Live Needle Felting Workshops

 My studio is in the rural community of Cave Junction, Oregon where I will be hosting needle felting workshops and multi-day retreats.

This is a great place to visit – we are near the magnificent coast redwoods of Northern California and near the Oregon Caves.  A first-class RV / Tipi camping resort is within walking distance from my studio along with a store / deli, fine dining and even the local watering hole.  So gather up a few friends and book a Felt Alive Workshop for some SERIOUS Needle Felting FUN and do some sightseeing while you are here.

That’s me beneath an ancient Coast Redwood tree in Jedediah Smith Park in Northern California; a 30 minute scenic drive from my studio. The Pacific Coast is just minutes beyond.
Contact me for details on booking a Felt Alive Workshop

1/2 day Needle
Felting Workshop

Felt Alive Free-Style Needle Felting

Free Style Needle Felting Workshop Projects
Free Style Needle Felting Workshop Projects

Perfect for teens on up!  Learn the basics of sculptural needle
felting and let your imagination do the rest!

1 Day Needle
Felting Workshop

Felt Alive Pups

Needle Felted Pups Workshop Project
Needle Felted Pups Workshop Student Project

Fully jointed needle felted pups.  Adorable and lively new best friends come to life in this relaxed and fun needle felting workshop.  Also available as a Pups needle felting Workshop

Private Lessons:

Visit my studio for an afternoon of private, one-on-one, intensive needle felting instruction as simple or advanced as you need. Come alone or bring a friend or two – 4 Hours of Private Instruction – $85 per person plus materials. Advance reservations required.


Saturday June 30, 2012

11-2 pm

Felt Alive Garden Art

Worms, Bugs and Flowers!

needle felted garden art

Wool is naturally resilient to the elements and needle felted art makes fun garden decor. I’ll show you easy techniques and you’ll go home with worms bugs and flowers to liven (or should I say Felt Aliven) up your garden!

$35 pp includes materials Reserve a seat today!

4-7 pm

Finger Puppet Fairies!

Discover how truly magical needle felting can be.

$35 pp includes materials Reserve a seat today!


Thursday July 12, 2012

6-9 pm

Needle Felted Blobsters

blobsters

$35 pp includes materials Reserve a seat today!

Let your intuition guide you as you bring an animated and loveable creature to life from just a few blobs of colorful wool.

$35 pp includes materials Reserve a seat today!


Saturday July 14, 2012

1-4 pm

Garden Art – Worms, Bugs and Flowers!

needle felted garden art

Wool is naturally resilient to the elements and needle felted art makes fun garden decor.

$35 pp includes materials Reserve a seat today!

5-8 pm

Needle Felted Blobsters

blobsters

Let your intuition guide you as you bring an animated and loveable creature to life from just a few blobs of wool.

$35 pp includes materials Reserve a seat today!


Saturday July 28, 2012

An Introduction to Sculptural Needle Felting

Needle Felted Man in the Moon

Needle Felted Man in the Moon needle felted man in the moon

Make a date with The Man (or Woman) in the Moon! This workshop is so much fun as we make needle felted faces on a crescent moon body using only wool and barbed felting needles. Learn to make expressive eyes and a smiling mouth with bright white teeth. Learn the basics of wrinkles and shading too – all with wool! No sewing, no painting and no previous needle felting experience necessary. Your finished Moon will be about 12″ long plus a felted wool hanger.
Dates are flexible – I just need two people to book a date for this workshop so invite a friend and I’ll be happy to schedule at your convenience.

1 Day Workshop – 10 am – 6 pm with a break for lunch from 1-2 pm. Lunch is not provided there is a deli across the street or you are welcome to bring your own lunch and we’ll dine outdoors in the shade of the covered patio.

$125 pp includes materials
Along with learning basic techniques for bringing wool to life using sculptural needle felting techniques, you will gain an understanding of selecting wool and supplies to bring your own ideas to life in needle felted wool. You’ll discover a world of possibilities as I share my unique Felt Alive insight into this amazing art craft. And you’ll take home a unique needle felted character of your very own design!


