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Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival Needle Felting Workshops

I will be teaching two classes at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival.  Click here to register online. (Scroll down to B6 and C3)

Needle Felted Owl:  Friday, September 28, 1-4pm

Needle Felted Lamb or Lion: Saturday, September 29, 9am-noon

Make a fun and colorful needle felted owl, lion or sheep entirely out of wool!   No experience necessary. Students will learn the basics of needle felting, including how to form shapes and create a smooth solid felted surface with wool, as well as how to add precise details and textures.  Intermediate students will learn ways to improve their technique.


Workshops Series in Rockville  2018

If you prefer, come visit the studio during Open Studio hours to check out the offerings and register in person.  

See After School page for more kids' classes.

If you have a group of four of more, contact Jill at to arrange a private, custom workshop or series of classes.  If you have six or more in your group, you all get a 10% discount. Private lessons are available at $60 per hour.

Make Up Policy: Workshop series are on a rolling basis, and you don't need to take classes on four consecutive weeks. If you miss a single session class, make-up will be arranged during the next session of the same or similar class.

Needle Felting Workshop Series 

This four-week series of needle felting will really allow you to express your creativity and explore the unlimited potential of wool. Beginners will learn to needle felt, and experienced felters will build on needle felting skills. Students will have the options to make their own versions of sample projects or to make original creations of their own design. Meets Tuesday or Saturday mornings for 4 weeks. Classes meet on a rolling basis, and you don't need to attend four consecutive weeks. $125 includes instruction and use of tools and wool for small projects. $15 to purchase foam felting pad and needles to keep.   You can also opt to attend just a single session for $35.

Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm 

Saturdays, 10am - 12pm

If you have another day and time that would be more convenient or a particular project you'd like to make, please gather a small group together and call to arrange a custom class.  Options include a single-session three-hour class ($60 per person including materials) or a series of four two-hour sessions ($125 per person plus materials). 

SOS:  Save Our Sweater (or Shirt) Needle Felting Surface Design Workshop

Do you have a favorite sweater or even a t-shirt that has a hole or two or maybe a stain?  Come needle felt a design to repair and embellish your sweater or shirt. Even if you've never needle felted before, you can give new life to your wardrobe.  Your design can be any colors you like, simple or complex, but you are sure to enjoy the creative experience and getting to wear your creation.  My very first experience with needle felting seven years ago was embellishing a delicate cashmere cardigan with many tiny holes.  I still love it!  I recently tried the same technique on a favorite tencel top with a few holes, and it worked!  Sign up for the class or get a group together for a private craft night out with friends.  

 $30 includes instruction, wool, and use of tools. Additional $20 to purchase foam felting pad, kit, and needles to keep.  Ages 11 and up.

New dates coming soon... Contact Jill if you're interested.

Art Journaling Workshop Series

Art Journaling is a wonderful creative outlet, combining written with visual expression. In this six week series, we will make our own journals, hand sewing mixed media papers, binding and decorating canvas book covers. We will use a wonderful array of art materials, including paints, art markers, gel pens, colored pencils, as well as collage and decoupage. $135 including materials.  Ages 16 and up.

Paper Mâché Workshop Series

If you haven't done paper mâché since elementary school, you'll be amazed at how fun and versatile this fiber arts medium can be. Over the course of four or eight weeks, we will take paper mâché and our creativity to new levels, making sturdy detailed sculptures out of paper and flour. We will finish our paper mâché sculptures with a combination of painting, collage, and decoupage. $165 for 6 weeks  including materials.  Ages 12 and up.

No paper mâché classes are scheduled at this time, but if you would like to put a group of 4 or more together, Jill is happy to find a mutually convenient time to schedule a series of art journaling sessions.