Dry Felting 101: Mushrooms with Heather

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What’s it all about? 

Needle felting is the simple process of turning loose wool into a solid felt using a barbed needle. It’s a very easy craft which doesn’t require extensive equipment. You can make toys, ornaments and decorations – a very fun and cosy hobby for Melbourne’s chilly months!

To match the Autumnal mood, in this beginner class we’ll be learning to dry felt cute mushrooms! You can choose your own colour combinations and personalise your mushroom, while learning the two basic structures that 3D needle felting relies upon – circles and logs.

Make one, or a few! All materials are provided to get started, try out, including needles and felting block to take home!

What will we cover?

This hands-on workshop will teach:

  • The basics of needle felting
  • Different tools, materials, and their purposes
  • The two basic forms for 3D object felting
  • Ideas and examples for future projects
  • Where to source materials/resources


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Early Bird Discounted Tickets
  • Free Tickets to First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

Who will be teaching?

Heather(she/her) loves crafting, and loves sharing it with others. She was first asked to teach in 1998, stepping up to fill-in during her daughter’s art class at Williamstown community house, and has been teaching arts and crafts in various settings ever since. Heather currently holds weekly crafting classes.

Heather also contributes content for the Get Creative Magazine with projects published every month (right from edition #1!). She has also contributed a third of the projects for the Kids Craft book & all projects for the Faux Finishes book. 

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Photo: Teacher’s own wonderful work.

Any questions or other accessibility needs we can help you with? Feel free to email Maddy (she/her) at