Registration begins June 15th.
Friday October 18
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Skill Level: Immediate
Location: Amherst Stadium (heated room) - 185 Church St.
In this class I will be teaching wire armatures applied to the basics of needle felting (poking and prodding different colours of wool with and extremely sharp barbed needle until your reach the perfect shape). Students are encouraged to have taken some sort of needle felting class before as this is an intermediate course. I will be teaching the class specifically on how to make a dog with a wire armature. When they are finished, students will go away with a dog about 10-13 cms longs and the knowledge on how to continue with wire armatures.
Student Materials: Needle Nose Pliers
Instructor Bio: Bella McBride lives in the same small community that she was raised in at the head of the Belleisle Bay in New Brunswick, Canada. Being diagnosed with fibromyalgia at a young age forced her to reevaluate her botany career and through a series of serendipitous events she fell in love with the art of needle felting. She is entirely self taught and is greatly inspired by the forests that surround her. She is now a full time fibre artist who not only sells her work all over the world but also teaches classes and co-hosts a popular felting retreat. She has been featured on the covers of both Created Here and SaltScapes magazines and had her work featured in a gallery for the first time at the Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery in Florencevill-Bristol, NB, in the fall of 2018.