Learn How to Needle Felt

Tutor: Taranaki Needle Felter/Textile Artist Alice Cowdrey.

Date: July 3rd 10.30 – 2 pm.

Come and learn the addictive craft of needle felting. During this workshop you will use Corriedale sheep’s wool and barbed needles to create a doll, animal, brooch for flat image of your choice, incorporating embroidery, bead work and other materials.

Needle felting is a dry felting technique where a barbed needle is used to repeatedly jab fibres. This process tangles and compacts the fibres together. The needle is used as a sculptural tool to create flat or three-dimensional pieces of art.

Feel free to bring any fibres or embellishments to incorporate into your work or images of animals/scenes you may like to draw inspiration from.

Alice Cowdrey is a Taranaki-based textile artist who specialises in needle felting. She mostly works with sheep’s wool to felt works of art but also incorporates knitting, embroidery and stitching. Alice looks to nature, animals and folk art for inspiration and likes to tell stories which incorporate her Eastern European ancestry, myth and spirituality. 


Venue: at ‘from out of the blue studio gallery’ 18 Halse Place, Opunake. 4616
Materials: Tutor supplied but please bring any of your special bibs and bobs to add to your project.
Costs: $75.00 per person includes tools, materials and morning tea.
Registration is necessary as class size is limited.

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