POSTPONED An Introduction to Needle-felt Creatures with Fay Hodson

March 16, 2020. At this time, we are postponing all art workshops through April 19, 2020. If you are currently registered for an art workshop between now and April 19, please watch your email inbox for a message over the next couple of days. We will be offering the opportunity to (a) receive a credit for future use, (b) convert your payment to a donation (with tax receipt) or (c) request a refund.

Needle – felting is a fun, quick-to-learn craft. You can successfully produce charming creatures regardless of your level of experience and with little investment in tools and supplies – but watch out, it is addictive and you will want to keep learning more!

We’ll be discussing:

The needles and they work – how you can use them effectively and efficiently (and most importantly, how not to poke yourself or break the needle)

Sculpting techniques such as soft sculpting to create contoured surfaces and hard rolling forms to make your efforts more efficient

Embellishing the surface and attaching small objects to add character

We’ll start with working on a simple mouse design which uses a soft sculpting technique and adding needle and wet felted embellishments. If time allows, we can start on a second creature and experiment with other techniques and embellishments. I’ll bring lots of examples for ideas and ma happy to explain techniques to you to experiment with in the class or on your own.

Barbara Leighton believed that every person could be an artist if they found the right medium... perhaps felting is yours. Join us with our fun felted creatures to find out!

Audience: This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers.

Supplies: All supplies are included in the workshop. They include needle felting needles, foam blocks and an assortment of wool and embellishments!

Please don’t forget a lunch, water bottle and snack.


Registration cost: $75 plus GST & Eventbrite Fees*

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees

Registration closes on Wed, Mar 20, 2020 at 5 PM

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Fay has been felting for over 15 years and has had her work in local and national shows and sales all over Alberta. She is a member of the Bragg Creek Artisans, Sheep Creek Weavers, Alberta Craft Council and Felt:feutre and has taught classes and workshops in a variety of settings. She is currently enrolled in a BFA program at the Alberta Collage of Arta and Design. To see some of her needle felt pieces, please check out her website at