Beginner Needle Felting Workshop – Make a 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:  Saturday, August 24

Time:  9:00am-noon

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

Intermediate Needle Felting Workshop – Make a Monarch Butterfly

Join us for a day of needle felting as you learn how to make a beautiful monarch butterfly in a relaxed and supportive environment. In this intermediate level workshop, you will learn how to create a three-dimensional needle felted monarch butterfly from start to finish.

It is recommended that you have a basic understanding of needle felting techniques and tools, as well as several completed needle felting projects under your belt before taking this workshop. All materials are included, and you will get to take your set of felting needles and foam pad home too. A light lunch is included with your choice of freshly brewed coffee or tea.

 

Date:  Saturday, August 17

Time:  9:00am – 2:00pm

Cost: $65

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

Advanced Needle Felting Workshop – Make a Moon Bear

Join us for a weekend of needle felting as you learn how to make a beautiful moon bear in a relaxed and supportive environment. In this advanced level workshop, you will learn how to make your own free standing needle felted moon bear from start to finish. Time permitting, you will have the option of adorning your bear with a needle felted botanical motif.

It is recommended that you have a good understanding of needle felting techniques and tools, as well as several completed three dimensional projects under your belt before taking this workshop. All materials are included, and you will get to take your set of felting needles and foam pad home too. Lunch on both days is included, as well as freshly brewed coffee and tea. (Please contact me if you have any dietary restrictions.)

About our needle felting subject for the weekend:

The Moon Bear is also known as an Asiatic black bear or a white-chested bear, and is known for the beautiful white crescent shape on its chest, resembling a waning moon.

Date:  Saturday + Sunday, August 10 – 11

Time:  Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

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

Advanced Needle Felting Workshop – Make a Mute Swan

Join us for a weekend of needle felting as you learn how to make a graceful mute swan in a relaxed and supportive environment. In this advanced level workshop, you will learn how to create a complete needle felted mute swan sculpture from start to finish. Time permitting, you will have the option of adorning your swan with a needle felted botanical motif.

It is recommended that you have a good understanding of needle felting techniques and tools, as well as several completed three dimensional projects under your belt before taking this workshop. All materials are included, and you will get to take your set of felting needles and foam pad home too. Lunch on both days is included, as well as freshly brewed coffee and tea. (Please contact me if you have any dietary restrictions.)

 

Date:  Saturday + Sunday, July 20 – 21

Time:  Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: $170

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

Beginner Needle Felting Workshop – Make a Bee!

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 bee from start to finish. No experience is necessary. All materials are included, and you get to take your set of felting needles, foam pad, and extra wool home! Coffee and tea will be served as well.

 

Date:  Thursday, July 18

Time:  5:00 – 7:00pm

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

Intermediate Needle Felting Workshop – Make an Orca Whale

Join us for a day of needle felting as you learn how to make a beautiful orca whale in a relaxed and supportive environment. In this intermediate level workshop, you will learn how to create a complete needle felted orca whale sculpture entirely out of wool from start to finish.

It is recommended that you have a basic understanding of needle felting techniques and tools, as well as several completed three dimensional projects under your belt before taking this workshop. All materials are included, and you will get to take your set of felting needles and foam pad home too. Lunch is included, as well as freshly brewed coffee and tea. (Please contact me if you have any dietary restrictions.)

 

Date:  Saturday, July 13

Time:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: $85

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

Beginner Needle Felting Workshop – Make a Barn Owl Pin

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 barn owl pin from start to finish. No 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:  Thursday, July 11

Time:  5:00 – 7:00pm

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

How to Build a Wire Armature for your Needle Felted Sculpture

Have you ever wanted to know how to build a wire armature for your needle felted creations? Building a wire armature can not only help with proportions and make the rest of your felting process easier as you progress through your project; but it also allows your finished creation to be posable! Such fun!

In this beginner/intermediate workshop, we’ll look at images of animal anatomy in order to understand how to construct a correctly proportioned wire armature. Students will then learn how to wrap the armature in wool in order to prepare it for easier felting when they continue their pieces at home.

Beginner Needle Felting Workshop – Prickly Pear Cactus!

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 prickly pear cactus 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:  Saturday, June 15

Time:  9:00am – noon

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

We’re Opening a Store!!!

After running Grey Fox Felting for four years, I’ve decided to expand my business into Grey Fox Mercantile, a collaboration between my husband and me, and our first brick and mortar storefront! We’ve located a perfect location in our hometown of New Hartford, NY, we’ve signed the lease, and we’ve started working on the 700 square feet that will become our retail and workshop space.

a peek at our future retail and workshop space!

In this space, we plan to offer our full in-house line of felting kits and original felted animal sculptures, the beautiful selection of felting wool in virtually every color imaginable that you’ve come to know through our online presence, as well as a curated selection of handmade goods by artisans we love. We will host free craft nights for the community, and we will offer workshops and fiber arts-based birthday/special occasion parties for guests of all ages. We’re working really hard to transform this space to make it a truly unique place to learn about fiber arts and find beautiful artisan goods.

We’re planning to open this spring, and we can’t wait to welcome you! If you’d like to follow along on our progress, you can find us on Instagram @greyfoxmercantile and @greyfoxfelting

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!