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Beginner Painting with Wool – Grazing Sheep Landscape Needle Felting Workshop 


Elizabeth Whitton  Plymouth, Michigan    

Dates:  Evening – Friday, August 18, 2023
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $65.00 / Sauder Village Member $55.00
Supply Fee: $50.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Left
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Learn how to "paint with wool" in this beginner needle felting pictorial workshop. Students will learn how to use a felting needle to layer and attach wool fiber (batts and roving) to a linen fabric backing to make this "Grazing Sheep" landscape. Once you have learned these techniques, they can be applied to your future flat needle felting projects.

Needle felting a pictorial is different than felting a figure or sculpture. Both use small amounts of wool and stabbing it with the special barbed felting needle. But with the pictorial, we will be gently felting into a base as we add each element of our scene. When the wool is stabbed with the needle it pulls the wool into itself and locks the fibers together.

In this workshop, we will cover needle felting basics such as terminology, where to find needle felting inspiration and support, and where to source the best supplies. You will leave this workshop with your fiber art tool box filled with felting techniques & tips plus a finished a beautiful felted picture.  


Teacher will contact students prior to class: No

Level:  Everyone welcome, no prior felting knowledge or experience required. Good hand/eye coordination, manual dexterity, and the ability to work with – sharp felting needles is required!

Supply description: 
Two #38 star felting needles, linen fabric base, assorted colors of batts & roving, wood hoop, foam mat & instructional handout. Finger guards and tools will be available to borrow during class or to purchase: Clover Punch needle felting tool $19 & leather finger guards $12.

Students Need to Bring: Optional: Sharp Fabric Scissors, multi-felting needle tool, finger guards, hot glue gun, & extension cord. (Bring if you have these optional items or they will be available to borrow during class. A needle felting tool and finger guards will be available for purchase in class.)



Elizabeth Whitton is a mompreneur who turned her love of wool into a thriving family-run needle felting business called Felted Sky. She and her husband have managed the business together full time since 2019. A self-taught needle felter, she has a knack for designing beautiful small projects that she has turned into a line of needle felting kits suitable for beginners.

Felted Sky’s line of kits and supplies can now be found online and in over 100 shops across the US and Canada.

Elizabeth enjoys teaching through her kits, in person and online. Her needle felting tutorials have over 300k views on YouTube. Her work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Do It Yourself magazine and on the Etsy blog. She has been teaching needle felting for 8 years at a variety of fiber festivals, schools, local yarn shops, and maker spaces. She loves that she is able to promote stress-relief, creativity and joy through needle felting.


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