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Gorilla Style Needle felting

  • August 07, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Textiles West North 6545 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs Co
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Instructor:  Liz Kettle

Traditionally, needle felting uses only wool fibers but in this improv and intuitive class we are going to mix it up with a variety of cool fabrics and fibers to create awesome textures for a base that we will hand stitch into for even more yummy texture, pattern and color.

Materials Fee: $10 includes use of needle felting tools and machines. I will also supply additional fabrics

Supplies to bring:

  1. Felted wool or craft felt for the base fabric 6" x 9" up to  8"x10"
  2.  Assorted fabrics  in colors you love. A great way to use scraps: could include silk organza, hand dyed silk, silk/rayon velvet, sheers and thin cottons, dyed cheesecloth. No more than a gallon zip lock bag full.
  3. Assorted fibers: silk and wool roving. No more than a gallon zip lock bag full.
  4. Threads in blending and contrasting colors : I use an assortment of thread weights and fibers. 
  5.  thimble if you use one, readers if needed,

Location: Textiles West North

Number of hours for class: 5 hours

Class Level: Fascination, all levels welcome

Member Price:  $75

Non-Member Price:  $85


Instructor Bio: Why I Sew:

I have been intrigued with stitching since I was a child. I have never lost the feeling that something magical happens when you combine fabric and stitch. There are just so many possibilities….will this fabric want to be a bag, a journal cover, or a skirt or become part of a special story in collage? Fabric is such a malleable material. It can be draped, sculpted, textured or smooth. Stitching is so incredibly satisfying….why would anyone not sew?



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