Fiber Arts: Felting (four-session online workshop)

This online class will cover both needle and wet felting. We will use mostly wool but will also incorporate other natural fibers, fabric, and found objects. No previous fibers experience is necessary. Students will learn to make wearable items and felted sculptures.

This will be a social working environment. The first 30-45 minutes of each class with be dedicated to demonstration and discussion. The rest of class time will be for individual work on projects and to practice techniques.

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Aug. 12. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, August 26.

What you will learn:

  • Needle felting

  • Wet felting flat

  • Wet felting 3D

  • Incorporating other materials

Required supplies:

  • 1-2 lbs neutral color wool roving (black, white, or gray). The amount you’ll need depends on the size of the work you plan to make.

  • A variety of colored roving for decoration and needle felting

  • A set of felting needles

  • 12” x 12” of 2” thick foam insulation board

  • 1 thick plastic garbage bag

  • 24” x 24” of bubble wrap

  • 24” x 24” soft window screen

  • Liquid handsoap

  • 1-2 rolls of cheap, bulky yarn

  • Optional: dishwashing gloves