Mending Your Winter Woollens with Andrea
What’s it all about?
Holes in your jumper? Ladder in a cardigan? Or scarf that's fallen victim to moths? All’s well that mends well!
Join us for a class where you will learn how to mend your woollens with the simple technique of needle felting. Needle felting is the process of turning loose wool into a solid felt using a barbed needle - it’s a very easy craft that doesn’t require extensive equipment.
You can mend with bold, visible colours and shapes, or create a subtle mend that colour-matches your garment.
This class will provide all materials to mend and take home - just bring your not-quite-perfect woollens to be made beautiful again!
This class is suitable for absolute beginners.
What will we cover?
This hands-on workshop will teach:
- The basics of needle felting
- Different tools and their purposes
- Types of fabrics and repairs that are appropriate for the needle felting technique
- Shapes and ideas for visible mending (or simply for decoration!)
- How to use your garment's excess fibres as a guaranteed colour match!
- You will take home a felting needle, felting block and felt to continue your new mending skill!
Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
Discounted Early Bird Tickets
Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
What should I bring?
All materials are provided: needles, roving wool, and a felting block.
Just bring the material to be mended - please note that needle felting works best on woollen knitwear, boiled wool/felt, or fine wool and silks. Acrylics are not recommended, as these fabrics don’t felt well.
Who will be teaching?
Andrea (she/her) collects crafts and hobbies, and has a particular fondness for fibrecrafts. She has been knitting since she was 10 years old, and over the past few years has added embroidery and needle felting to the regular rotation - with spinning and weaving to come next! She has two ragdoll cats, a small army of houseplants, and loves teaching others her passions.
Photo: Student and teacher's wonderful work.
Any questions or other accessibility needs we can help you with? Feel free to email Maddy (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org.