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POSTPONED — Painting with Wool: Robin Needle Felting Virtual Workshop with Laura Berlage

Images courtesy Laura Berlage

*THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED. It will be rescheduled for this fall. For updates on when it will be rescheduled, subscribe to our newsletter here.*

Have fun with needle felting in a virtual class teaching you to make your own wool robin! Fiber arts instructor Laura Berlage will guide you step-by-step through transforming carded wool into your own adorable spring critter, using a kit of supplied materials including hand-dyed wool from  her farm’s flock of sheep, robin-specific accoutrements, and a foam work surface. Enjoy the process of making your own cute wool friend! The kit supplies enough materials to make a second robin later, offering further practice in your newfound felting skills.

As part of your registration, a full kit of materials will be shipped to you in advance ($50 value).  Students need to provide their own thread scissors or craft scissors, as well as a computer, laptop, or tablet with a fast, reliable internet connection. Registration deadline for this class is Friday, May 12.

When registering for the class, please make sure to use email addresses you’d like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. Once registered, you will receive a request for a mailing address by ASF staff for the kits. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient’s address or be prepared to forward the kit and all communications.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact when you register for more information about what materials are required.

About the Instructor

Laura is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, WI. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming idea into form and overlapping narrative and visual. Laura also loves working with the many and beautiful natural materials from her farm—especially the wool from her sheep.

Completing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College in 2011, Laura continues her lifelong passion for learning with mentorships and intensives that offer engaged, hands-on teaching with small groups to encourage creativity, imagination, and expression. Her business is Erindale Tapestry Studio.