Online Classes

Double Trouble: Mixed Media Raccoons (Online)
Teacher: Karen Straight and Monique Kleinhans
 
Saturday, March 6, 2021
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
 
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
 
Online Class
 
Pre-Registration Closed
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $50.00

2-Day Class: March 6 and March 13   Let your creativity flow as you needle felt two baby raccoons peeking out from a stitched tree hollow in this two-part class. Using wool and felting needles, you will create baby raccoons with dimensionality and expression. You will learn the basics of three-dimensional needle felting, including techniques for molding wool into shapes, different types of wools and their characteristics, and how to choose the best needles for the job. Participants will enjoy exploring basic techniques for creating life-like eyes and incorporating fine details, like whiskers. In the second section, you will stitch a tree trunk and hollow, couching yarn and experiment with adding texture through stitching. You can keep the stitching simple, curving the lines to give the tree character and/or explore decorative and free motion stitching techniques and thread painting to create a wonderfully textured and unique tree hollow for your raccoon creations and explore applique and finishing options.


Note: This class will have two sessions (March 6th 11am-1pm and March 13th 11am-1pm). The class fee includes both sessions, and the Zoom link that will be sent in the confirmation email will be used for both sessions.



  • Student Maximum: 100
  • Category(ies): Rookies and Refreshers, Fiber and Needle Arts, Embellishment, Surface Design, Stretch Your Creativity
  • Experience Level: All welcome
  • Advance Prep: Students will want to set up a workspace with supplies listed in the supply list.

    Reminder: This class will have two sessions (March 6th 11am-1pm and March 13th 11am-1pm). The class fee includes both sessions, and the Zoom link sent in the confirmation email will be used for both sessions.
  • Supply List:
    Please order the required kit directly from Karen for $25 plus shipping or $49 (kit and frame, including shipping) using the link below. Order at least one week before the class to allow plenty of time for shipping. (if you are ordering less than one week before the class, you are welcome to join the class as scheduled, and follow along with the recording once the kit has arrived as you will have access to the recorded class for one year.)
    https://store.bigskyfiberarts.com/shop/32013775/course-packs

     

    You will also need:

    Class Part 1: Ruler and scissors, needle with an eye large enough to thread one horsehair. Recommended and helpful, but not required: Clover pen-style needle felting tool. It holds three needles. 

    Class Part 2: Iron and pressing surface, pen or pencil, blank paper, sewing machine in good working order with both a walking foot and free motion or darning foot. (I prefer an open toe quilting foot with a wide opening but it is not required). Threads, needles (suggested Microtex sharp, Topstitch, Quilting or Embroidery) in sizes appropriate to your thread choices. Strong fabric adhesive (such as E6000). Students are also encouraged to have any additional yarn, or decorative threads or fibers handy that they may want to experiment with including in their project.

  • Completion Level: Most will complete
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