Needle felted mini journal
Texture rules in this mini journal! We begin with a combination of machine and hand needle felting using wool, silk, velvet, fibers, yarns, ribbon, cheesecloth and roving to create a luscious textured surface. Simple hand embroidery stitches are our next avenue of exploration as we add a delightful layer of texture, color, pattern and design. Your beautiful textured fabric can then be used to create a mini journal, small wallet for gift or business cards, added to the front of a larger evening bag or even become a journal cover. Due to the nature of hand stitch (unless you are a minimalist or speedy stitcher) you will probably not finish your base fabric in class but will have all the tools and directions you need to finish within a few short hours of stitching Zen.
Materials fee: $10 includes book papers, needles for felting machines and hand felting supplies and waxed linen thread for binding.
Student supply list:
Small scissors, thimble if you use one, readers if needed,
· Felted wool or craft felt for the base fabric 6" x 9"
· Assorted fabrics such as silk organza, hand dyed silk, silk/rayon velvet, sheers and thin cottons, dyed cheesecloth. No more than a gallon zip lock bag full.
· Assorted fibers: silk and wool roving. No more than a gallon zip lock bag full.
· Decorative button and ribbon for closure
· Threads: I use an assortment of thread weights and fibers.
· Needle Felting Machine or hand felting needles and foam block. (optional)
5 needle felting machines are available for student use.
Number of hours for class: 6 (10-5)
Class Level: Fascination
Member Price: $85
Non-Member Price: $95
Instructor: Liz Kettle
Why I Sew:
I have been intrigued with stitching since I was a child. I have never lost the feeling that something magical happens when you combine fabric and stitch. There are just so many possibilities….will this fabric want to be a bag, a journal cover, or a skirt or become part of a special story in collage? Fabric is such a malleable material. It can be draped, sculpted, textured or smooth. Stitching is so incredibly satisfying….why would anyone not sew?