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The full class schedule for the Sept 2017 - Aug 2018 timeframe will be posted around Labor Day.

Just a couple of the classes planned are posted right now (July 28th) .

To register for any of these classes, you need to print the registration form and mail it in with a check or your VISfA/MC info for the amount of the instruction fee only. Materials fees will be collected at the time of class.

You may sign up at the store as well, but no sign up is taken over the phone as we require the filled out registration form.

If you are interested in a workshop here and don't live in the area (my felting classes have drawn participants from all over this country and Canada):.

you can find a list of some hotels/accommodations here.

I have no vested interest in any of them, but offer them as a guide for some options to those that are close by. Of course you can also check airbnb, hotel.com, etc.

The store is about 4 miles from the Burlington airport (it is really small, but international and easy to get in and out of!). I can usually pick participants up and get them back there before and after a class so a car rental isn't necessary. And if you stay in one of the accommodations really nearby (Fairfield Inn, Marriot Suites, Catamoung B&B) I can also get you back and forth to class for.

In the past, some participants who wanted to see a bit of New England and have a car anyway, have found better airline deals by flying into either Albany NY (3 hours drive), Manchester NH (2.5 hour drive), and even Montreal Canada (1.5 hour drive).

Lastly, if you are flying in PLEASE call or email to confirm you have a spot in the class before you book your flight! A few in the past have sent in their registration and I didn't recieve it by snail mail until after the class was full, but they booked their flight the day they posted the registration. It is better to be sure you have a spot in class before you secure your flight. You can call to check and I will hold your spot until your registration arrives to be sure you get a spot. Or you can email a photo of your registration to me and that saves time too.


Be sure to check out our Events page for other gatherings of interest


Needle Felted Bookmarks with Neysa Russo - Sat Oct 14th 10 - 1

What better way to make the gift of a book really special for a friend, co-worker or family member this hoiday season than to include with it a beautifully needle felted bookmark!

The Icelanders have a XMAS tradition of gifting a book on XMAS eve and then after dinner they all snuggle down for a quiet evening of reading. I LOVE this tradition.....it takes the commercialism out of the holiday and is a way of sharing one of your favorite books with your friends and family. Adding a special book mark that you created adds an extra elegance to the gift too.

So join my niece, Neysa, and learn her approach to planning a design and choosing a color scheme as well as the technical aspects of needle felting a lovely bookmarks (a few design ideas are pictured but we'll have lots of other possible creative ideas here for you then, as well. From geometrics to florals....so many possibilities.

You'll have time during the morning to make 2 bookmakrs in class and you'll leave with the knowledge to make many more for the holidays. AND....you can then apply what you learned making these bookmarks to create larger pieces such as wall hangings, table runners, pillows, etc. on your own!

These bookmarks are pretty quick and easy to make, are gorgeous, and pretty inexpensive. You'd have no trouble knocking out a bunch before XMAS. In fact, you might find them addictive!

So come join Neysa for 3 hours of colorful fun and leave with new techniques in hand and inspired to do so much more.

Neysa will collect a $5 materials fee to cover needles and the foam base. I will have an assortment of colors from the "workshop bin of fibers" out for you to use for your designs....you will just need to purchase your pre-felt background (under $10).

Instruction fee : $45

! Felt Hat Party- for non felters!

Friday evening Nov 3rd (6 - 8:30 pm) and Saturday November 4th ( 10 - 5) No Experience Necessary!!


As George Bernard Shaw stated:

“If a woman rebels against high heeled shoes, she should take care to do it in a very smart hat!


Hats are so much fun to wear and they can really change your mood -giving you confidence, a playful spirit or cover on a bad hair day! And they really make great ice breakers - can't tell you how many people strike up conversation with me - men and women alike - when I wear a hat. Like new or pretty undergarments, donning a hat with style and attitude can bring you up on a down day and like a shield, it can confer some protection (not just from the weather!) and make you feel strong when maybe you otherwise might be feeling vulnerable.

And EVERYONE can wear a hat - you just need to understand what style of hat is best for your tastes and your facial structure. So treat yourself to a fun class and join me in making a great hat for 2017!

You do not need to have EVER felted at all to join me for a hat making party! I will provide commercially made hat bodies (you need to choose style and color in advance) and will guide you thru the steps of choosing what type of crown or brim suits your face and style, sizing the hat, blocking the hat and then trimming the hat.

On the Friday evening, we will get proper head measurements and have fun doing some exercises to figure out what type of hat is best for you - tall crown or short? rounded or square? big brim or small, fedora or cowboy....). Then on Saturday we will block the hats in the morning and spend the afternoon trimming them so you will leave with a great new felt hat!

You bring whatever ribbons, flowers, feathers, buttons, beads, or old brooches you want to incorporate into the trim, along with good scissors and a sewing needle sharp. . I supply the hat body to block and the Petersham ribbon for the inside head band, the wire if you want a wired brim and the millinery thread to sew with.

Come join me for a fun day and a half and create a great hat for yourself or someone fun in your life! The instruction fee (which covers the materials I supply PLUS the hat bodie) is , depending on what type of hat body you choose:

100% wool for a cloche or small brim: $75

100% wool for a big brimmed hat: $95

100% angora for a cloche: $125

100% angora for a big brimmed hat: $145


Nota Bene: You must prepay to confirm your spot in a class. Fees paid to confirm a spot are NOT refundable if you, for any reason, cannot attend. If the class is cancelled by the teacher or store, then a full refund will be issued. Don't register unless you are sure you can participate, but don't delay since most classes fill quickly. In the event you sign up and can't make the class, you are welcome to send someone in your spot, but you are responsible for finding your replacement and making whatever financial arrangements between yourselves.