Needle Felted Valentine Heart with Leslie Scarborough
Needle-felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material. Students will make a Valentine heart. Basic needle-felting techniques will be discussed and taught. Fine surface work will be emphasized. The finished project is approximately 4" L x 3.5" H x 2" W. This course is beginner level, no prior needle-felting experience is required.
NOTE: This class will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located next to the Shirt Factory Gallery. Students are required to bring 1.5-2 ounces of core wool, 1-2 ounces of red roving, less than 1 ounce of various other colors depending on the design (the design can be personalized and does not have to be the class example), #38 & #40 gauge needle-felting needles, and a needle-felting pad. Bring a reference picture if you wish to make a different design. *All supplies can be found at Common Thread in Saratoga Springs or online at New England Felting Company or Livingfelt.com. Hobby Lobby carries very small amounts of colored wool that can be used for accents.