F05 Felted Faces with Kristen Walsh

Wednesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Turf Valley – Willows E

Learn all the needle felting techniques to turn wool roving into a human face! Really! You choose…white or flesh colored. These are the same techniques necessary to make human (or mermaid) figures, Santa ornaments and more! This is a great seminar for launching into even more complicated works. Skill level: Advanced beginner. Maximum number of students: 15.

Class Code: F05 Class Fee: $55. Materials fee: $15.

Kristen Walsh has been involved in creative things her whole life. She has been exploring fiber for many years – first knitting, then spinning and finally felting. Kristen has been earning attention for her felting, winning prizes at the Old Saybrook Arts Show, Marlborough Arts Center and Glastonbury Arts Show in Connecticut, selected as a Best in Show finalist at the Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia and having work selected for several publications as well as exhibits across the country. Kristen also enjoys teaching (teaching at fiber festivals all over the Northeast including the New York Sheep & Wool and Maryland Sheep & Wool festivals) and finds great satisfaction in helping people who might not think they are creative find the creative spark that she believes lives in all of us. She teaches out of her studio, at art centers and galleries, fiber shops and schools. She also gives lectures about the origins of felting with the hopes of getting more people ‘hooked” on felting. Kristen sees no end to the possibilities with felting. She wants to continue exploring felting through continued teaching as well as creating her own felted art.

2020 Catalog Cover Artist

Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

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Attention please! We ended up with a small quantity of 2020 merchandise left over from our virtual festival order. This includes short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, sling bags, backpacks, posters, note cards and enamel pins. Sorry, no mugs, and not all sizes are available in the shirts and sweatshirts.

You can view these items at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/, but because of the limited quantities you CANNOT ORDER THEM ONLINE. All items will be sold by telephone order ONLY on a first come, first served basis. Orders will be accepted by Sheepman Supply at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. I repeat, orders will be accepted by TELEPHONE ONLY at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

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