Thursday, January 21, 2010

Needle Felting 101!

Workshop Leaders Cindi & Beth

"Welcome to Needle Felting 101"!

Do you know how to needle felt? Well, many Stockinettes do now thanks to our January Tuesday Night Program on needle felting.

The Needle Felting program began with a wonderful introduction to needle felting by Beth Callahan. Beth explained to us how felt is made and how the needle felting process works using the special barbed needles for needle felting. She also warned us "stick the wool...not your fingers"!

Let's do some needle felting!

New Member Cheryl

New member Cheryl had never tried needle felting before. This was also her first Stockinette workshop since she was recently recruited by fellow knitter Sachiko to join our guild. Here is what Cheryl had to say about the needle felting program:

"I really had a good time at that class. I loved how everyone would take little breaks to walk around & see what everyone else was doing. There was just so much good juju and creative energy flowing!!"

Some Stockinettes have Needle Felted Before!

Deborah loves to felt!

There were many Stockinettes present who were already proficient at needle felting. It was wonderful having a classroom full of both "newbies" and experienced needle felters to make for a fun interactive workshop.

Deborah F. loves to felt. She brought examples to the workshop of her felted garden fairy and her cute little dog felted with actual hairs from her dog! How about that?

Hey...she's done this before!

Aren't these mittens adorable! Sheila I. is needle felting a darling floral design on purchased mittens. Now that is a clever idea! Sandi B. also felted a holly design on a ready made hat that she brought to class. What clever ladies and what great ideas for gift giving!

Bobbie with all the right tools!

The needle felting workshop was such a fun workshop and a great way to start off the year of workshops for the Stockinettes! Thank you to the Stockinettes for providing the wool roving and patterns at the workshop.

Thank you to Beth and Cindi for another inspiring program where we are able to learn a new skill or improve one we already know. Your leadership is greatly appreciated!

Cindi's "Little Mermaid"

If you missed out on this fabulous workshop we hope you will give needle felting a try! It is a wonderful way to add some "pizazz" to your knits!

Where can you find Needle Felting Supplies?

Roving Supplies at Rumpelstiltskin's

Where can you find needle felting supplies? Well, I am glad you asked. You can find wonderful wool roving and needle felting supplies at these Stockinette advertisers/supporters:

Auburn Needleworks,
Babetta's Yarn & Cafe
and Rumpelstiltskins

1 comment:

  1. Great job blogging, Lisette! Thank you :-)

    How is your felted flower coming along?