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"Needle Felted Journal" with Donna Thurston

       Needle Felted Journal by Donna Thurston

Ages: Adults, teens, age 10 with an adult
Experience Level: Beginner
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer
                  314 Main St., Manistique
Cost of Class: $35 for General Public
                        $30 for Lake Effect members
Class size: Minimum of 4, Maximum of 10
Participants need to bring: All supplies are supplied by the instructor. Dress is  casual.
For more information contact:  Mindy Asp, 450-5777 or Stephanie Reese, 283-1001; Email: artclass@lakeeffectarts.org
Registration deadline: Saturday, April 13, 2015

Class Description: Felting has been done for centuries. If you have a dog or cat with fine fur, they naturally felt in the warm weather and you end up with having to address matting. When a wool garment is washed in a washing machine, along with other items, it may shrink (and felt). Needle felting forces the barbs of the fiber to mix together and, if you want, you can call it intentional, felting, creating a design of your choosing. We will needle felt a journal cover or a small wall hanging using barbed needles and wood or alpaca fiber. You will take home your needle felted journal or wall hanging, and a barbed needle, foam felting base and some fiber along. It is a fun, easy technique to master.

Instructor, Donna Thurston:
Donna Thurston was introduced to needle felting at a fiber workshop in Pickford MI, and immediately saw the possibilities of incorporating the technique into her own artwork. Donna creates Kachina-inspired figures that are in private collections from Ohio to Colorado. She continued to explore needle felting as a stand-alone artform for creating broaches, flowers, wall hangings and vessels. She leads workshops in needle felting for various arts groups in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Other Currently Scheduled Classes: 
    May (date to be determined)
"Watercolor" with Theresa Neville

    Saturday, June 20, 2015
"Advanced Tan Renaissance Tile Zentangle" with Cari Raboin

    June (date to be determined)
"Watercolor" with Theresa Neville

    Saturday, July 18, 2015
"Basketry" with Karen Poser

    July (date to be determined)
"Watercolor" with Theresa Neville

    September (date to be determined)
"Origami" with Fumiko Stretton

    Saturday, October 17, 2015
"Punch Quilting" with Stephanie Reese

    Saturday, November 14, 2015
"Stained Glass Ornaments" with Beth Cox

  And even more classes coming soon!

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