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A Very Happy New Year! Welcome 2020!

Wow... 2020! When I was a little girl of about ten years of age, I remember one particular day in elementary school class (at good old J.A. Wendt Elementary in Cathlamet, WA) where the teacher talked about the possibilities in our future. She specifically mentioned the nearly impossible (then) to imagine 2010.

I daydreamed about what my grown up, old, adult self would be like, what the world would be like then. But especially worked at trying to envision myself older than my parents. It’s the way my analytical and artistic brain works. That image and concept stuck with me and fascinated me for a couple years, actually...until my teen hormones raged and my world evolved around the teen me.

When 2010 actually happened, I smiled and flashed back to my ten year old self, and though I’d gotten it pretty much all wrong, I remembered the way my imagination had whirled and how it helped guide my critical thinking skills and my self-perceptions. It was a very fond and happy memory.

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New Class Schedule for Winter/Spring 2020!

I’m writing this just a few days before Christmas, and my needle felting deadlines are nearly finished, and that means I get to start working on class projects for the new year! Yippee!!

It is so much fun for me to conceive, design, and create class projects. (Maybe too much fun? Not even...) I want every one to be original and to use elements that, once learned, can be used for future needle felting projects by those who took the class. I also want them to dazzle and make my students and workshop attendees feel marvel and amazement over what they created simply my stabbing some fluffy wool batt with a pointed, notched, fragile needle!

So I am especially tickled to share my upcoming class schedule with you all! As I have been, these classes will also be held at the Ewe and I in enchanting, historic downtown Chehalis, WA.

If you’re interested in more information, you can check out my Facebook page Events.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, to reserve your seat, since we typically…

Local Classes for December 2019

I have just added one more class to my schedule for December 2019! So fun!

These classes are local to the Lewis County, Washington area, to be held at Ewe and I on N. Market St., in beautiful, historic downtown Chehalis, Washington.  Sign up online, or stop by their store, whichever is more convenient for you. Drop-ins are also welcome, and payment can be made day of class.

I'll be offering four classes for the festive holiday (and last) month of 2019. I am looking forward to all the laughs, stabbing, and hot mocha breves! And seeing everyone there!

Fri., 12/6/19  Wool Needle Felt Painting--Starry Night Nativity Silhouette (2D wool-painting)
Sat., 12/7/19 Dimensional Needle Felt Christmas Ornaments (2D ornaments in bamboo hoops, with a 3D twist)  
Fri., 12/13/19 Felted Snowscene Wreath (a mash-up of 2D and 3D needle felting)

Sharing the joy of needle felting through teaching

In 2013, I was offered an opportunity to share my love of needle felting with others. A local yarn-fiber shop (and cheese creamery) saw my all wool gargoyle, and some of my other work, and asked if I would consider teaching needle felting classes at their store. They had spinning, knitting, and other classes that covered all manner of wool and fiber crafts and art, so I was very honored to be asked. I was also a bit nervous about it; honestly, I wasn't sure how well I could convey the process of needle felting to others. But it was also exciting, to think about sharing this wonderful art and craft with those who were wanting to learn a new fiber skill-set. The deciding factor? It was the thought of sharing the pleasure and pure fun of needle felting with my new local community.

The store was Ewe and I Yarns in historic Chehalis, Washington. It was opened by a family who owned and operated Black Sheep Creamery, an East Friesian sheep ranch over 100 years old. They ope…

Where does the time go?! Oh, I goes while I'm stabbing wool!

I was actually stupefied when I stumbled back upon this long forgotten blog. I'd started it years ago, before my needle felting had grown to a point of occupying my every spare moment. Even as I type this, I'm shaking my head at how much time has gone by, and how completely and totally I had forgotten all about my desire to write about my needle felting.

Cool thing is, in all this time, my needle felting has grown, developed, and become even a greater passion. I began teaching classes in my local town, started a Facebook group (Sculptural Needle Felting) to share and help others (and get some inspiration myself), and put time into growing a home-based business.

The teaching is awesome, the Facebook groups are a lot of fun, and stretching my needle felting skills has been exciting! I'm now adding 2D wool "painting" to my skill chest. (See the cardinal image, my very first 2D flat needle felted picture.)

I decided to close my business on Feb. 1, 2019, and I closed m…

Excited to be showcased on the Living Felt blog! It inspired this mini-tutorial...

I was so surprised, and completely delighted the day I found out that Living Felt featured my gargoyle on their blog. Thank you so much, Marie!

Thinking back on it, I became inspired to give a mini-tutorial of how I made my gargoyle. So, this is my first post on my new blog. Couldn't be more fitting than to start with "Garg," my little buddy!

Brutus (as his owner, my brother, has named him) is affectionately known to me as "Garg," and he was one of my first needle felted pieces. He's also my largest piece to date. Being the size of a house cat, he was a bit formidable for a novice felter, but he taught me a tremendous amount, and I was very pleased with him in the end. He'll always be a special piece to me!

Here are some photos of my process in creating Brutus, and a few notes about what I was thinking along the way, and why I chose to do what I did.

First things first... the wool and needles. (By the way, I get nothing for these recommendations other …