What’s it all about?
Holes in your jumper? Ripped a cardigan? All’s well that mends well! Join us for a class where you will learn how to mend your woollens with 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! This class will provide all materials to mend – just bring your not-quite-perfect woollens to be made beautiful again!
What will we cover?
This hands-on workshop will teach:
- The basics of needle felting
- Types of fabrics and repairs that are appropriate for the needle felting technique
- Shapes and ideas for visible, decorative mending
Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
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.
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 email@example.com.