Needle Felting Retreat – Exploring Needle Felted Doll Making

I’ll take you through all aspects of making lifelike needle felted dolls – from making a core structure,

September 6-10,2017

For those that would love to join me for a multi-day, in-depth look at needle felted doll-making, I’m hoping to offer a 3 day / 5 night needle felting retreat hosted at the new guest house at Lone Mountain RV Resort near my studio. I can just picture it! Wake up to the smell of campfire and coffee to get the day started, grab some breakfast and take a morning stroll along the nature trail to get ready for fun and intensive needle felting instructions during the day with more personalized help in the evenings. After dinner, we can needle felt under the stars in the evenings until we just can’t go on. So bring your rv or tent, or reserve a bed in the guest house or sleep under the amazing night sky in an authentic Native American Tipi!

$595 pp includes 5 nights lodging (guest house, tipi or rv or tents spaces) with optional meals included. Meals will be a group endeavor with groceries provided in the fully stocked kitchen in the guest house and you are welcome to bring your own food too. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice. Lodging choices are on a first-come, first-serve basis and all I need are commitments from 6 people by Aug 15th to make it happen. Please contact me for more details.


Getting Here:

We are located in the tiny, rural community of O’Brien in the scenic Illinois River Valley of southern Oregon. Just minutes from the Northern California border on Hwy 199 that runs from Interstate 5 in Grants Pass, Oregon to Hwy 101 at Crescent City, California on the Pacific Coast. The closest airports are in Medford, Oregon (65 mi) & Crescent City, California (45 mi)

Where to stay:

Located in the heart of the Illinois River Valley in O’Brien, Felt Alive Studio is a short walk from Lone Mountain RV Resort which offers rv spaces, a guest house, tent sites, tipi rentals and hot showers and laundry. We are close to a store /deli and right next door to McGrew’s Steakhouse. Besides the fire station and post office, that about sums up O’Brien. But we are just are just 7 miles from Cave Junction, OR and there are many inns, b&bs & resorts scattered throughout the Illinois River Valley.

illinois river valley oregon

While you are here, you might as well plan on staying an extra day or two to take in some of the local sites. A guided tour through The Oregon Caves is a fabulous adventure and the magical Forest Moon of Endor (also known as the California Redwoods) is just a short and scenic drive away with the great Pacific coast just beyond. If you’ve never visited this part of the country before, I can guarantee you are in for a treat and we’ll be happy to point you to our favorite places we’ve found to explore.



Look at the FUN we
are having!!

1/2 day Needle
Felting Workshop

Felt Alive Free-Style Needle Felting

Perfect for teens on up!  Learn the basics of sculptural needle
felting and let your imagination do the rest!

1 Day Needle
Felting Workshop

Felt Alive Pups

 

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1/2 day Needle
Felting Workshop

Felt Alive Blobsters


A fun and easy project with surprise results! 

Inspired
by intuitive characters from
Birgitte Krag
Hansen’s
book New Felt


I also offer Needle Felted Blobsters
as a FREE Online Video Workshop on my new website

http://learnneedlefelting.com/free/

3 Day  Needle
Felting Workshop

Felt Alive Needle Felted Dolls


Create a fully jointed needle felted wool doll in this comprehensive
3 day workshop.

Also available as a

Video Workshop

1 Day Needle Felting Workshop

Felt Alive Funny Faces


A fun and intuitive project to learn the basics of
needle felted faces. 


When’s the last time you made a
Funny Face? 
 

Also available as a

Video
Workshop

Felt Alive Needle Felting Workshops are a
great way to learn new skills and make new friends! 

My collection of Felt Alive
dolls is waiting to meet you!

 

1 Day Needle
Felting Workshop

The Man in the
Moon

A Crescent Moon
with an expressive face! 

Fun for all skill
levels.


Contact me for details on booking a Felt Alive Workshop

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