Dates: July 13-14, 2019
Class Times: Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9am-2:30pm
Instructor: Sue Carey
Open Studio: Sat 7-9pm
Using a hands-on approach, students will learn how to combine both wet felting and needle felting techniques to produce a realistic flying owl (6-8 inch wingspan, not actual size). The finished owl can be used as a hanging ornament or tree top. We will also investigate different types of felting needles and ergonomic methods of felting. In addition, students can explore wool from various breeds of sheep to earn which type of wool is better for a particular task. This class is suitable for both beginner and intermediate felters. All material will be provided by the instructor. The material includes a felting needle which students can take home for future projects. Each student will create one owl. The majority of wool used in this project comes from Vermont sheep.
Materials Fee: $35
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.