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Needle Felt Classes & Workshops

Cathy teaches needle felting classes and workshops in the GTHA area of Southern Ontario AND NOW offers classes ONLINE!! 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, and occasionally will teach outside this area. 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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Summer ONLINE Workshops & Classes

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July 23, 2020 – Thursday
Needle Felt a Sheep Puff
Zoom Online through Spun Fibre Arts
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Learn to needle felt this adorably cute sheep puff figure by creating a core ball shape and adding the head, ears, and facial features. Then learn to properly apply locks for your sheep’s warm fleece coat. You can also create little sheep legs so she won’t roll around as well as how to make a little chewing cheek with leaves sticking out.

Cost: $60 – Needles and wool included in cost. Foam pad is optional at additional cost with 10% discount per student.

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Lop Bunny Puff

July 26, 2020 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Bunny Puff
Zoom Online through Spun Fibre Arts
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Learn to needle felt this adorable Lop Bunny Puff figure by creating a core ball shape, ears, feet, arms, and a poofy cottontail. Students will learn to properly apply locks to their bunny’s body.

Cost: $60 – Needles and wool included in cost. Foam pad is optional at additional cost with 10% discount per student.

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4x6 Summer Sheep Painting

August 6, 2020 – Thursday
Needle Felt Wool Painting Summer Scene
Zoom Online
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

For those who remember my very popular Wool Winter Painting landscape, this is what it looks like in the Summer. More sheep = more fun!

Using a variety of wool colours, we will needle felt a 4″ x 6″ wool painting of this summer field landscape – and you get to choose how many sheep you put in! Have a blast learning various 2-D felting techniques while needle felting a wool masterpiece using a felt sheet canvas in the comfort of your own home.

Cost: $30.00 for the workshop ONLY. If you have all the supplies and wool at home, you don’t need to buy the supply kit. The Workshop Supply Kit and Foam Pad are ADD-ONS when you check out. Click the registration link to see what you need for this workshop.

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August 12, 2020 – Wednesday
Needle Felt a Flying Bluebird
Zoom Online
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Songbirds are so enjoyable to listen to and so graceful when they fly on by. In the comfort of your own home, learn how to needle felt your very own flying Eastern Bluebird. You will learn to use a pipe cleaner to create a beak and body shape and wrap wool around it to create the core shape. Also learn to attach wool locks for wings, add colors, and how to string a nylon cord so you can let your bird sway in the breeze.

Cost: $25.00 for the workshop ONLY. If you have all the supplies and wool at home, you don’t need to buy the supply kit. The Workshop Supply Kit and Foam Pad are ADD-ONS when you check out. Click the registration link to see what you need for this workshop.

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August 13 & 20, 2020 – 2 Thursday afternoons
Needle Felt Painting Class: River Landscape
Zoom Online
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. – both days

For those of you who want to spend some quality time to really work on your wool masterpiece, I’m offering a 2-session class of the popular River Landscape scene I taught last year. You will work on technique and color blending as you needle felt a gorgeous 8″ x 10″ wool painting. And you get to do all this in the comfort of your own home.

Cost: $50.00 for the workshop ONLY. If you have all the supplies and wool at home, you don’t need to buy the supply kit. The Workshop Supply Kit and Foam Pad are ADD-ONS when you check out. Click the registration link to see what you need for this workshop.

Registration coming soon

4x6 Summer Sheep Painting

August 18, 2020 – Tuesday
Needle Felt Wool Painting Summer Scene
Zoom Online
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

For those who remember my very popular Wool Winter Painting landscape, this is what it looks like in the Summer. More sheep = more fun!

Using a variety of wool colours, we will needle felt a 4″ x 6″ wool painting of this summer field landscape – and you get to choose how many sheep you put in! Have a blast learning various 2-D felting techniques while needle felting a wool masterpiece using a felt sheet canvas in the comfort of your own home.

Cost: $30.00 for the workshop ONLY. If you have all the supplies and wool at home, you don’t need to buy the supply kit. The Workshop Supply Kit and Foam Pad are ADD-ONS when you check out. Click the registration link to see what you need for this workshop.

