Feral Felt
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School Programs

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Feral Felt founder,    Natalia Robinson   , teaches quarterly afterschool sessions in the Bellingham Public and Private Schools for ages 4+. Register online at    6crickets    or through your school’s PTA enrichment coordinators for the 2019-2020 school year. Feral Felt programs integrate fiber arts, outdoor play, and story for children in public schools, private schools, homeschool groups, playgroups, and camps. Additional classes & kids camps are offered frequently through the    Ragfinery    ,    BAAY    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.    The following are youth classes that are     available for booking    :

Feral Felt founder, Natalia Robinson, teaches quarterly afterschool sessions in the Bellingham Public and Private Schools for ages 4+. Register online at 6crickets or through your school’s PTA enrichment coordinators for the 2019-2020 school year. Feral Felt programs integrate fiber arts, outdoor play, and story for children in public schools, private schools, homeschool groups, playgroups, and camps. Additional classes & kids camps are offered frequently through the Ragfinery , BAAY 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.

The following are youth classes that are available for booking:

 
Hogwarts Express

Hogwarts Express

Bring the magic with the first session of this adventure-filled, Harry Potter inspired after school program! Through games, storytelling, and hands-on fiber arts activities, kids will experience the exciting world of witchcraft and wizardry. Discover your patronus while crafting magic wands, make a felt tie in your house colors, create your very own house spell book, felt a golden snitch and play a game of “quidditch”. This session is based on the first novel. So whether you’ve read all the Harry Potter books or not, these projects will be fun and magical for all! Ages 7+

Bird Callers

Bird Callers

In this after school arts enrichment class we will combine craft and nature awareness. Nature awareness and games will keep us outside part time. When inside we will needle felt birds, weave nests, and wet felt eggs as part of an exploration in learning more about each student's favorite bird. Love of the outdoors and a desire to learn handcrafts encouraged. Ages 7+

Mythical Creatures

Mythical Creatures

In this after school arts enrichment class we will combine craft and myths of magical beasts. Be prepared to felt dragon jewels, needle felt fairies, create unicorn horns, and make potions. Myths and folklore will be read while the children craft. Outdoor games of magic and mischief will be played. Love of mythology, story, and a desire to learn handcrafts encouraged. Ages 7+

Undersea Adventures

Undersea Adventures

Dive deep into the waters and explore the beautiful world of the sea. We will make sewn starfishes, woven turtles, needle felted orca whales, and crochet jellyfishes! Every week there will be crarfts, stories and games to play as we learn more about the ocean and all its delightful creatures. Ages 7+

Gnome Discoveries

Gnome Discoveries

In this after school arts enrichment class we will combine craft and learn fairy lore. Be prepared to craft jewels, gnomes, and caves. Create outdoor gnome houses and leave offerings to our fae friends. Outdoor games of magic and mischief will be played. Gnome and fairy stories will be shared while the children craft. Love of fairy myths, story, and a desire to learn handcrafts encouraged. Ages 5+

Planetary Revolution

Planetary Revolution

Blast off to outer space! We will learn about each planet and create our own mobile. Astronauts will play games together within our unique program created solar system. Rockets will fire. The mysteries of the universe will begin to be revealed week by week. Ages 5+

Wild Craft

Wild Craft

Wild Craft is a program of wild crafted folk tales, forest games, and art. Our creations will come from natural materials, including ones we find outdoors. As time and forest materials allow, our art projects will include butterflies and felted cocoons, felted geodes, bark owls, nature weaving, and suncatcher wind chimes. Come play and let your wild nature free! Ages 5+

Crochet I

Crochet I

Students will explore the basics of crochet using yarn, hooks, and imagination, and will practice through a variety of craft projects. Potential projects include finger-crocheted rope, an octopus, flowers, wristbands, and headbands. No experience needed. Ages 6+

Crochet II

Crochet II

Students will advance their basic crochet knowledge using yarn, hooks, and imagination, and will practice through a variety of craft projects. Potential projects include crochet flowers, crowns, jar cozies, and hats. Prior experience needed. Ages 7+

Knitting I

Knitting I

Students will explore the basics of knitting. They will learn how to do finger knitting, use proper yarn tension, cast on, cast off and the garter stitch. Potential projects include finger knit snakes, tube knit finger puppets, belts, and a knit rabbit. Ages 6+

Knitting II

Knitting II

Students will advance their basic knitting knowledge. They will learn to develop consistent yarn tension, cast on, and cast off. Garter, purl and stockinette stitches will be taught. Potential projects include a dishcloth scrubby, infinity cowl and hat. Ages 7+

Beginning Weaving

Beginning Weaving

Students will learn the basics of how to weave with simple and fun projects. Potential projects include woven rocks, stick loom weaving, belts, pouches and rugs. Ages 6+

Natural Dyeing I

Natural Dyeing I

Plants were once our only source of color for cloth and paints! In this class, students will learn the process of preparing wool for dyeing and then experiment with colors from the natural world. Each child will complete this enrichment program with naturally dyed fibers and yarn. Ages 7+