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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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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

If you’d like to register for this workshop, please contact me.

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October 26, 2019 – Saturday
Small Felt Painting of a Winter Scene – Oakville
Spun Fibre Arts, 2464 Lakeshore Rd W #4, Oakville, ON L6L 1H8
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Winter is coming so it’s time to dust off your felting needles and get into the crafting spirit. In this workshop, you will needle felt a 4″ x 6″ wool painting of a winter scene. Learn various 2-D felting techniques while needle felting wool into a pre-felt sheet.

Cost: $60.00 + materials (receive 10% off all materials for this class at Spun)

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Note: This class will be cancelled if less than 3 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 (needles, wool & a pot of tea included)

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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: 1:30 – 3:30 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 using the wool raised on the farm. This cute little lamb promises to brighten your tree and you can buy extra wool to make many more as gifts for your family and friends. After the workshop you may go to the pen and say hello to some of the fibre-giving animals on the farm.

Cost: $50.00 (needles & wool included)

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November 17, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Melty Snowman at Grain & Grit Brewery – Dundas
Grain & Grit Brewery, 11 Ewen Rd, Hamilton, ON L8S 3C3
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This little snowman tipped back a few too many frosty pints and passed out in the warm sun. Learn needle felt techniques to give your Melty cute rosy cheeks, a tiny carrot nose and half-closed tipsy eyes. You will learn how to make his wind-blown scarf by rolling and stabbing the wool and making it all twisty and bendy. As an added bonus, you can glue a little beer mug to his melty body so everyone will know what he was up to the night before. On top of all this fun, the workshop fee includes a 12 oz beer or kombucha to enjoy while making your little winter drinking buddy. Your Melty can be turned into an ornament.

Cost: $45 (needles, wool, & 12 oz beer or kombucha 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 24 & December 1, 2019 – Sundays
Needle Felt a Gnome of Your Own – 2 classes
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – both days

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
Spun Fibre Arts, 2464 Lakeshore Rd W #4, Oakville, ON L6L 1H8
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 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 the hair and hat colour from prechosen wool colours to give your gnome his own personality.

Cost: $60.00 + materials (receive 10% off all materials for this class at Spun)

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

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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 (needles, wool & a 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™‚


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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