We have regular monthly needle felting classes, plus special wet and nuno felting classes when the weather is warm. Call the shop to register for classes or for more information: 203-245-5921.
Monthly Needle Felting Club- Learn to Make anything! With Deidre of Gryphon & Unicorn Studio. Sunday, May 12, 2019 2-4:30 PM. $35.00 (includes fiber –felting pad and needles extra). $10.00 deposit holds your space. Beginners and older children welcome!
Come learn to make a fun and colorful Dragon or Fairy, or anything you want! Deidre will lead you through the steps to make one of these fabulous creatures using only wool and barbed needles. You will leave with a colorful creature and the knowledge to make more.
Introduction to Nuno Felting: Scarf/Shawl. With Becky Devivo. Sunday, June 9, 2019. 10 AM- 4 PM. $150.00. $50.00 deposit holds your space. Price includes most materials. Bring interesting yarns you might want to incorporate into your piece. Materials also available for purchase. Lunch break: bring your own (fridge and microwave available, plus snacks and tea) or order from local restaurants.
Join Becky as she shows you how to create a wearable piece of art from wool and silk and funky yarns! Nuno felting is a technique that combines wool fibers with an open weave fabric to create wearable pieces with beautiful drape and textural interest.
In this class, we will learn about the properties of wool and how it becomes felt, combining fine merino with silk fabrics to create a thin, wearable piece that also has structural integrity. You will use soap, water, and agitation to create your fabric. You will learn the fundamentals of fiber layout, choosing materials for your project, and will learn skills that will be applicable to future felting projects.
This is a wet-felting class, AND VERY PHYSICAL, so come prepared with work/play shoes and clothes and an old towel or two.
Beginning Needle Felting with Shannon Herrick
Needle felting is a fun way to make shapes such as flowers and animals. Come and learn how to make a Sheep with Shannon Herrick, aka The Spun Monkey– a talented felter, dyer, spinner, and all around crafty lady!. You will learn how to manipulate wool roving and loose fibers with sharp, barbed needles that cause the fiber to felt without water. Bring your sense of fun and adventure!
DATE : Sunday, November 12, 2017: 10 AM-1 PM
COST $40.00 (fiber provided) $10.00 holds your space
Maximum 6 students.
Felting kits: needles, mat and extra fiber additional cost.
Class is intended for adults or older children due to the use of sharp needles.
MAKE YOUR OWN FELTED DRYER BALLS. With Shannon Herrick. Sunday, January 31, 2016. 4-6 PM. $30.00. All materials provided. Ages 7 and up.
Learn to make a very useful item: felted dryer balls! Shannon will guide you in making fun, colorful balls which are great gifts. She will have a variety of essential oils available as well so you can find the perfect scent!
What are the benefits of using wool balls in your dryer?
They decrease drying time, saving you money on utility bills.
Commercial fabric softeners and dryer sheets are filled with harmful chemicals and perfumes that coat your clothing, eventually ending up on your skin. There are no chemicals in wool dryer balls!
Commercial dryer sheets can be costly, and are thrown away after use. Wool dryer balls can be re-used for years, saving you hundreds of dollars.
Commercial fabric softeners shouldn’t be used on cloth diapers. Wool dryer balls are perfect for keeping your cloth diapers soft and chemical-free.
Wool dryer balls won’t affect the absorbency of your towels, kitchen cloths, or cloth diapers – commercial softeners will.
100% wool dryer balls increase fluffiness and reduce static as dryer loads tumble.
Dryer balls help to soften clothes naturally.
How do they work?
It’s simple. They bounce around in the dryer separating clothes, allowing more hot air to circulate through all the garments. As they tumble, the wool balls fluff your laundry, reduce wrinkles, and basically pummel the laundry to make it softer. They do so much more than a dryer sheet by pulling moisture out of your clothes so you don’t have to run the dryer as long. The more dryer balls you have in a load, the shorter the drying time will be.
All class materials are to be purchased from Madison Wool. Unless specified, class fee does not include pattern or materials. To register for classes, call the shop at 203-245-5921 with your information and deposit (credit card). We will accept mailed checks as well. Many classes from visiting teachers require you to register directly with them. Please call or email us with any questions. If we cancel class for any reason (usually only due to weather or teacher illness), you get store credit or you may take rescheduled class. Class deposit/fee non refundable five days prior to class; cancellations prior to this get store credit less deposit. We take extenuating circumstances into consideration, so please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend a class.