It's such a cool place to hangout and be creative. There is almost always a few friends hanging out, knitting, spinning, or doing some other fiber project, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
It all was perfectly timed, without my intention. I had closed my Darlin Girl online business in Feb. 2019, and was finishing up promised commissions and starting on some of my own projects, so my free time was once again just creating, not for sales or marketing a hobby business. And when the classes came up, I had time to create projects for classes and focus all on teaching needle felting.
I, happily, can report that classes began in October, and are gaining attention! A local community news outlet wrote about my upcoming Christmas ornament and wool-painting classes in December, and since returning, I am having so much fun... it's even better than the first time around! I'm offering two kinds of needle felting classes... 3D sculpted figures, and 2D wool-painting. And I'm also doing more classes for projects that are a hybrid of the two forms, and they are extremely fun!
Ewe and I has online and in-person registration for my classes, making it very convenient for my upcoming students and workshop attendees, and I'm super excited that Ewe and I has become the most complete local resource for needle felting supplies! We even have a better selection that any store currently in Olympia! I hope to be able to help Ewe and I grow their needle felting supplies and become the only one-stop needle felting supply store in western Washington! It's a fun journey and I'm loving the teaching and sharing, and watching (and maybe helping just a little bit) a wonderful business like Ewe and I grow and thrive.
For those of you who are relatively local to Chehalis, Washington, here is my class schedule through the end of this year. (We are working on a wonderful new year of classes and I will post them after the holidays.)
- Fri., 11/22/19 Felted Hostess Gift--Plant and Friend!
- Fri., 12/6/19 Wool Needle Felt Painting--Starry Night Nativity Silhouette
- Sat., 12/7/19 Dimensional Needle Felt Christmas Ornaments
More news coming soon, because I have reorganized and streamlined my entire online needle felting presence, and I'll tell you all about it next post.