Hummingbird Ornament Needle Felting with Libby Mortensen

Sunday, June 23rd 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm for a Hummingbird Ornament Needle Felting Workshop with juried artist Libby Mortensen.

Needle-felting uses special barbed needles to transform wool fiber into felt and can be used for 2-dimensional works or sculpted 3-dimensional pieces. Different types and colors of wool, and other fibers are utilized to produce the effect desired, resulting in a range of fun simple forms to more realistic creations. You can get a good start with a little knowledge and some basic tools.

What to expect: You will be making your own life-sized hummingbird (about 3” long) to display as a hanging ornament. Practicing basic wool sculpting techniques, including wrapping and shaping, blending colors, and surface felting, we will aim for completing one hummingbird in class —leaving you with enough supplies to make a second one at home. You will also be learning about basic tools, felting surfaces, gauges of needles and their best uses, and types of wool best suited for needle felting. Experience is helpful but not necessary.

Who should attend: Beginners and Experienced Felters are welcome. Ages 15 and up.

About the Instructor: Libby Mortensen is a Fiber Artist who has been needle felting since 2012 and enjoys passing on her knowledge and experience to students.  She is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and her detailed wool sculptures are sold through the League and at Exeter Fine Crafts.

Tuition is $45.00 per student with a $20 materials fee paid by cash or check to the instructor on the day of class. An optional toolkit (pad and needles) to take home if desired will also be available in class for $10.

Materials fee includes:

  • Wire and wool needed for two hummingbirds, including core wool, several surface colors for details, including some special sparkly fiber and curly wool “locks”.
  • Enough supplies to complete your first hummingbird in class and another like it at home.
  • A variety of tools needed will be supplied for each student to use in class. If you have your own felting pad and needles bring them along. An optional toolkit (pad and needles) to take home if desired will also be available in class for $10.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Those who wish to take the class MUST sign up by Tuesday, June 18th .

To register for this workshop call the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at (603) 279-7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.


Create a Needle Felted Shadow Box with Patsy Frasier

Saturday, July 20th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join artist Patsy Frasier at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, July 20th, 2024 from 10 am to 1 pm for a Needle Felted Shadow Box class.

Focus on fun while needle felting a 5X5 shadow box that can sit on a shelf or hang on the wall.  It will be a semi 3-D picture as you felt the background and then bring it forward with dimensional felting.  Bring a picture for inspiration of follow some of the ideas supplied in class. Students will learn the craft of needle felting to create a beautiful piece of art to take home.

This class is good for those new to needle felting, but all skill levels are welcome.

Tuition is $45 per student with an additional materials fee of $20.00 paid by cash or check to the instructor at the time of the class.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Those who wish to attend MUST sign up by Monday, July 15th.

To register for this workshop, please call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at (603) 279-7920 or stop by the gallery located at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith, NH.


Gnome? Sure I Gnome with Patsy Frasier

Sunday, August 18th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join artist Patsy Frasier at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Sunday, August 18th, 2024 from 10 am to 1 pm for a Needle Felted Gnome class.

If you haven’t felted a Gnome yet you won’t want to miss this.  If you have, you probably want to add to the clan. Felt a traditional style gnome and dress him in style for any season. Students will learn all of the basics of needle felting to create a fully formed gnome figure to take home with them.

This class is good for those new to needle felting, but all skill levels are welcome.

Tuition is $45 per student with an additional materials fee of $20.00 paid by cash or check to the instructor at the time of the class.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Those who wish to attend MUST sign up by Tuesday, August 13th.

To register for this workshop, please call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at (603) 279-7920 or stop by the gallery located at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith, NH.


Fabric Landscape Collage with Cheryl Miller

Sunday, August 25th 12 pm to 5 pm

Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Sunday, August 25th, 2024 from 12 pm – 5 pm for a Fabric Landscape Collage Class with juried artist Cheryl Miller.

In this class students will use printed cottons and batik fabrics to create a textile landscape using raw edge applique stitched by machine.  Students should have a basic knowledge of sewing straight stitch by machine.  There will be time to practice with scraps and then students will create their own landscape that can be framed later if they wish. Sewing machines and fabric will be provided.

Students will need to bring:

  • Fabric scissors
  • A photo, sketch or idea for the landscape they want to create
  • Lunch or a snack
  • Optional any fabrics or lace of their own they might want to use

Tuition is $70 per student, with a $20 materials fee paid cash or check to the instructor on the day of class.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Those who wish to take the class MUST sign up by Tuesday, August 20th. 

To register for this workshop call the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at (603) 279-7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.


Who Gives a Hoot? with Patsy Frasier

Sunday, September 8th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join artist Patsy Frasier at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Sunday, September 8th, 2024 from 10 am to 12 pm for  Who Gives a Hoot? – Beginner Felting class.

Learn the craft of needle felting to create your own adorable felted Owl! Great for adults and children 8 and up (a sharp needle is used in the process). A simple felting project as you’ll start out with a premade base shape. A fun activity for Grandparents Day! Students will learn all of the basics of needle felting to create a fully formed owl figure to take home with them.

This class is good for those new to needle felting, but all skill levels are welcome.

Tuition is $45 per student with an additional materials fee of $15 paid by cash or check to the instructor at the time of the class.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Those who wish to attend MUST sign up by Wednesday, September 4th.  



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