Thursday, August 4, 2011

Needlefelting Workshop and Wild & Woolly Fibre Festival in Neepawa

Fibre artist Linda Glowacki is teaching her "Painting with Fleece" needlefelting workshop on Saturday August 13, 1- 3:30, at the Wild and Woolly Fibre Festival in Neepawa. This Festival is part of the Manitoba Sheep Association's annual weekend show and sale. The weekend includes a fleece auction, sheep show, stock dog competition, spinning workshop, sheep to scarf competition and more. You can get updates on the event on their facebook page.

Here's the information on Linda's class:
Needlefelt Workshop ‘Painting with Fleece’
Explore texture, colour and design in a whole new way through the art of needlefelting. The technique is simple - strands of coloured fleece are applied to a woollen fabric background using a special barbed needle - but the possibilities are endless. Linda will provide a choice of designs as inspiration for the picture you will create in this class.

Your new skills can be used to decorate clothing and accessories, to embellish quilts, and to create your own unique fibre art.

The fleece provided is from the Leafhaven backyard flock of purebred Shetland sheep, in a delightful range of natural and hand-dyed colours.

Cost: $45 (includes fabric, fleece in a variety of colours, and felting needles )

Register by emailing
or contact Gerry Oliver of the Manitoba Sheep Association  204-834-2261.

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