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:  Saturday, November 9

Time:  9:00am-noon

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

Wet Felting Workshop – Nuno Felted Neck Warmer

Learn everything you need to know to begin nuno felting in a relaxed and supportive environment. In this beginner friendly workshop, you will learn how to transform colorful bits of wool fluff along with other fibers such as cotton, silk, and ramie into a beautiful, wearable neck warmer! Nuno is Japanese for “cloth,” and nuno felting is a process that allows one to bond different pieces of fiber and sheer fabric together through the process of wet felting (where soap, water, wool, and the friction and pressure of your hands are used to create felt). No experience is necessary, and all materials are included. Coffee and tea will be served as well.

 

Date:  Saturday, November 2

Time:  9:00am – noon

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

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

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.

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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!