Feral Felt
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Community Classes

COMMUNITY CLASSES

  Feral Felt offers  fiber arts programs    for children in public schools, private schools, homeschool groups, playgroups, and camps. Workshops, classes & camps are offered frequently through the  Ragfinery  and at the Feral Felt art studio above the  Pickford Film Center  in downtown Bellingham   .    Group instruction and private tutoring  are also available for hire. Feral Felt founder,  Natalia Robinson , teaches quarterly afterschool sessions in  fiber arts  in the Bellingham Public Schools through  BAAY EduARTS . The following are classes that are   available for booking  :

Feral Felt offers fiber arts programs for children in public schools, private schools, homeschool groups, playgroups, and camps. Workshops, classes & camps are offered frequently through the Ragfinery and at the Feral Felt art studio above the Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham . Group instruction and private tutoring are also available for hire. Feral Felt founder, Natalia Robinson, teaches quarterly afterschool sessions in fiber arts in the Bellingham Public Schools through BAAY EduARTS. The following are classes that are available for booking:

Felt Bead Bracelets and Geodes

Felt Bead Bracelets and Geodes

Give your inner child and children the opportunity to play with wool. Adults and children love exploring the delightful world of wool. Using a variety of colors we will learn all the different ways to blend wool and make our very own beads. After the basics are covered, we will discover the beautiful art of geodes. No prior felting experience required. Ages 4+ 

Felt Geode Earrings

Felt Geode Earrings

This basic wet felting technique is simple enough for kids, but produces gem-like creations sophisticated enough for adults. Using small pieces of wool roving you will form precious felted geodes and design your own unique pair of earrings! Ages 8+

Felted Spring Flowers

Felted Spring Flowers

Come make your own felted flowers and adorn yourself! We will take felted sweaters and transform them into beautiful flowers. These flowers can be made into hair accessories, hat pins, or used to decorate clothing. Why pick a flower when you can make one! Upcycling at its best. Prior sewing experience not required. Ages 8+

Needle Felted Fairies

Needle Felted Fairies

Every one needs their very own fairy friend! These can be hung at home, used for ornaments, kept as pocket friends or gifted to those who need a little more magick in their life. Simple needle felting techniques will be taught as you use the magic of your imagination and hands. All materials provided. Ages 8+

Needle Felted Birds

Needle Felted Birds

These adorable little avian creatures come together like magic! In this workshop you will sculpt wool roving into a delicate bird to hang in your window, use as a gift topper, or add to anything else in need of cheer and whimsey. You won’t believe how easy it is! Ages 8+

Needle Felted Gnomes

Needle Felted Gnomes

These adorable little creatures come together like magic! In this workshop you will sculpt wool roving into charming gnomes to give as one-of-a-kind, handmade gift or keep all for yourself. Your gnome can be turned into a magnet, pin or travel sized friend.  You won’t believe how easy it is! Ages 8+

Needle Felted Angels

Needle Felted Angels

These beautiful angels look as if ready to take flight. In this workshop you will sculpt wool roving into gorgeous angels to adorn your holiday tree or mantle, or give as one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts. You won’t believe how easy it is! Ages 8+

Felt Soaps

Felt Soaps

Create a natural exfoliant and soften your skin with felted soap. This felt soap "sweater" protects your soap from disappearing in the shower. Bring a bar of soap to envelop. Now your soap bars will last longer! Come learn the art of resist felting. No prior felting instruction required. Ages 6+

Felt Vessels

Felt Vessels

The art of felt has so many practical purposes. Come explore the wonderful world of wool sculpture. Using wet and resist felting techniques we create a unique vessel of beauty. No prior felting instruction required. Ages 8+

TREASURE POUCH

TREASURE POUCH

 

Learn needle felting and hand sewing techniques. We will create a felt wool pouch out of upcycled sweater fabric and write out our names with wool! This can be used to store special treasures and secret findings. No prior needle felting or sewing experience required. Ages 8+

 

Needle Felted Sweater Purse

Needle Felted Sweater Purse

Learn how to upcycle a sweater into a beautiful purse or tote. Cashmere, merino wool, and lambswool sweaters make for fashionable autumn or winter accessories. Needle felting adds a touch of wool embroidery that makes for a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. Ages 12+

