Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween from the amazing and creative needle felters at The Needle Felters Workshop

 Emily of Shrewsbury by Terry S.
 Marlene - the finger puppet witch by Marina G.

Jack by Monica L.

 Witch by Kay Petal
 Winny and Winkie by Karen J.

Winnie and Ned by Karen Jones

Halloween Pumpkins by Carrol S. and her daughter Haley

Orangine by Angela B.

Frankenstein by Michelle M.

Ichabod Crane, Daredevil & The Headless Horseman by Michelle M.

Vampire by Michelle M.

Vampire Pumpkin by Amy B.

Witch by Lee Anne W.

 Jack O'Lantern by Carolyn J.

Ladybug by Lee Anne W.

 Karen Halloween 1955 by Karen Jones

Vampire Girl by Lee Anne W.

by Karen Jones

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Finger Puppets from The Needle Felters Workshop

I challenged my students to test their mad needle felting skill and make finger puppets.  We are all finding that making these little characters that come to life on our fingertips is nearly addictive.  Once you make one finger puppet you just have to make more for your other fingers.

Our needle felting challenges are for fun and learning and with no deadlines, new members can join the fun too.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Needle Felting Projects by Members of The Needle Felters Workshop

I encourage all of my students to look beyond the workshops while using the skills they learned to bring their own ideas to life.  The members of The Needle Felters Workshop astonish and amaze me daily with their creative projects! 

Here is just  a glimpse of the amazing projects by the members of The Needle Felters Workshop

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

A New Beginning at The End of the Road

My rv travels have come to an end but not my love of teaching needle felting!

We've had a fun couple of years on the road in the rv but it's looking like Oregon may become our second home - Alaska will always be home, home.  In my travels I discovered just how very much I love teaching needle felting and the connections with other creative people.   I have also realized that my dream is to open a needle felting studio where I can host live workshops and offer a place where students can can drop in with their own needle felting projects to work alongside me and other students.  I see it all in my head - complete with guest quarters for travelers and a sheep or two, of course!

But in the meantime, I have built the next best thing!  It's called The Needle Felters Workshop - it's the virtual studio of my dreams!  (minus the guest quarters and the sheep)  It's already bustling with activity with students from all over the world.  They have access to all of my video workshops - 7 titles (over 25 hours of lessons) and counting - and they bring their own projects too.  If they need extra help, I can flip on my video camera and show them how to proceed.  We have fun needle felting challenges and activities and we all learn from each other.

Annual membership is only $79.95

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Still Having Fun in Montana

Well, it's quite possible that I LOVE Montana.

Eureka, Montana

Hungry Horse Dam & Reservoir

OK, OK - we won't park there!

The following pictures were taken at a trip to Going to the Sun Fiber Mill in Kalispell, Montana. I got a lovely tour of the mill, met some funny critters, bought some nice wool and let one of my little felted guys out to play. Fun was had by all!

Lots of woolly goodness!

What's his name likes this place. (no I haven't named him yet!)

Processing Machinery

Sweet Face

Funny Faces

Guarding the homestead

Besides playing with wool and critters at a mill, I attended a dye party at Ruth's house.

What messy fun we had!

And I have been teaching more workshops at Camas Creek Yarn
The Man in the Moon was a great workshop!

These make me smile! I got so busy at the end of a workshop that I missed the group photo op but at least I captured some of the fun!

And did I mention I love Montana?? We love to go for drives in the country - which there seems to be no shortage of here. I love the old farms everywhere.

Yes, it's pretty here.

My boys love to graze in Montana's lush pastures.

I expect them to say Moo any minute now!

Dinner at Natalie's (workshop student) included this Giant Puffball.

It was beyond delicious sliced and fried.

And even with all of this fun I'm having, I'm still finding time for the most fun thing of all!

Needle Felting!! This is Li'l Lyle Lovett coming to life by the campfire.

And to end this post, I have to share this wonderful doll.

This is big Kay with Li'l Kay. Li'l Kay was made by a 12 year old boy. He followed my instructions in my online video workshop for making needle felted dolls and his mom mailed me Li'l Kay.

She is in a white bikini and is looking mighty fine. Good job, Saige!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On The Front Page of the Newspaper!

Yep, that's where I was on Monday. I had been interviewed and photographed by the local newspaper here in Kalispell, Montana but I never expected to get the front page story.

It's not only been great exposure for me, but also for the yarn shop that is hosting my workshops - Camas Creek Yarn. I've gotten some really great feedback from the article and have been asked to stick around the area for even more workshops.

If you want to read the article- Click Here!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Spreading the Love of Needle Felting in Montana

We've been having so much fun in Montana. We were invited here by the wonderful folks at Camas Creek Yarn, in Kalispell where are I've taught several needle felting workshops with two more scheduled. I'll be teaching another PUPS workshop on June 7th and then a brand new workshop - The Man in the Moon on June 12th. Contact Camas Creek Yarn for more info (406) 755-9276

Open the little photo album below for more photos of Camas Creek Yarn.

Needle Felting workshops at Camas Creek Yarn. (open the album below for more!)

We were invited to a knitting retreat (I don't knit) at Camp Tuffit - Ethan fished all weekend on the lake and I relaxed and caught up with some needle felting and some sleep while my new friends learned knitting techniques from world-renowned knitter, Nancy Bush. Camp Tuffit is a 100 year old fishing lodge on the shores of Lake Mary Ronan. So gorgeous!

Open the album below to see more fun in Montana!