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Needle Felt Classes & Workshops

Cathy teaches needle felting classes and workshops in the GTHA area of Southern Ontario. Take a beginner’s course to learn the basics or take your needle felting to the next level and learn some intermediate techniques. Classes and workshops are currently held in various locations in Oakville, Burlington, and Hamilton. Each listing will say where the event is being held and a link for more information where you can sign up.

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Fall 2019 Classes

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September 22, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Snowy Owl – Burlington

Teresa Seaton Studio and Gallery, 652 Spring Gardens Rd, Burlington, ON L7T 1J2
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Hoot hoot! This Snowy Owl figure sits 3” tall from her intense yellow eyes to her little clawed feet. In this 3-hour needle felt workshop you will use Merino roving which has an interesting way of sculpting and perfect to use for the β€œfeathers” around the eyes and her fluffy chest. You also get to decide how many black specks you’ll give your little owl on her wings and back.

Cost: $55.00 (materials included)

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Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 5 students sign up. So please share with your friends. πŸ™‚

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October 1, 2019 – Tuesday
Needle Felt a Mini Pumpkin – Waterdown

Tea at the White House, 35 Main Street North #Unit 1, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Get into the Fall spirit by learning how to needle felt a small pumpkin decoration with a nice warm pot of tea. Mini pumpkins look great on your Thanksgiving table and make great hostess gifts. Techniques to be learned: Create a core shape using the rolling technique, apply an outer color, add line detailing, and a stem.

Cost: $50.00 (materials and pot of tea included)

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Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 5 students sign up. So please share with your friends. πŸ™‚

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October 18, 2019 – Friday
Needle Felt a Barn Owlet Using Local Wool Fibres – Woodstock

Part of the Woodstock Fleece Festival workshops
Unifor Hall Local 636, 126 Beale Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 6X5 – 4 minute drive from the fairgrounds
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

This workshop is part of the Woodstock Fleece Festival Friday workshop sessions. Learn how to need felt a cute 2.5″ tall Barn Owlet using wool from an Ontario Fibre Farm. Techniques you’ll learn include creating the core shape, add a top colour of wool, make and attach wings and a tail, and the face detailing. Cathy promises that this class will be a Hoot at Woolstock!

Cost: $45.00 + $15.00 materials fee payable to the instructor at the class

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Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 8 students sign up. So please share with your friends. πŸ™‚

October 27, 2019 – Sunday
Workshop TBD – Burlington

Teresa Seaton Studio and Gallery, 652 Spring Gardens Rd, Burlington, ON L7T 1J2
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

I am offering a workshop on this day but am still deciding what to teach.

Cost: TBD

Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 5 students sign up. So please share with your friends. πŸ™‚

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November 5, 2019 – Tuesday
Needle Felt a Snowman Ornament – Waterdown

Tea at the White House, 35 Main Street North #Unit 1, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Do you want to build a snowman? Especially one that won’t melt? Though he/she may melt your heart. Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to needle felt a snowman with a cute little carrot nose while enjoying a pot of tea. As an extra bonus, you get to choose the scarf colour. Your snowman can be made into a decoration or an ornament.

Cost: $50.00 (materials and pot of tea included)

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Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 5 students sign up. So please share with your friends. πŸ™‚

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November 9, 2019 – Saturday
Needle Felt a Sheep Puff Ornament on the Fibre Farm – Binbrook

Lickety Spit Fibre Farm, 107 Binbrook Road, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Spend a lovely afternoon learning to needle felt while enjoying the experience of being on a fibre farm. Make a cute Sheep Puff ornament out of the wool raised on the farm. This cute little lamb promises to brighten your tree and you can buy wool to make many more as gifts for your family and friends. After the workshop you may go to the pen and say hi to some of the fibre-giving animals on the farm.

Cost: $50.00 (materials included)

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Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 5 students sign up. So please share with your friends. πŸ™‚

November 17, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt Ornament Workshop at the Brewery: Project TBD – Dundas

Grain & Grit Brewery, 11 Ewen Rd, Hamilton, ON L8S 3C3
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

I’m teaching a needle felt ornament workshop at the Grain & Grit Brewery in Dundas Ontario but am still deciding what to teach. The price will include a flight of beer samples.

Cost: TBD

Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 5 students sign up. So please share with your friends. πŸ™‚

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November 24 & December 1, 2019 – Sundays
Needle Felt a Gnome of Your Own

Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Express your unique inner self by learning to needle felt a cute customized gnome figure. Ignite your creativity by giving your gnome its own personal flair by choosing the colours of its skin, hair, hat, shirt pants and shoes. Breathe life into your mythical creation by learning tricks and special needle felt techniques like attaching the cone hat and applying wool locks for hair. Gnome one should miss this!

This is an all-levels course good for beginners and intermediate students. This is a 4-hour workshop broken into a 2-week class, 2 hours each session.

Cost: $35 + $20 materials fee payable to me, the instructor, at the first session

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Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 7 students sign up. So please share with your friends. πŸ™‚

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November 30, 2019 – Saturday
Needle Felt a Shaggy Hair Gnome

Location to be determined
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Learn how to needle felt by creating a Shaggy Hair Gnome that will become your new best pal. These cute fellas are fun to make and great for any level of needle felter. Choose from a 3 wool colours to give your gnome his own personality.

I’m still looking for a location for this workshop and I appreciate your patience.

Cost: TBD

Registration Coming Soon

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December 3, 2019 – Tuesday
Needle Felt Teapot Ornament – Waterdown

Tea at the White House, 35 Main Street North #Unit 1, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Become crafty and stay warm by joining us for an evening of crafts and tea. Create a beautiful teapot ornament while learning the art of needle felting. Using a cookie cutter as the template, you will create a flat teapot shape and decorate it any way you want. You will learn various needle felting techniques to help you decorate your pot. While you work, you will enjoy a lovely pot of tea.

When you are done, Cathy will show you how to add a thread or ribbon so you can transform your works of art into ornaments for the tree, hostess gifts, or an extra decoration on gift bags.

Cost: $50.00 (materials and pot of tea included)

Registration Coming Soon

Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 5 students sign up. So please share with your friends. πŸ™‚


Coming Soon

Exciting News: I will be teaching a new 4 week wool painting class at the Royal Botanical Gardens in January/February.

More workshops are being planned. Check back often.

If you have a class idea or something specific you want to needle felt, please let me know: cathy@woollydoodles.com. I am always looking for new ideas.

Book a Needle Felt Party

If you have 5 or more people and would like to host a private party with a needle felt project you get to choose, connect with me and I’ll be happy to work with you. Cost is based on amount of people, location, time needed for the class, and materials required. Don’t hesitate to ask me!

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are very beneficial as you can get the one-on-one attention that you need, and every lesson is catered to your specific issue and project. If your problem requires more time and attention than 5 minutes, please book a private session with me.

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