Felting predates weaving and has been used for many items including yurts, blankets, rugs, hats, boots, and clothing. It is created from wool or animal fibers that are densely matted together. Felt also protects against cold and insulates against heat, and can absorb and hold moisture. It’s the perfect material for the midwest!
Needle felting is created by using wool roving such as lamb’s wool that can be all natural and is fun to work with. Each individual fiber has tiny scales that hold the wool together after being pushed through with a special tool or needle. You’ll get experience pushing the fibers together so the piece becomes felted or locked together while creating both 2D and 3D pieces. After you finish the three-week class, you will receive materials to take home so that you have the basics to get started.