Painting with Wool: Dala Horse Online Course
Explore the magic of needle felting with a delightful Dala horse image and take your colorwork skills to a new level. Dala horses have been a Swedish icon for centuries and this class will take a new spin on the traditional wooden painted form by recreating the image in wool. In this class, students will learn how to stretch a felt backing onto an embroidery hoop and keep it tight for ease of use and how to transform the beautiful array of hand dyed roving from the instructor's farm’s sheep into your own interpretation of the project. Focus will be given to shape creation, colorwork to mimic rosemaling technique, and three-dimensionality. At the end, the instructor will offer suggestions for using or mounting your finished piece. Bring your creative spirit and love of wool!
Note: Very important that each student supplies their own embroidery hoop as specified in the materials section below!
All student will be mailed a kit containing:
- 2 felting needles
- craft felt backing with transferred design,
- ample wool to make the project such that any color could work in any of the design
You will need to supply:
- Foam work surface (or request one from instructor for $6 extra)
- 8-inch embroidery hoop (8-inch size is critical)
Needle felting multi-tool (or request one from instructor for $16 extra). Instructor contact info will be provided in your confirmation email if you'd like to purchase the multi-tool or foam to come with your kit.
In order for the instructor to have time to mail the materials to students, registration for this course closes July 23rd.