:: virtual :: Needle Felting Basics

Enjoy the ease, beauty and natural feel of working with wool while creating a needle felted collage.

Cost:

$65.00 per person

Per Session:

2h 30min

About this experience

Wool needle felting is an easy to learn technique of wool sculpture using barbed needles. Using our hands and a simple hand-held tool, we’ll layer and shape wool roving- minimally processed long bundles of fluffy wool. The result? Collages that can either be solely process oriented, or can be mounted on cork, or another firm surface, to make a decorative piece for your home. Working with this natural material is fun and cathartic, and a great way to bond with your family and friends. Intergenerational pairs such as parent-child, grandparent-grandchild are especially encouraged.

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All classes meet virtually via Zoom. You will be provided with a link in advance of the workshop.

This is a beginner class - no previous skills required. Price includes thoughtfully sourced materials (no additional materials fees) that will be available for pick-up or delivery to you (locally via e-bike and otherwise via USPS - shipping costs are not included in class fee) in advance of the workshop. Students also get a one-time use 15% off discount card for use during and up to two weeks following the last class session.

CANCELLATION POLICY // Wild Hand is happy to offer a store credit refund for cancellations made a week or more in advance. For cancellations made less than a week in advance we can offer a 50% store credit refund.

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SONIA GORDON-WALINSKY (@soniagordonwalinsky) is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator working primarily in wool, paper and clay. With a focus on moving beyond society's mainstream beauty standards, her gray-haired dolls, gender-neutral dolls and dolls of people with missing limbs make visible the often invisible and express the beauty that lies within each and every human being. Sonia and her mother, ceramic artist Nina Gordon, collaborate together in the creation of wool dolls with clay sculpture. Their work is currently on exhibit at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC.