Beekman 1802 Harvest Festival in Sharon Springs, NY + Felted Geode Workshop!

This year, Beekman 1802 celebrates the 10th Annual Beekman 1802 Harvest Festival. Join in this spirit of homecoming. Every vendor and artisan who has ever been part of their Beekman Neighborhood is welcomed back with open arms, and they look forward to what they are sure will be a joyful reunion!

Shop the Beekman 1802 Mercantile and then explore the mini villages, of which New York Makers is a part of, around town to find one-of-a-kind, handmade, artisan wares from over 100 makers across the country. There will also be areas dedicated to live music, festival food, and activities for all ages.

You can find my booth in the New York Makers village, with needle felted sculptures, felting kits, wet felted scarves, and more!

I’m also teaching a workshop on the second day of the festival!  Join me in the New York Makers Village to make a Wet Felted Geode! Information and tickets available here.

Dates + Times: Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 from 10 am – 5 pm. Rain or shine.

Beginner Workshop – Make a Felted Geode!

Learn everything you need to know to begin wet felting in a relaxed and supportive environment. In this beginner friendly workshop, you will get to choose your favorite colors from a beautiful assortment of wool fiber and layer pieces to create a felted ball, which will then be cut open at the end of the workshop to reveal your unique geode! We’ll also be adding a resist in the center of our geodes that will allow the finished piece to be hollow, creating an even more realistic geode! Wet felting is a process that requires only soap, water, wool, and your hands to create felt; so unlike needle felting, there are no needles involved. No experience is necessary. All materials are included, and you’ll leave the workshop with a beautiful geode to display in your home. Coffee and tea will be served as well.

 

Date:  Thursday, August 8

Time:  5:30 – 7:00 pm

Location:  Grey Fox Mercantile – 70 Genesee Street, New Hartford, NY 13413

Beginner Needle Felting Workshop – Make a Baby Penguin

In this beginner needle felting workshop, students will learn about the basic techniques and materials involved in needle felting as they create an adorable needle felted baby penguin! No experience is necessary, and we recommend a minimum age of 8 to begin needle felting, as the needles involved are very sharp. Finger guards will be provided if students wish to use them. All materials are included!

 

Date:  Sunday, July 14

Time:  1:00 – 3:00pm

Location:  Grey Fox Mercantile – 70 Genesee Street, New Hartford, NY 13413

Beginner Needle Felting Workshop – Potted Aloe Plant

Learn everything you need to know to begin needle felting in a relaxed and supportive environment. In this beginner friendly workshop, you will learn how to make your own needle felted aloe plant from start to finish. We’ll even pot it in some wool “soil” in a little terra cotta pot! No felting (or gardening) experience is necessary. All materials are included, and you get to take your set of felting needles and foam pad home too! Your choice of freshly brewed coffee or tea is included.

 

Date:  Sunday, June 2

Time:  2:00 – 5:00pm

Location:  Grey Fox Mercantile – 70 Genesee Street, New Hartford, NY 13413

Needle Felting Workshop

Enjoy the natural surroundings of beautiful Vermont while learning a new craft! In this beginner workshop, participants will learn the basics of needle felting to create a three-dimensional animal sculpture. Participants will leave the workshop with a completed needle felted animal as well as the tools provided during the workshop so they can use their new skills at home.

To find out more and register for this workshop, visit their website listed below!