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August 23, 2020 – Sunday
Needle Felt a Woodland Fox
Zoom Online
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Foxes are sly, sleek, and one of the cutest animals alive! In the comfort of your own home, 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 little fox.

Cost: $30.00 for the workshop ONLY. If you have all the supplies and wool at home, you don’t need to buy the supply kit. The Workshop Supply Kit and Foam Pad are ADD-ONS when you check out. Click the registration link to see what you need for this workshop.

Registration coming soon

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August 25, 2020 – Tuesday
Needle Felt a Flying Bluebird
Zoom Online
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Songbirds are so enjoyable to listen to and so graceful when they fly on by. In the comfort of your own home, learn how to needle felt your very own flying Eastern Bluebird. You will learn to use a pipe cleaner to create a beak and body shape and wrap wool around it to create the core shape. Also learn to attach wool locks for wings, add colors, and how to string a nylon cord so you can let your bird sway in the breeze.

Cost: $25.00 for the workshop ONLY. If you have all the supplies and wool at home, you don’t need to buy the supply kit. The Workshop Supply Kit and Foam Pad are ADD-ONS when you check out. Click the registration link to see what you need for this workshop.

Registration coming soon

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August 27 & September 3, 2020 – 2 Thursday evenings
Needle Felt Painting Class: River Landscape
Zoom Online
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. – both evenings

For those of you who want to spend some quality time to really work on your wool masterpiece, I’m offering a 2-session class of the popular River Landscape scene I taught last year. You will work on technique and color blending as you needle felt a gorgeous 8″ x 10″ wool painting. And you get to do all this in the comfort of your own home.

Cost: $50.00 for the workshop ONLY. If you have all the supplies and wool at home, you don’t need to buy the supply kit. The Workshop Supply Kit and Foam Pad are ADD-ONS when you check out. Click the registration link to see what you need for this workshop.

Registration coming soon


Fall Workshops & Classes

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September 13 & 21, 2020 – 2 Sundays
Needle Felt Painting Class: RBG Rock Garden
Royal Botanical Gardens – Main Centre, 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON L7T 4H4
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – both days

In this 2-week class, you will needle felt an 8” x 10” wool “painting” based on a photo of the little bridge in the RBG Rock Garden. Techniques shown are how to draw a scene onto the felt sheet, use a needle to attach the wool into the sheet, colour blending/layering, and detailing. This needle felt workshop is a great all levels project.

Cost: TBD

Registration coming soon

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October 16, 2020 – Friday
Needle Felt a Winter Scene “Painting” – Woodstock Fleece Festival
Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 8Z9 in the Fair Board Office
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

NOTE: If the festival is cancelled due to COVID-19, this workshop will be offered as an online workshop.

Learn how to needle felt a Winter scene onto a 4″x 6″ wool felt sheet. You will learn various 2-D needle felting techniques to create a beautiful wool painting. This is a very relaxed project and great to do with friends. The 4″ x 6″ size is perfect for framing.

Cost: $45 + $15 materials* fee payable to the instructor in cash at the beginning of the workshop

*Materials include needles, a 4″ x 6″ felt sheet, and wool. Foam pads will be available to use and can be purchased for $5 each.

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October 17, 2020 – Saturday
Needle Felt a Sheep Puff – Woodstock Fleece Festival
Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 8Z9 in the Fair Board Office
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NOTE: If the festival is cancelled due to COVID-19, this workshop will be offered as an online workshop.

Learn to needle felt this cute sheep puff figure by creating a core ball shape and adding the head, ears and facial features. Then learn to properly apply locks for your sheep’s warm fleece coat. You can also make a little chewing cheek with leaves or a carrot sticking out. I will also show students how to turn their sheep into an ornament

Cost: $40 + $15 materials* fee payable to the instructor in cash at the beginning of the workshop

*Materials include needles and wool. Foam pads will be available to use and can be purchased for $5 each.

Registration coming soon

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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I’m always planning workshops and classes. If you have a class idea or something specific you want to needle felt, please contact me.