Fiber Arts: Felting (four-session workshop)

This 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 sculpture. 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 in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

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 for fall term assistance is Monday, August 29th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Friday, September 2nd.

What you will learn:

  • Needle felting

  • Wet felting flat

  • Wet felting 3D

  • Incorporating other materials

Required supplies:

  • 1-2 lbs neutral color corriedale or merino roving. The exact amount you’ll need depends on the size of work you plan to make.
  • A variety of colored roving for decoration and needle felting

  • A set of felting needles

  • 1-2 rolls of cheap, bulky yarn

  • Optional: dishwashing gloves