Erindale Tapestry Studio Presents

Laura Berlage

Needle Felt Your Pets

We all love our pets!  What if you could needle felt your very own for yourself or a friend?  In this offering of classes, you’ll learn how to make your very own needle felted cat or dog, based on photos of the pet of your choice.  So adorable! This course will take you step-by-step through the process of transforming wool roving into an adorable version of your dog that is approximately 4-5 inches tall.  This is for experienced needle felting students, so come prepared to stretch your skills.  You are welcome to make as many pets during the course as you like, with the aid of our live Zoom sessions and pre-recorded video tutorials. Bring your favorite fur friend to wooly life through these exciting classes!
Use the product grid below to build your customized needle felting adventure!  Select either the dog or cat class (or both!), any materials you might need, and submit your order to register.  Zoom classes meet on Thursday afternoons from noon to 3pm CST. Please have several photographs of your beloved pet available as a visual aid for the class and think about the pose you would like your pet to be in (standing, sitting, lying down, etc.).  Please send at least one to Laura before the start of the class, so she can get to know your pet as well and can better assist you in personalizing your project. The individual sessions will not be recorded, but pre-recorded video tutorials specific to this project will be available for you to use during and after the course.  Because everyone's color needs will be quite different (and intermediate to advanced level students often have their own stash of supplies), below is a suggestion for the materials you will need.  Feel free to add additional materials as desired.  Many of these can be sourced right here on our e-store via the grid below! Suggested Materials (No Materials Kit Included in Course):
  • 1 oz. wool roving in the primary color of your dog.  This will be used for structure as well as coloration.
  • Smaller quantities of wool in the secondary colors of your pet, as necessary.  Also consider colors for the nose and mouth.
  • 2 glass eye beads.  We have several types available, or you can use your own.
  • Needle and black thread for sewing on the eyes
  • Stiff thread (like upholstery thread or fishing line) in an appropriate color for whiskers, if desired (optional)
  • Felting needle(s), I prefer gauge 38, 3-sided felting needles.
  • Foam work pad on which to felt
  • A kabob stick for rolling shapes
  • A Scissors
  • Any additional personalization trinkets for your pet, such as ribbon, bells, collars, scarves, hats, get creative if you wish!
Course Outline  This course has 2 sessions, with homework in between.  Again, you are welcome to make more than one pet during the class, if you desire. Session 1:  Meet and greet.  Needle felting refresher and "meet the pets" round robin.  All about building the structure of the pet without wire armature, which makes the shapes more amenable to adjustments as we go Session 2:  Progress report.  Coloring and personalizing your pet.  Mimicking the texture of fur in wool.  Adding eyes, whiskers, and personalization.  Celebrate our adorable pets! Please make sure the email you use during the checkout is the email you'd prefer Laura uses for class communications.  This is the email that will receive the link and password to the pre-recorded tutorials, as well as your Zoom link before the first class.  Thank you, and happy felting!
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Needle Felt Your Dog, July 6-13
$145.00
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Needle Felt Your Cat, July 20-27
$145.00
felting needles in holderusing felting needle
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Felting Needles, Set of 2
$2.00
foam pad
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Foam Felting Pad
$2.00
black glass beadsdoggie closeup
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Eye Beads, Black Set of 10
$2.00
triangle glass eye beadsfelted rabbits
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Eye Beads, Triangle Black Core Set of 10
$2.00
eye beads for felting
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Eye Beads, Set of 4 Your Choice Color
$1.50
antique red
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Antique Red Roving
$5.00
black
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Black Roving
$5.00
chick yellow roving
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Chick Yellow Roving
$5.00
fox orange
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Fox Orange Roving
$5.00
heathered fawn
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Heathered Fawn Roving
$5.00
lilac pink
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Lilac Pink Roving
$5.00
marigold
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Marigold Roving
$5.00
milk chocolate
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Milk Chocolate Roving
$5.00
mottled brown roving
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Mottled Brown Roving
$5.00
natural gray
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Natural Gray Roving
$5.00
natural oatmeal
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Natural Oatmeal Roving
$5.00
natural white
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Natural White Roving
$4.00
peachy pink
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Peachy Pink Roving
$5.00
sandy brown
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Sandy Brown Roving
$5.00
striped autumn
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Striped Autumn Roving
$5.00
sunshine roving
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Sunshine Roving
$5.00

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