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Woolly News - Fall 2018

So, where have I been? Sorry for not sending out a newsletter for October. I visited my Dad in Florida for a week and was crazy busy before and after with teaching, making woolly items for the Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour, planning Fall and Winter workshops, and working on custom orders. Then to top it all off, I have 2 stitches in my needle felting index finger which has slowed me down significantly. I am on the mend and slowly getting back to needle felting at full Christmas craft season capacity.

Enough about me. What's coming up is a fun holiday themed get together where we'll make little Santa hats and I'm going to show you how to add string to your woolly critters. I just added a special tea and needle felt workshop at Waterdown's Tea at the White House on December 3. And come see me at the Maker's Market Christmas show December 7 & 8 on James St N in Hamilton. All this info and more are listed below.


December 2, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Spun Fibre Arts, Oakville 

Gnome Workshop

There's still a couple spots left to learn the various techniques of needle felting by creating a fun gnome character that will bring a smile to everyone’s face. This shaggy haired forest dweller is made using the techniques listed below. Choose from a variety of wool colours to give your gnome his/her own personality.

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December 3, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tea at the White House, Waterdown


Teapot Ornament Workshop

Create a beautiful teapot ornament while learning the art of needle felting. Using a cookie cutter as the template, you will create a flat teapot shape and decorate it any way you want. Add a thread or ribbon so you can transform your works of art into ornaments.

You get a pot of tea as part of the workshop. Bonus!!

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Winter Workshops at the Art Gallery of Burlington

The AGB has chosen 3 of my workshops that will be held during the month's of January, February and March. You can learn to make a Woodland Fox, a Hedgehog or take a 2-session Sheep figure class. Sign up starts Monday December 3, 2018.

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This is the last get together of the year and I have something special planned for us! I will show you how to make miniature Santa hats for your little needle felt critters and show you how to attach them with pins so they can be year round friends.

I will also demonstrate different ways to add nylon string and ribbons to your needle felt items to turn them into ornaments.

Please let me know if you plan to attend. My email is

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November 22 - 25

All the Guilds at the Art Gallery of Burlington are participating in an annual Christmas sale. I’m in the Burlington Fibre Arts Guild and will have some of my woolly art for sale during the weekend. 

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December 7 & 8 

Located at Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North in Hamilton

I'm a vendor at the Makers' Market. Stop by to say hello and see what needle felt Christmas themed items I have for sale.

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Turn Your Needle Felt Project into an Ornament

To turn your felted creations into hanging ornament, you need a thin cord or ribbon (I use nylon cord - fishing wire) and a sewing needle. I use a larger sewing needle because it's thicker and easier to get a larger size ribbon or string through the wool. The wool is tightly connected which is what makes it tough for the ribbon to get through. The sharp needle gets through the wool with ease.

Thread the needle with the cord and then push the needle through your wool creation, making sure where it enters and exits has an even balance to properly hang your project. I always tie the cord 3 times to make sure it won't come undone. That's all there is to it! Ribbon can be tougher to get into the wool, but if it's thin enough, you should be able to get it through.

You can also use a crafters' awl tool to make a hole into your object. 
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