Skip to main content

Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads & Fiber

Course Overview

Combine bead embroidery and needle felting to create a unique landscape “painting”. Learn the basics of both needle felting and bead embroidery in this two day workshop. Participants will bring a landscape image (photo, magazine image, postcard etc.) to inspire their beaded piece. First, we will create a simple needle felted wool background fabric. Then, we will learn some basic bead embroidery stitches to add the foreground to your piece. Bead artist Jo Wood will introduce students to her favorite techniques for “painting” with beads. Her goal is to demystify the basic materials and processes. While working with bead colors and textures, students will also learn some simple principals of composition, transferring patterns, and how to add depth & dimension to their work. Needle felting supplies will be provided for a 3” x 4” foundation for beadwork. Jo will also provide the needles and thread for beading.


Thu, Feb 14th, 2019  –  Fri, Feb 15th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2 days; October Session: 2½ days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $205.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Jan 3rd, 2019
Includes materials fee of $35.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

  • An inspirational landscape to use for your design (photo, pics from magazines, etc.)
  • Beads- seed beads in size 10 to 15. Bring 8 or more colors. Choose a variety of surface finishes (opaque, matte, transparent, silver-lined, etc.) that work with your image.
  • Bead Blanket
  • Glasses if you wear them

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.

Begin Registration

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Jan 3rd, 2019
Select Payment Option:
Name Email Phone

Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.