Sweet Sheep Toy: Needle Felting

Sweet Sheep Toy: Needle Felting


Instructor:  Andee Graves Description:  Don’t you want to take this little fellow home with you?  In this class, you will be making a durable and sweet little sheep toy using needle felting with wool fiber. Date/Time:  Friday, September 8th  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Harms Center Class Size (min/max): 5/15 Class/Materials Fees:  $48/$15

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Class Description

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Sweet Sheep Toy: Needle Felting

Instructor: Andee Graves

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, September 8

Harms Center

Needle felting is a great fiber art for creating sculptural characters. In this class, you’ll be making a durable and sweet little sheep toy using needle felting with wool fiber. You’ll learn the tips and tricks to using your felting needle to create shapes that you will assemble to become your sheep. You’ll also learn how to refine the type of felt you create from “hard” to “soft” felt, and embellishing with yarn to create texture and color on your sheep. You’ll go home with your own felting needle, a detailed full color booklet and a bag full of fiber to practice with.

Skill Level: All levels welcome.

Those students that have never needle felted before may want to take the Needle Felting Basics class in the morning as well.

Maximum Class Size: 15

Supplies to Bring:

Bring a basic fiber arts kit: sharp scissors, craft knife {like a #11 Exacto}, measuring tape, yarn needles and sewing needles in a variety of sizes. 2 ounces of Worsted weight wool yarn for the sheep’s coat. Brown Sheep’s “Lamb’s Pride” in Cream was used for the toy in the photo.

Homework to complete BEFORE class: None.

Class Fee: $48

Materials Fee:  $15.

Includes full-color handout booklet, felting needle, all the fiber you need to practice the class project.  


Andee Graves is a crochet designer, writer, teacher and artist living in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons and an evolving menagerie of 4-legged friends. She combines a life-long passion for crocheting, sewing, and crafting with a strong interest in mathematics. She is endlessly intrigued by the “magic” of creating fabric or an object from nothing but fiber or string using a hook or needle, and invites you to join her in a class to expand your own creative and crafting journey. Andee has taught crochet, crafting and injury prevention classes to students of all ages. Her teaching has included classes and private lessons at her local yarn shop and elementary school, as well as at the national Knit and Crochet Show/CGOA conferences. She loves the versatility of crochet and enjoys designing projects that are entertaining to work up. She is passionate about passing on the crochet techniques that she has learned and teaching others the love of working with yarn and hook. She has always enjoyed crafting sculptural pieces using crochet, needle-felting and wire work. She is excited to bring some needle-felting classes to the Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair this year. Her motto is: Don’t Fear the Needle. Andee writes about crochet techniques, designing, and healthy crafting practices for her blog and other publications. Her articles and designs have been published in Interweave Crochet, Crochet World, Crochet! Magazine, MainlyCrochet.com, ILikeCrochet.com, RedHeart.com, Caron.com and Crochet 1-2-3. She started her independent pattern line M2H Designs in Fall 2010 with a focus on creating “teaching” patterns that include tutorials for techniques that are used in the pattern. You can find out more about her designs and classes at her blog: www.Mamas2Hands.com or see some of her tutorial and entertaining videos on her YouTube Channel: Andee Graves.   E-mail address: afg2hands@hotmail.com