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Woolly News - Summer 2018

Boy oh boy, summer came in fast and furious and brought us hot, hot, and more hot! I hope you are all staying cool and working on super fun needle felt projects. I decided to combine the July and August newsletter as I got a bad summer-time head cold and it lasted for 2 weeks.

Now I'm back in action making lots of woolly goodies for 2 craft markets in August. I'm not teaching much over the summer but am offering 3 classes at Spun Fibre Arts in Bronte Village Oakville. If you want to have a needle felt party, get 4 or more of your friends and I will teach a private workshop. And if you want some company while working on your projects, there are Needle Felt Togethers in July and August. At the end of this email is a handy needle felt tip.


Stay cool and needle felt on!

SUMMER CLASSES AT SPUN FIBRE ARTS

July 19, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Spun Fibre Arts, Oakville

Needle Felting a Hedgehog

Learn a basic needle felt wire wrapping technique and how to blend wool colours and how to cut and attach Corriedale wool roving in rows to make the cute little hedgie spines.

More info & Sign-up >

July 29, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Spun Fibre Arts, Oakville

Needle Felting a Barn Owl

Barn owls are super cute, and this little gal wants to screech her way into your heart. Techniques you’ll learn include creating the core shape, make and attach wings, and the face detailing

More info & Sign-up >

August 12, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Spun Fibre Arts, Oakville

Needle Felting a Panda

The Giant Pandas may have left the Toronto Zoo, but we can celebrate this gentle bear by making one of our very own. And your woolly panda won’t eat the 12 kilograms of bamboo those wild ones do.

Sign up hasn't been set-up yet, but let me know if you are interested and I'll let you know when Spun adds this class to their website.

AUGUST HANDMADE MARKETS


August 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

I'm a vendor again at the August Kerr Village Market. I'll have sleepy mice, hummingbirds, hedgies, pins, and other woolly goodies for sale. It's outside rain or shine so let's all do a sun dance!

More Info >>

August 18, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

I'm a vendor at the Aldershot Village BIA Market. I'll have lots of woolly goodies for sale. This one is also outside rain or shine.

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SUMMER NEEDLE FELT TOGETHERS


JULY 26 & AUGUST 23

Join me at the summer Needle Felt Togethers which are on July 26 and August 23. from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Williams Fresh Cafe on Brant Street in Burlington. Please let me know if you plan to attend. My email is cathy@woollydoodles.com.

More Info >

NEEDLE FELT TIP OF THE MONTH

 

Making Triangle Shaped Ears


Take two even strips of the wool that are about the same height and width. Fold them in half. Using your needle, make a triangle shape in the middle of your folded wool strip. Fold one side down along one edge and stab along the edge and to the middle. Then fold the other side down along the other edge and stab from the edge and middle. You should have a triangle shape with a fuzzy bottom. Leave the bottom un-felted as you will need to use this to felt the ears onto the core shape. If you have excess wool that you don’t need to attach the ears to the head, you can pull some of the extra wool off the un-felted end.
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