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

November 25, 2018 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Barn Owl – Burlington SOLD OUT
Teresa Seaton Studio & Gallery, 652 Spring Gardens Road, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7T 1J2

 

Learn the art of needle felting by making a cute little barn owl figure. Techniques you’ll learn include creating the core shape, add an outer color of wool, make and attach wings, and the face detailing. Once you make one, you’ll want to make many more.

 

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

SOLD OUT

 


December 2, 2018 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Gnome – Oakville Only 3 spots left
Spun Fibre Arts, 2464 Lakeshore Rd W #4, Oakville, ON L6L 1H8

 

Learn the various techniques of needle felting by creating a fun gnome character that will bring a smile to everyone’s face. This shaggy haired forest dweller is made using the techniques listed below. Choose from a variety of wool colours to give your gnome his/her own personality.

 

Cost: $45 + materials + tax (materials can be purchased from Spun at 10% OFF the regular price before class and after class)
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Register Online >

 


December 3, 2018 – Monday
Needle Felt a Tea Pot Ornament – Waterdown Limited spots left
Tea at the White House, 35 Main St N Unit 1, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0

 

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. I will demonstrate 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, I 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: $45 (materials and tea included in price)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

Register Online >

 


Upcoming Classes

January 13, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt Painting – Oakville
Spun Fibre Arts, 2464 Lakeshore Rd W #4, Oakville, ON L6L 1H8

 

What is a felt “painting”? In this workshop, you will learn to use a barbed needle to attach wool roving to a pre-felted 100% wool sheet to create a picture or what we call a felt painting. This class will focus on a scene inspired by the artwork of fibre artist Tracey McCracken Palmer to create an 8” x 10” wool “painting”. This needle felt workshop is a great all levels project.

 

Price: TBD
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Registration coming soon

 


January 20, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Red Fox – Burlington
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

 

Foxes are sly, sleek, and one of the cutest animals alive. Join teacher Cathy Disbrow and learn to needle felt an adorable sitting red fox figure, bushy tail and all. Impress your friends and wow your family by showing them how you turned wool fluff into a super cute fox. A good workshop for those looking for an intermediate needle felt project.

 

Cost: TBD
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Registration starts Monday December 3, 2018

 


February 10, 2019 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Hedgehog – Burlington
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

 

You will learn a basic needle felt wire wrapping technique. Using a pipe cleaner as the base, you will wrap wool around it to get the basic body shape. Learn the technique of attaching wool locks to make the hedgie spines, make the face shape, ear shapes, and face detailing. Great workshop for teens and adults.

 

Cost: TBD
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Registration starts Monday December 3, 2018

 


February 24 & March 3, 2019 – Sundays
Needle Felt a Sheep – Burlington
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

 

In this 2 session class, you will learn to create a standing sheep figure without using a wire armature. Students will create basic wool shapes and learn how to attach the 4 tubular legs to the body so your sheep will stand stable and sturdy. Learn various techniques for creating facial features and how to properly attach wool locks to the body.

 

Cost: TBD
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (2 sessions, 2.5 hours each, total time 5 hours)

 

Registration starts Monday December 3, 2018