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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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 >>
April 24 & May 1, 2018
Needle Felting 101: Build a Teddy Bear – Burlington
Teresa Seaton Studio and Gallery, 652 Spring Gardens Road, Burlington, ON L7T 1J2
Want to learn to sculpt with wool? This is a 2-part class where the students will learn a variety of different techniques to create woolly shapes, learn to add color top coat, and attach the shapes together.
Class 1, April 24, 2018: Learn to needle felt the basic shapes used when building a 3-dimensional figure.
Class 2, May 1, 2018: Attach your needle felt shapes together to build your very own 5” Teddy bear figure with a cute red bow. Learn to add glass eyes.
Cost: $85 + fee (includes materials)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (on 2 Tuesday evenings)
April 28, 2018
Learn to Needle Felt a Gnome – Oakville
Spun Fibre Arts, 2464 Lakeshore Rd West, Unit 4, Oakville, Ontario, L6L 1H8
Heeeee’s baaaack! Learn various techniques of needle felting by creating a funny Gnome character that will bring a smile to everyone’s face. This shaggy hair forest dweller is made by creating a core shape using a skewer for wrapping, applying an outer colour to the hat, rolling a ball to make a nose, applying wool hair to cover the entire body, and adding the hat brim that gives him all his personality.
Cost: $45 + tax + materials*
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*Materials can be purchased from Spun at 10% OFF the regular price prior to class. Spun staff will assist students with purchasing materials. A foam block will be provided for use during the class.
May 3, 2018
Learn to Needle Felt a Hedgehog – Oakville
Speckles Art Studio, 461 North Service Rd. West, Unit 11B, Oakville, ON L6M 2V5
Looking for a great DIY project for teens and adults. Let’s make a hedgehog! Bring yourself, friends, teen, or tween to this fun 2 hour needle felt workshop.
Learn how to needle felt using a basic wire wrapping technique. Use a pipe cleaner as the base and wrap wool around it to get the basic body shape. You will also learn how to attach wool locks, create the face shape, make the ear shapes, and face detailing. Join teacher Cathy Disbrow in this 2-hour workshop full of cute and fuzzy.
Cost: $45 + fee (includes materials)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
May 6, 2018
Learn to Needle Felt a Woodland Fox – Burlington
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1A9
Looking for the perfect activity to do with your tween, teen, or child of any age? Also great to do with friends! This awesome needle felt class is for 12 + and held at the beautiful Art Gallery of Burlington. Reconnect and bond during this class where you will learn to create a cute woodland fox.
Techniques you’ll learn are needle felting a core shape using the rolling ball technique, apply an outer color, felt triangle ear shapes, learn the skewer technique for a tail, and how to sculpt the face detailing.
Cost: $45 + tax (includes materials)
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: I recommend you sign up before April 28 or the AGB can cancel the class a week in advance if there are low numbers.
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May 12, 2018
Learn to Needle Felt a Beer Stein Pin – Hamilton (Dundas)
Grain&Grit Beer Co., 11 Ewen Road, Hamilton, ON L8S 3C3
Crafts and beer…a perfect combo! And what better way to spend 2 hours on a Saturday: working on a craft project while enjoying craft beer! Join teacher Cathy Disbrow on a great adventure learning how to needle felt 2 cute beer stein pins while drinking Grain&Grit beer.
Cost: $37 + fee (includes materials & a flight of craft beer samples)
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.