Painting With Fibre

Dates: August 3rd, August 4th 2019

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Price: TBA

Come and explore the wonderful world of needle-felting in this class. Students will learn the how to paint a picture with fibres. There is no drawing experience required. We will look at the techniques and blending different wool types that can be used to create a 2dimensional painting from the very beginning of transferring the picture onto the background fabric and then going through the steps in creating the picture. Other topics discussed will be needle choice, different backgrounds, framing options and how to use carders or slicker brushes for blending. Students will be supplied with a picture of an alpaca. This is a fun class and all skills will take away new knowledge and confidence. There is a kit fee paid to the instructor by the student. This includes 2 needles, instructions, a foam board and the image on the background fabric. The fleece is supplied by the host.

About the instructor:

Megan Cleland

In The Line of Fibre (Elora, Ontario, Canada)

Megan is a self-taught artist with a passion for felting. Living on a sheep farm in Australia for ten years taught her to appreciate excellent quality fibre. While there, a studio was built and being surrounded by wool, mohair, and alpaca, Megan felted hats and shawls while she spun, wove and knit her own wool.

Megan returned to Canada with her precious supplies, and in 2009, began to combine her love of portraiture and needle felting. She strives to create realistic portraits using this amazing technique.