Needlefelted Pumpkins



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Learn about needle felting techniques in a friendly and relaxed environment. Get to know the basics of this unique technique by learning how to manipulate wool in three dimensional forms and creating beautiful pieces with Fibre Artist Renata Britez.

In this workshop students will learn how to make two beautiful fall mini pumpkins that can be used as decoration or to give as a gift.

Students will finish this course with a complete piece and base knowledge to apply in future projects.

This beginners’ workshop is appropriate for adults and youth 16 years and up.

What will be covered in this course:

– Basics of needle felting techniques
– Safety procedures in needle felting
– Essential tools for needle felting
– Different types of wool for needle felting
– Blending colours with wool
– Finishing techniques

Students will purchase a material kit from the instructor on the day of the course for $30

(Square is available to pay by card.) Material kit includes everything you need to make your pumpkins and tools to take home:

– 1 felting pad
– 2 felting needles
– core wool (white)
– Hand-dyed Merino wool (orange and neutral colours)
– Intro to felting booklet

COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: In the unfortunate event that the local Saint John Zone must ‘move back’ to stricter social distancing policies and workshops must be cancelled, participants will be refunded for cancelled classes.

Please note that community face masks are required in class.

One day workshop: Saturday, September 25, 2021 • 9am to 4pm (1 hour break for lunch) • Cost for tuition: $60 (plus pay instructor additional $30 for all supplies on the day of the workshop)

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About the Instructor:

Renata Britez is a Textile Artist originally from Brazil and based in Fredericton NB. She is a graduate of the Textile Design Diploma program at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) and currently taking her Masters in Adult Ed at UNB. Her main interest falls in traditional printing methods and natural dyes.

Renata’s work has been shown and sold across the Maritimes. She travels to teach textile workshops around the Region; in the last couple of years, she has taught in various festivals and events including the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival, Edventures NBCCD Workshop Series, SJ Arts Centre and ALMAG. Renata’s goal is to explore and share traditional textile techniques using natural dyes and fibres.

Visit Renata’s website:
Follow on instagram: @rebritezdesigns    @maritimecolours

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