Needle felting is a fast, fun and forgiving medium for art. In this three-day workshop we will create 2-D art, using wool fabric as our “canvas” and colorful wool roving as our “paint”. The “brush” is a barbed needle we’ll use to embed the roving through the background fabric. The first day will start with needle felting 101, include a trip to the gallery (as I have an exhibit in the board room May 2-21, or a small trunk show). Then have several hours to play with the technique making miniature works of art, one or two might be worth keeping! How fun is that, to go home with completed art in a new medium on the first day. Day two we’ll create an 8″ x 11″ work, subject of your choice. Bring photos for inspiration. Day three you’ll have the choice to design another 8″ x 11″ piece or begin a larger work – 16″ x 20″. If you choose the larger work, it may not get completed during the day but you will go home with all the materials you’ll need to finish it at home. This class is open to all levels; novice to expert, those with art background or not. Please join us for an enjoyable week end discovering the wonders of needle felting. This class meets in the Owl Hall in the Education Wing.
NEEDLE FELTED ART INTENSIVE
with Lyn Slade
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
June 9 – June 11
I have been enchanted by needle felting from the moment I first picked up a needle. I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co. I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 13 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have so enjoyed meeting new friends and seeing beautiful places while sharing my passion for needle felting. One of my greatest joys is the pride and pleasure on the face of a student who has completed their first needle felted work of art. Some of my recent honors include the Best of Show in the Fiber Arts Contest NYSS&WF 2015, Award of Merit at the Attleboro Arts Museum member’s exhibit and I was the keynote speaker at Golden Threads. When I’m not focused on fiber I am running a small bed & breakfast inn, creating cookie buffets for special events, and singing with a group of bedside singers. I live in Bolton MA with my hard working husband and peg-legged cat. www.lynslade.com
Supplies needed to bring; a ball point pen (not gel or felt tip), scissors and a ruler or flat edge. Materials included in the class fee are; foam work surface, 3 needle felting needles, 100% wool fabric for backgrounds, 100% wool roving in 60+ colors, the use of my multi-needle tools during the 3 days, small incidentals, plus a copy of Lyn's book. Students keep the foam and 3 needles for future needle felting.