Dates: July 18-20, 2018
Class Times: Wed-Thurs 9am-5pm Fri 9am-2:30pm
Instructor: Sue Carey
Open Studio: Wed-Thurs 7-9pm
This is an opportunity to pick your own project and learn or improve your needle felting skills. Instruction will be given on different wool breeds, wool processing, and felting needles so students can use the correct tools and materials when creating their unique sculpture. Planning, designing, and producing felted shapes will be discussed. Various felting techniques will be taught so that students can realize their own ideas. Sue will provide the wool, so if unusual colors are desired, please contact her before the workshop.
Materials Fee: $45
About the Instructor:
Sue Carey first started raising sheep 30 years ago and became interested in using her sheep’s fiber for needle felting over 20 years ago. Being a fiber artist and shepherd, are two passions that integrate extremely well with the sheep’s wool providing raw material for her artistic endeavors. As a shepherd, she has gained extensive knowledge of wool including proper ways of nurturing, genetics, handing, and processing. A Bachelor of Science in Biology helps with the visual creation of realistic birds and animals. She enjoys experimenting with different techniques to craft her unique sculptures. Sue teaches her style of felting throughout the Northeast.