Tue, Oct 17|
My Creative Outlet
Needlefelt This! Batty
Learn how to make a whimsical bat with Bridgette. MIN 4
Time & Location
Oct 17, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
My Creative Outlet, 21758 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311, USA
About The Event
Learn how to needlefelt this Bat with Bridgette. In this 3.5-4hr workshop you will learn how to sculpt wool using only a barbed needle. You will learn how to create and assemble shapes into your bat.
What is Needlefelting?
Needle felting is a dry felting technique which employs one or more specially designed needles to manipulate wool fibers. This technique is used by artists and craftspeople to sculpt objects and embellish textiles with wool. Needle felting can be used to create soft sculpture, dolls, figurines, and 2 dimensional wool paintings.History
Needle felting dates back to the 1980s. The technique was adapted from industrial felting by David & Eleanor Stanwood. They took needles from a wool factory and used them to create handmade felt without the use of water or soap. The skills for needle felting were passed on to Ayala Talpai who wrote books and taught others to needle felt. Today, needle felting is still not as popular as wet felting. However, it has a strong following with people who enjoy arts and crafts.
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