Dates: March 7-8, 2020
Class Times: Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 9am-2:30pm
Instructor: Sue Carey
Open Studio: Sat 7-9pm
Students are encouraged to come up with their own idea for a fantasy project. Suggestions include flying pigs, mermaids, dragons, leprechauns, or your own unique creature. This is an opportunity for students to explore wool felting and their own ideas to create a unique piece. If you are new to felting, this is a chance to discover a new craft under the instruction of a knowledgeable fiber artist. There will also be discussions on wool, fibers, felting, and the ergonomics of craft. The small group setting is ideal for sharing and learning.
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.