Classes

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.

 

Don’t see a class that fits your time?

If you have 4 or more people and would like a private class with a project designed specific to what you want to make, please contact me and I will be happy to work with you. Cost is based on amount of people, time needed for the class, and materials required. Contact me >>

 

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. Contact me >>

 


Current Classes

March 23, 2019 – Saturday
Needle Felt a Barn Owl at a Fibre Farm – Hamilton – SOLD OUT
Lickety Spit Fibre Farm, 107 Binbrook Road, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Spend 2 hours on a fibre farm where you’ll be using wool raised from the sheep and alpacas on the farm to learn how to needle felt a cute 2.5” tall Barn Owl. Techniques you’ll learn include creating the core shape, add an outer color of wool, make and attach wings, and the face detailing. Cathy promises that this class will be a Hoot!

 

Cost: $45.00 + fee (materials included in cost)

 

SOLD OUT

 

As this workshop sold out, we decided to offer another one on Sunday. See listing below.

 


March 24, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Barn Owl at Lickety Spit Fibre Farm – Hamilton
Lickety Spit Fibre Farm, 107 Binbrook Road, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

As the Saturday workshop sold out, we decided to offer another one on Sunday!

 

Spend 2 hours on a fibre farm where you’ll be using wool raised from the sheep and alpacas on the farm to learn how to needle felt a cute 2.5” tall Barn Owl. Techniques you’ll learn include creating the core shape, add an outer color of wool, make and attach wings, and the face detailing. Cathy promises that this class will also be a Hoot!

 

This is a great workshop for teens and adults so make it a family affair.

 

Cost: $45.00 + fee (materials included in cost)

 

Register Online >

 


March 31, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Bluebird – Burlington
Teresa Seaton Studio and Gallery, 652 Spring Gardens Rd, Burlington, ON L7T 1J2
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

By this time of the year we can’t WAIT for Spring! Why not get in the mood by learning to needle felt a bluebird of happiness. Using a pipe cleaner, learn how to create a beak and wrap wool around it to create the core shape. You will learn to attach wool locks for wings and a nylon cord so you can let your bird sway in the breeze.

 

Cost: $55.00 + fee (materials included in cost)

 

Register Online >

 


April 07, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Barn Owl – Oakville
Spun Fibre Arts, 2464 Lakeshore Rd W #4, Oakville, ON L6L 1H8
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Barn owls are super cute, and this little gal wants to screech her way into your heart. Once you make one, you’ll want to make tons more!

Techniques you’ll learn include creating the core shape, make and attach wings, and the face detailing.

 

Cost: $45.00 + materials (receive 10% off all materials for this class at Spun)

 

Register Online >

 

Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 3 students sign up. So please share with your friends. 🙂

 


April 08, 2019 – Monday
Needle Felt “Paint” Night with a pot of tea – Waterdown
Tea at the White House, 35 Main Street North #Unit 1, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

What is a wool “painting”? In this workshop, instructor Cathy Disbrow will teach you how to needle felt a landscape onto an 8″ x 10″ pre-felted wool sheet to make a beautiful wool “painting”. This is a very relaxed project and great to do with friends especially while enjoying a pot of tea, included in the price. All materials are included, and you get to take home the foam pad, needle, all the extra wool in your kit, along with your masterpiece.

 

Note: The workshop will start with your complimentary pot of tea and a small variety of food for purchase (scones, cheese). If you can’t make it for 6:00, no worries. Just let us know when you plan to arrive. Cathy can do another demonstration for those who can’t come until a little later.

 

Cost: $55.00 + fee (materials & pot of tea included in cost)

 

Register Online >

 

Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 5 students sign up. If it is cancelled, you will be notified by noon on Sunday April 7 and will receive a full refund. So please share with your friends. 🙂

 


April 14, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Tired Bunny – Burlington
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Take your needle felting to the next level by creating a sweet and sleepy bunny that will lay in your hand. Learn how to sculpt the face by using add-on wool techniques and how to blend wool colors for a more realistic effect on the fur.

 

Cost: $25.00 + $15.00 materials fee payable to the instructor at the class

 

Register Online >

 

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

 


April 28, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Panda – Burlington
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Let’s make an adorable panda using needle felting techniques! Students will learn how to create the main body to add arms and feet, facial features, and those cute little black ears. This is a 13+ class so teens are welcome!

 

Cost: $50.00 + fee (materials included in cost)

 

Register Online >

 

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

 


May 05, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Garden Gnome – Burlington
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Spring has sprung! Why not learn to needle felt a whimsical garden gnome to watch over your house plants? Students will learn special techniques to create this mythical creature, like attaching a separate cone hat and applying wool locks for hair. NOTE: This course is for intermediate students who have taken needle felting courses in the past.

 

Cost: $25.00 + $15.00 materials fee payable to the instructor at the class

 

Register Online >

 

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

 


Upcoming Classes

A couple more Spring workshops are begin 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.