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Needle Felted Birds

Learn the basics of sculpting with wool roving in this needle felting workshop. We'll be making small birds (probably cardinals out of red, black, and brown roving and black beads.) The kit includes: roving a needle (you probably want to pick up a handle at Michael's or online. If I remember correctly, the handle comes with needles, so bringing your own will knock a dollar off your meetup fee, too.) two black beads for eyes a cushion to felt on black thread and a sewing needle. There are two changes from our usual workshops that you should note: 1. We're going to meet in the Greenhouse at Spoonflower--a beautiful space that they have graciously offered us. 2. We're meeting on June 9th, which is the second Sunday instead of the third Sunday. The third Sunday is Father's day.

We have to be cleared out at four because they have other events this day.

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  • Renee

    Took my little robin to work to show him off. Everyone loved him!

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Kim C.

    right up there with my little fairy doll! Love my bied-big nose and all!!!!

    June 9, 2013

  • Renee C.

    SO fun!

    June 9, 2013

  • Mary C.

    Des and I talked about doing another Trunk and Treat at this Meet-Up. How does this sound to everybody?

    1 · June 4, 2013

    • Renee

      Is that bringing stuff to trade?

      June 8, 2013

    • Renee C.

      Yes!!!! It is awesome~

      June 8, 2013

  • Michelle B

    I'd love to try this out but I'm going to the Food Truck Rodeo in downtown Raleigh about the same time. Please post some pics!

    June 7, 2013

  • Renee C.

    I had a hard time finding a handle too. I could find the whole needle/handle combo, so I used my 40% off coupon to buy it. I did buy some single needles (two to a pack=4.00) and some sculpty to make a handle. Don't know if it will work, but I think I'm going to try it today.

    June 7, 2013

  • Mary C.

    I think duct tape would work. Seriously.

    June 6, 2013

  • Diana K.

    The only handles for the needle felting that I have seen are $15. I can't do that right now. :/

    June 6, 2013

  • Renee C.

    I would LOVE to do another truck and treat!!! Anyone else game??

    1 · June 6, 2013

    • Desiree

      I'll go through my stuff on Sat!

      June 6, 2013

    • Renee C.

      Cool! Me too!

      June 6, 2013

  • Linda

    Would a cork serve as a handle?

    June 4, 2013

    • Mary C.

      Linda, I think the needle has a 90 degree hook on the end (part that would be in your hand), so I don't think a cork would work without some modification. If you cut it in half length ways and laid the needle in and then taped the two back together the cork may work. Des will have to answer this. I like the idea of using the cork.

      June 4, 2013

    • Desiree

      Yeah, I can't think of another way for it to work. I know there are other handles out there, I just don't know anything about them.

      June 6, 2013

  • Linda

    Will food and drinks be available for purchase? If not, is it ok to bring them?

    June 4, 2013

    • Desiree

      Food and drinks will not be available but spoon flower allows them! Good question!

      June 6, 2013

  • Kim C.

    howdy!

    June 3, 2013

    • Renee C.

      howdy!!! will be good to see you again!!

      1 · June 6, 2013

    • Kim C.

      ditto

      June 6, 2013

  • Diana K.

    I have a brunch at 11:00 that morning, but I am going to attend this meet up too. I may be a bit late, but I want to at least see how the felting works, and I will buy a kit.

    June 4, 2013

  • Virginie G.

    will be in France. Have fun!

    May 14, 2013

    • Desiree

      You'll be missed!

      May 17, 2013

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