Mending Your Woollens in time for Winter with Andrea

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What’s it all about? 

Holes in your jumper? Ladder in a cardigan? Or scarf that’s fallen victim to moths? All’s well that mends well! 

Join us for a class where you will learn how to mend your woollens with the simple technique of needle felting. Needle felting is the process of turning loose wool into a solid felt using a barbed needle – it’s a very easy craft that doesn’t require extensive equipment.

You can mend with bold, visible colours and shapes, or create a subtle mend that colour-matches your garment. 

This class will provide all materials to mend and take home – just bring your not-quite-perfect woollens to be made beautiful again!

This class is suitable for absolute beginners.

What will we cover?

This hands-on workshop will teach:

  • The basics of needle felting
  • Different tools and their purposes
  • Types of fabrics and repairs that are appropriate for the needle felting technique
  • Shapes and ideas for visible mending (or simply for decoration!)
  • How to use your garment’s excess fibres as a guaranteed colour match!


Wheelchair Accessible Venue

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Quiet Spaces

Discounted Early Bird Tickets

Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees

What should I bring?

All materials are provided: needles, roving wool, and a felting block.

Just bring the material to be mended – please note that needle felting works best on woollen knitwear, boiled wool/felt, or fine wool and silks. Acrylics are not recommended, as these fabrics don’t felt well.

Who will be teaching?

Andrea (she/her) collects crafts and hobbies, and has a particular fondness for fibrecrafts. She has been knitting since she was 10 years old, and over the past few years has added embroidery and needle felting to the regular rotation – with spinning and weaving to come next! She has two ragdoll cats, a small army of houseplants, and loves teaching others her passions.

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Photo: Student and teacher’s wonderful work.

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