xx-Sold Out-xx F08 Needle Felted Teacup Village Pincushion with Kristen Walsh
Thursday, April 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Turf Valley – Willows E
In this fun, fast paced yet beginner friendly class you’ll learn foundational needle felting techniques that will open the door of this amazing art/craft form! Wool can be twisted, rolled and folded in specific ways (and then needled, of course) to create every shape imaginable. Come with ideas for your little teacup town (is it rural or urban?) and you’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation to use decoratively or as a pincushion. AND, as an added bonus, you’ll have a chance to try your hand at embroidery stitches to further enhance your lovely work. Skill level: Beginner. Maximum number of students: 15.
Class Code: F08 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: $20.
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.