- Woolpainting 101
May 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Sarazen AnYin
Skill Level: Beginner
In this class, you will learn how to use small bits of wool and barbed needles to make beautiful pictures fit for framing and displaying on your wall or giving as a very special gift. You will learn how to layout your spaces with the eye of an artist either free form or outlined, what makes backgrounds and foregrounds different, good fabrics to felt on, how to choose materials, and the pros and cons of different fiber types. By the time you’re done, you’ll know where to get felting wools, how to choose a good design, and you’ll have practiced basic shading, blending colors, simple layering, and different ways to add embellishments. Let’s get started!
Please note *** A materials fee of $25 is included in the tuition.
Materials Kit includes:
Wools in all the shades necessary to reproduce the above painting
1 felting needle
1 bamboo skewer
1 felting block (foam or other material)
1 5” x 7” index card or other 5” x 7” rectangle to trace around
Something to mark the fabric, like tailor’s chalk, chalk, fabric marker, pencil, etc.
1 clean gardening glove for your non-dominant hand
A multi-needle felting tool(Optional) scrap fiber, yarn, fabric
About the Instructor:
Sarazen AnYin was born in Massachusetts, the child of North Eastern aristocracy and hardscrabble South Eastern mariners, Sarazen did most of her growing up in North Carolina right by the largest army base in the lower 48. While her toddler education included embroidery fit for any fine drawing-room, other parts of her day were spent knee-deep in questionable creek water catching fish and frogs. Her life has continued to be one of certain extremes, yet the thread of fiber craft took hold, winding a course through sewing, knitting, designing to her current passion, felting. Coupled with an English degree she’s put together her appreciation of nature, story, and fiber to create worlds from her imagination. Paired with her experiences raising four kids and living all over the country, her work reflects a fascination with authenticity, vulnerability, psychology, the complexity of reality, and the terrible beauty of nature itself. A member of the Foothills Craft Guild and the PA Guild of Craftsmen, she lives, surrounded by lush forests and the legacy of the Manhattan Project.