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 an Owl!

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 owl 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:  Saturday, June 29

Time:  9:00am – noon

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

YOUTH Needle Felting Workshop – Fox Pin

In this beginner needle felting workshop, children will learn about the basic techniques and materials involved in needle felting as they create an adorable needle felted fox pin! 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, and students will get to wear their pin home!

 

Date:  Sunday, June 23

Time:  1:00 – 3:00pm

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

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

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

Make a Bee with Me

 

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 home! Coffee and tea will be served as well.

Purchase your ticket here.

Enormous Tiny Art Show #25

A selection of my work is included in this beautiful exhibit at Nahcotta Art Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

About Enormous Tiny Art:

“Our Enormous Tiny Art show, now in its 11th year, is a year-round exhibition both online and in our gallery, wholeheartedly devoted to showcasing wonderful, irresistible, and entirely original tiny art. The Enormous Tiny Art aim is, and always has been, to give art lovers, whether you’re just starting out or adding to an already impressive collection, the ability to acquire original, well-curated, small works of art.

Hundreds of individual pieces of tiny art, each piece ten by ten inches or smaller and made by artists all over the globe, are available for perusing and purchasing here on our site, and we’re regularly adding new artists to our Enormous Tiny Art roster. During our in-house Enormous Tiny Art exhibitions in September and March, even more work of the diminutive and creative sort is available online and on our gallery walls!”

American Craft Show – Baltimore, MD

Find Erin Gardner of Grey Fox Felting in booth 3701 with a selection of her handcrafted needle felted animal sculptures and felting kits.

“Learn about the process of making, get inspired, and prepare to be wowed as you meet and shop more than 550 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home decor artists from across the country – including a juried showcase of talented emerging artists – at the American Craft Show in Baltimore.”

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