I’ll be spending a little time up on Amherst Island in a few weeks. And my friends at Topsy Farms have just started selling needle felting kits, along with several different colours of washed and carded wool, or roving. I like their roving best for needle felting as I find a lot of the other roving sold is nicely combed and ready for spinning, but for needle felting, I need it to be a bit rougher.
Here’s their needle felting kit blurb:
I thought a good way to bring some attention to the fact that they’re now selling all you need to make your own wool sculptures would be a needle felting intro workshop! Sally and I have hashed out the details, so if you are in the Kingston/Napanee/Prince Edward County area on Saturday August 23, come out to the island and learn to needle felt! For simplicity’s sake, we’ll be making the sweet birds from my last class at The Purple Purl. (By the way, it’s a steal of a deal since you actually get a kit with the class, and it’s only $20! And you get to spend a little time on the island, which is always a treat. If you want to spend the night, there are some options.
Here’s the info:
Saturday, August 23 10:15 – 11:45 at Topsy Farms, outside the Wool Shed (14775 Front Rd., Stella, ON K0H 2S0 – directions on their contact page)
Adults $20, Teens $15 (minimum age 10)
Learn to make a small bird using a barbed needle and wool roving in this fun and quick to learn fibre art of needle felting! Includes needle felting kit (2 needles, foam, skewer and wool roving).
If you need any more information, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or the folks at Topsy Farms at email@example.com or call them (613) 389-3444. There’s also an 800 number on their contact page, linked above.