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Introduction to Needle Felted Painting

  • Dates: March 19, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: $50 for SHS Members, $55 for General Public; $15 Materials Fee
  • Overview

    Did you ever go to a fiber fest or farmers market and see unspun wool in gorgeous colors and wonder what you could do with them? Local artist Chris O'Connor will teach you how to "paint" with wool! Using special needles to felt together colored wool fibers, you will make a felted painting of a landscape, indoor scene, or still life. Students should bring a picture with them or photograph favorite views of the Shaker site before class to use as inspiration. The class will include information on how to display the finished piece. No painting or drawing experience is necessary. The class is suitable for those 12 and older.

    The $15 materials fee covers costs of providing the wool batt for the picture base, colored wool roving, 3 needles per participant, and an instruction sheet.

    Participants will have use of Christine's supplies which include: a foam mat used to cushion/support the work as it is needle felted; paper, crayons, and markers used to draft a preliminary design; and yarns, curls, silk ribbon, and other goodies to use as detail and delight in the painting.

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