Needlefelting: Beyond Basics

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Needlefelting: Beyond Basics


Needlefelting is a method for felting wool with a barbed needle. Sounds dangerous? It's a very addictive and fun way to play with wool sculptures or to embellish on another felted surface. In this class, you’ll begin with basics but move beyond to create a 3-D creation.


What It's All About

Think of it as an art class featuring wool! You'll take a barbed needle, some fluffy wool roving in fun colours and learn how to create felt to make embellishments, 2D and 3D objects. You'll learn how to create shapes for ornaments and embellishments and then work through a 3D project like our featured Rooster.

We'll provide the class materials: wool roving, felting needle and a high density foam block. We'll also show you some tools that you can use - some from your kitchen drawers and some more specialized tools designed specifically for needlefelting. You'll have fun, and learn how to use a felting needle, make shapes (oval, circle, rod) and folds, create a smooth finish and incorporate other elements such as pipe cleaners.

Skill Level

There are no prerequisite skills required. Please note: you will be working with a sharp, barbed needle; you will need to pay attention to your fingers so you don't jab yourself.


  • 4.5 hours of instruction in the art of needlefelting. You'll complete a couple of small pieces and one 3D rooster!
  • An Ashford Needlefelting Kit; and
  • A high density foam block.

Other important info that you should know about...

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.

  • This workshop may be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have mobility issues and can't manage the stairs, please contact Cynthia:

  • Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens, so we need a cancellation policy, and this is it: 

    • If you cancel 7 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee. 
    • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may ask a friend to take your place.
    • If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise. 
  • Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact
  • Private group or individual sessions are also available. For information please Cynthia (see above).