Tattoo Your Textiles
Date(s) - Sat, February 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Over The Rainbow Yarn
Needle felting means taking wisps of wool and poking them with a barbed needle to entangle the fibers around one another, producing felt.
In this class, we’re going to use needle felting to decorate the surface of any fabric (be it woven, knitted, or made of felt). If it’s possible to poke a needle through your fabric, you can decorate it with needle felting. Think of it as tattooing your textiles. Draw a picture in wool, make swirly doodles, or just let your wool go wild. Needle felted designs can also be used to form an artistic patch to fill in holes in your sweaters.
You should bring an old sweater from Goodwill, something that you knitted yourself, a random scrap of fabric, or whatever you would like to decorate to class with you. You’ll also need some wool roving and needle felting needles, which are available here at Over the Rainbow Yarn.
In February, we’ve decided to make the Order of the Good Times the theme of the month, so we’ve planned classes in which you can let loose and try something new. The Order of the Good Times was founded in 1606 in Nova Scotia amongst a group of French settlers. The purpose was to get the people through the harsh winter by organizing social gatherings at which food and entertainment would be shared. It would be a morale boost and a reason to get out of the house in the winter time.
- Something to decorate
- Wool roving
- Needle felting needles
- No experience required
Note: When you sign up online, we will reserve a spot for you, but you will have to pay for the class in-store.
Bookings are closed for this event.