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ONLINE: Painting with Wool: Needle-Felting Inspired by Rosemaling

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


embroidery in the rosemal styleExplore the magic of needle felting in a peaceful, floral rosemaling form and take your colorwork skills to a new level. In this class, Laura Berlage will show you how to stretch your felt backing onto an embroidery hoop, how to keep it tight for ease of use, and how to transform the beautiful array of hand-dyed roving from her farm’s sheep into your own interpretation of the design. Enough wool of each color will be supplied, so you can work any of the colors on the pattern as suits your taste. Focus will be given to shape creation, color blending, and three-dimensionality. At the end, Laura will offer suggestions for using or mounting your finished piece. Bring your creative spirit and love of wool! The design is inspired by pieces from the Vesterheim collection in collaboration with Vesterheim Gold Medalist rosemaler Patti Goke. This is an intermediate level project and prior experience needle-felting is recommended. Don’t hesitate to contact Josh Torkelson, Folk Art Coordinator, with any questions you may have (jtorkelson@vesterheim.org).

A complete kit of supplies shipped to your home and a special treat from Vesterheim (a $40 value) is included in the cost of enrollment. If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact jtorkelson@vesterheim.org when you register for more information.

Supplies: You will need a work surface like a sturdy table, good light, a pair of scissors, and a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you’d like the kit shipped to, and the email address you’d like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient’s mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.

Enrollment Deadline: April 1, 2021. Enroll here.

Tuition: $90.00 Members, $100.00 Non-members

Level of instruction: Intermediate: Prior felting experience encouraged


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