Techniques: Explore the art of flat felting. Create unique jewelry pieces such as pendants, bracelets, and rings.
  • Cord Building and Connection: Explore the construction and connection of cords, emphasizing both durability and aesthetic appeal in the context of flat felting.
  • Layout and Consistency: Understand the significance of layout and wool consistency for achieving optimal results in your unique jewelry creations.

Week 3: Felted Clothing Embellishments with Felt Workshop (3 hours): May 16, 2024, 6-9 (Thursday)

  • Introduction to Basic Needle Felting on Fabric: Understand the suitable fabrics and considerations for embellishing clothing items.
  • Attaching Felted Designs: Learn how to attach felted designs to different clothing items such as hats, scarves, or sweaters. Receive tips on achieving secure and aesthetically pleasing attachments.

10% discount for North Van Arts Members.

Become a member and unlock a world of benefits! As part of your membership, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount on select Arts Education Adult & Youth classes and workshops.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Membership: Become a member of North Van Arts to access exclusive perks.
  2. Discount Code: Call us at 604-988-6844 to receive your unique discount code.
  3. Redeem Discount: Remember, you must be a member before receiving the discount. Once you have your code, simply follow these steps to apply the 10% off:
    • Browse the available Adult & Youth classes and workshops.
    • During the checkout process, you’ll find a field to enter your coupon code. Enter the code and apply it.
    • Your 10% discount will be automatically calculated and reflected in your total purchase amount.

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