Advance registration is required for all classes.
Registration Deadline: June 14, 2023.
Needle felt is a simple technique that uses barbed needles to decorate a felt surface with design. Whether you have some needle felting experience or not, you will find this class offers many fresh ideas for fun and interesting projects. There will be an abundance of designs to choose from, or you may create your own from scratch! Along the way, you will build your needling skills, gain design experience and experiment with color. Simple design shapes combine to create beautifully unique and personal folk-art tapestries. While we needle, we can talk about inspiration, composition, color choices, needle varieties, fiber, felting history and many techniques and tricks are offered to keep your felting moving forward. You will also gain insight into the basic principles of wet felting in a way that is straightforward and accessible. Beginners are Welcome! No skill required but you must be able to pinch the needles.
Neysa Russo works from her studio in Bradford, Vermont, where she combines the techniques of wet felting and needle felting to create tapestries of exquisite beauty and charm. Fascinated by the rich history of design and inspired by ancient textiles from around the world, her expertise comes to life with creative design composition and dramatic use of color. She is an author, markets her own line of kits, exhibits her work in galleries and teaches.