Needle Felted Fingerless Gloves

Needle Felted Fingerless Gloves

Learn how to upcycle a sweater into a warm and beautiful pair of fingerless gloves. Cashmere, merino wool, and lambswool sweaters make for cozy and fashionable autumn or winter accessory.  Needle felting adds a touch of wool embroidery that makes for a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. Ages 12+

NEEDLE FELTED SWEATER SKIRTS

NEEDLE FELTED SWEATER SKIRTS

Come learn how to upcycle a sweater into a warm and beautiful skirt! Cashmere, merino wool, and lambswool sweaters make for a cozy and fashionable wardrobe item. Needle felting adds a touch of wool embroidery that makes for a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. Bring a sweater made of wool or cashmere and an image that you want to replicate. Then let creativity be your guide. Instruction on color tones, shading, proportions and angles will be covered. We will also explore needle felting techniques used for wool embroidery. No prior needle felting instruction required. Prior sewing instruction necessary. Ages 12+

Needle Felted Mending

Needle Felted Mending

Learn the art of needle felting and beautify your favorite wool sweater while doing it. This class will have you wishing you had more garments in your closet with frayed cuffs and holey sleeves, just so you can revitalize them with a felted appliqué. Choose a small project that you can tackle in this 2 hour session, and start to wear your imperfections with pride! Ages 8+

Felt Sculpted Hats

Felt Sculpted Hats

Learn the fine art of sculptural felt and make your own custom made felt hat. Be led into the glorious art of handmade Millinery. We will use wool roving and learn resist felt techniques. Blocking and shaping techniques will also be taught with the use of antique hat molds. You will leave this class with your very own felted hat! Prior felting experience encouraged. Ages 8+ 

Felt Paintings

Felt Paintings

Come create a symbolic felt masterpiece. Bring an image that is meaningful for you. An animal, a self portrait, a flower or a symbol. We will utilize felted sweaters for our canvas. Instruction on color tones, shading, proportions and angles will be covered. We will also explore needle felting techniques used for wool painting.  Bring your creativity and imagination. No prior needle felting or art instruction required. Ages 8+

Needle Felting Machine Embellished Garments

Needle Felting Machine Embellished Garments

Bring an article of clothing made of wool, an image of a flower that you want to replicate and then let creativity be your guide. Flower field guides will also be available for use. Instruction on color tones, shading, proportions and angles will be covered. We will explore by hand needle felting techniques combined with the use of needle felted machines for lasting felt embroidery. No prior needle felting or art instruction required. Ages 8+

Needle Felting Machine Animal Portraits

Needle Felting Machine Animal Portraits

Participants bring an image of their pet/animal they love and we will have the opportunity to needle felt a unique portrait. Art composition and needle felting techniques will be taught. Wool roving, needle felting tools, foam, and the use of a needle felting machine is provided. 13+

Fingerknit Rainbow Scarf

Fingerknit Rainbow Scarf

Finger knit your own warm and cheerful scarf, complete with fluffy cloud pom poms. Ages 8+

Finger Knit Animal Headbands

Finger Knit Animal Headbands

This is a delightful project for young and old alike! Want to be a bear? Maybe you are feeling mousey? Does your inner cat want to be seen? Join in and make your very own animal head band. This is a great beginning project that does not involve using knitting needles at all! You only need two hands and a vibrant imagination. No prior knitting experience required. Ages 8+

Beginning Knitting

Beginning Knitting

Ready to learn a new handcraft? Learn how to use proper yarn tension, cast on and begin a garter stitch scarf/cowl. Come create a knitted swatch and begin developing your knitting skills. No prior knitting experience required. Ages 8+

Crochet Beginnings

Crochet Beginnings

Ready to learn a new handcraft? Learn how to make a slip knot, a chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet. Come make a headband/wristband and begin developing your crochet skills. No prior crochet experience required. Ages 8+

Crochet Crowns

Crochet Crowns

Come make a crown fit for a queen or king. In this class we will review over single, double, and triple crochet and the picot stitch. Learn how to size your crown for a child or adult. Prior crochet experience necessary. Ages 8+