My next felting class will be on Thursday, February 18, 2016:

Create a Creature: As you can see from the happy students above, Create a Creature needle felting class is fun and all up to you and your imagination! Create a small creature of your choosing-bring a picture for inspiration, or just your mind and I will help you put your creature together shape by shape! The class will be held at 712 Innovations, Topeka’s maker space located at 712 S. Kansas Avenue. Go here to purchase your ticket and reserve your space at class:

https://www.facebook.com/events/539034682923169/

6-8pm, $25 per person, all supplies included

I have discovered that wet felting classes don’t do very well during the winter in Kansas-Who Knew?? So the class scheduled for next Saturday, which was the follow up class to January’s wet felt with a resist class, will be rescheduled for later in spring. Which means, the next wet felting class will be held on March 5, 2016 from 9am to Noon at the Potwin Presbyterian Church located at 400 SW Washburn.

Students from last year’s Wet Felt Painting, or Painting with Wool, class produced some amazing paintings, and I’m looking forward to seeing what YOU create!

Wet Felt Painting: Learn to create a beautiful painting from wool prefelt and other fibers.Saturday, March 5, 9am-Noon, at Potwin Presbyterian Church, Memorial Hall, $45 per student ($25 materials fee included). If students wish to bring their own materials, please consult with instructor for materials list. CLASS MINIMUM 6, MAXIMUM 12

To pay your class fee and reserve your spot in this class, email your PayPal address to me at annasplaceofholding@gmail.com

So, let’s kick off your creativity with a felting class!

I need your input!

If you’ve ever taken a felting class from me, I would greatly appreciate you taking a few moments to fill out the short survey below. My goal in 2016 is to bring more and better felting classes to you, and to do so, I need to know what you think.

https://form.jotform.com/60146302401135

Thank you for taking the time to let me know what you think-I hope to see you soon! Until I do, go stab something into existence!

Anna

PFA Open Stitch is next week!

I sure hope that you will join us as we meet for Open Stitch on Wednesday, January 27, from 6-9pm. We are trying a new venue out-712 Innovations, Topeka’s own makers space, who has graciously offered to host our Open Stitch for January. They are located at 712 S. Kansas Ave., right in downtown Topeka, and there is parking along Kansas Avenue as well as on 7th and 8th Streets. Please come join us!

And, if you’ve ever attended Open Stitch before, I’d like to know what you think! Please take a moment to fill out the survey below and I’ll report your answers to the board members at our retreat later in the month. Just click the thank you below and you’ll be taken to the survey page!

Thank you for your thoughts!

thursday class!

A few examples of what you might decide to do after you’ve taken this Thursday’s Class, Needle Felt Embellished note pad pouch. This class is an excellent introduction to embellishing items with needle felt, and I’ll have several examples with me to give you ideas for your post class exploration.

Come Stab Things into Existence with me Thursday at 712 Innovations!

Felting with a Resist

Have you wondered how to make felt vessels? Hats? bags? If so, then come explore felting with a resist and decide if you want to continue this exploration with a bigger project later.

We will use a simple resist to create a cup cozy (or simple vessel, tealight holder). You’ll get a feel for making even felt layers as you build the cozy over the resist. We will work with undyed wool as the primary felting material, but you will have access to a fiber bar with colors and textures to add a design to your project.

Wet Felt with a Resist:

Beginner level class, creating a cup cozy, learn to work with a resist

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9am-Noon , at Potwin Presbyterian Church, Memorial Hall, CLASS MINIMUM 6, MAXIMUM 12

$30 per person, all supplies included

And-if you want to continue to explore felting with resists, then be sure to sign up for the February wet felting class where we will up the game and create a clutch bag or ereader pouch with a resist!

To register for the class, email your paypal address to me at annasplaceofholding@gmail.com and I’ll invoice you for the class fee-then show up on Saturday the 9th at 9am! I hope to see you at class!

CLASSES!

NEEDLE FELTING CLASSES (HELD AT 712 INNOVATIONS, REGISTER AT 712 INNOVATIONS FACEBOOK PAGE)

Needle Felted Snowman Ornament: Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6-8pm, $20 all supplies included

Needle Felt Embellished Note Pad Pouch: Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6-8pm, $25 per person, all supplies included

Create a Creature: Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6-8pm, $25 per person, all supplies included

Needle Felted Flower Brooch/Headband: Thursday, March 19, 2016, 6-8pm, $25 per person, all supplies included

WET FELTING CLASSES (HELD AT POTWIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-REGISTER VIA EMAIL TO annasplaceofholding@gmail.com)

Wet Felt with a Resist: Beginner level class, creating a cup cozy, learn to work with a resist.Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9am-Noon , at Potwin Presbyterian Church, Memorial Hall, $30 per person, all supplies included. CLASS MINIMUM 6, MAXIMUM 12

Wet Felt with a Resist: Follow up class from previous month-use a resist to create a small felted clutch/ereader bag. Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9am-Noon at Potwin Presbyterian Church, Memorial Hall, $30 per person, embellishment fibers (silks, art yarns, locks, etc.) and yarns provided, students must bring 6-8 oz. wool fiber in their choice of color for the base. (Natural cream color roving available if requested from instructor for $4/oz). CLASS MINIMUM 6, MAXIMUM 12

Wet Felt Painting: Learn to create a beautiful painting from wool prefelt and other fibers.Saturday, March 5, 9am-Noon, at Potwin Presbyterian Church, Memorial Hall, $45 per student ($25 materials fee included). If students wish to bring their own materials, please consult with instructor for materials list. CLASS MINIMUM 6, MAXIMUM 12