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Learn to make this adorable little owl!

May 07, 2014

Have you tried Needle Felting?

Needle felting is where you take unspun wool roving, and turn it into 3-dimensional creatures using a special barbed needle.  With each poke, the barbs on the needle push and pull the wool fibres, locking them together and matting them down, eventually creating a solid mass of wool.  The more you poke it, the more solid the roving becomes.  Poke in one place more than another, and you can shape the roving any way you like.

Needle felting is really fun, and hugely addictive.  You can make almost anything you want with it - 3-D animals, flowers, or even people are the most common, but I have also seen people create everything from masks, to vases, to baby mobiles.  Needle felting is also a lot easier than it looks - all you need is a little imagination, and a few very basic skills (and maybe some masking tape to protect your fingertips!).

Sound fun?  Now is your chance to try it out!  On Saturday May 10th, (and again on Saturday, May 17th), local fibre artist Pearl Chow will be teaching needle felting classes here at Wet Coast Wools.  Each class runs from 12 to 1:30pm, and the class fee includes all the materials you need to make your own little felted owl.  Pearl has lots of tips and tricks to share with you - its always so much faster when you can learn right from the master!

With Mothers' Day on Sunday, this could be a great opportunity to spend some quality crafty time with Mom - ask us about our special rate for children registering with an adult.  Click here for more information, and to register!