Needle Felting Art Dolls: A Workshop and Retreat with Marie Spaulding
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION JAN 01 - JAN 31
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
Date: March 23-25, 2017 THUR, FRI, SAT (this is an overnight retreat)
Time: THUR 10am Meet at Living Felt for Introductory Session
THUR 3PM -9PM with dinner in between. Class re-convenes in Creative Space at B&B in Wimberley (we will convoy over there)
FRI & SAT Classes 9am - 4pm with extra time for felting, coaching and learning before and after class
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737, and B&B in Wimberley to be disclosed to registrants
Materials Fee: $0 for early bird registrants, $25 afterwards
Includes wool, Armature, Foam, use of Needles and shop tools
Students may purchase additional fibers, and supplies from the shop if desired.
Students will work with Living Felt brand fibers including our CW-1 Core Wool and MC-1 Felting Batts and fine Merino Top.
Needle Felting Fantastical and Artful Dolls:
Marie Spaulding has been needle felting doll since she first learned to felt.
Learn her techniques for making exhibit quality dolls and fantasy characters including pointy noses, ears and lively eyes and hands.
Explore wet felting and nuno felting for interesting costumes.
*Students will be free to put their emphasis where desired. If you want to make three heads instead of a full doll, we can support that.
If you prefer to spend time on costuming over articulated fingers, you will be supported and coached towards seeing your goals met.
If you want to make a Santa, you can do that! This will be a great opportunity to follow your inspiration.
If you prefer to attempt a more abstract doll using found objects, that will be supported also. (bring the objects and some hand tools or a drill :)
This workshop is specifically designed as a retreat to help achieve detailed dolls in just a few days.
Students will be encouraged to felt after dinner to get the most out of the experience.
We will stay at a comfortable and spacious B&B in Wimberley.
The venue has a very large creative space where you can work early or late without disturbing others.
Breakfast will be served and you will have kitchen priveledges if you wish to make your own food/snacks.
Enjoy needle felting in the early morning on the covered porch while sipping tea.
We can coordinate group walks, stretching, yoga, dinner out one night...and make it a great time creating together.
*For those flying in, please call or email customer service. We are happy to help you make arrangements and transfers from the hotel to save expense.
- Shared rooms are comfy and homey. 2-3 people per room
- Breakfast and snacks are included
- Chef prepared dinner on our first night
- Includes all B&B fees and taxes
- We will have options for group lunch/dinners, going out to dinner, dinner on your own.
- Private rooms, please call for availability...or for those preferring to stay offsite, Wimberley is the closest town.
What to Bring:
- Students should bring photos or digital image library of inspirations for their doll.
- Bring your favorite needle felting tools, fibers and notions/embellishments
- Needle and thread, scissors, rulers, at least one towel.
Food/ Snacks --( Coffee, tea and some snacks provided )
The b&b has refrigerators, microwave, stove and oven that we can use
PICS FROM OUR 2017 RETREAT