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Painting with Wool: Kris Kringle Online Course

Course Overview

Explore the magic of needle felting with a delightful Old World style Kris Kringle and take your colorwork skills to a new level. In the first session of 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 sheep into your own interpretation of the project. Focus will be given to shape creation, colorwork, and creating a sense of perspective within the piece. In the second section, we’ll be focusing on magical details like texture accents, making the face and beard, as well as beading and the addition of bobbles to make the piece come alive.  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 students will be mailed a kit containing

  • 2 felting needles
  • Craft felt backing with transferred design
  • Ample wool to make the project
  • Beads, bobbles, bells, ribbon, and other fun additions to decorate Kris Kringle

Required Tools

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)
  • Scissors
  • Any additional trinkets or bobbles you’d like to add
  • Stable work space and a place to lay out your beads 
  • Good lighting, and a comfortable chair
  • Laptop or tablet with reliable internet connection

Session Information

Registration closes November 19 so that the instructor will have time to mail out materials.

If you would like to purchase the foam work surface to be mailed with your kit, please contact Laura at


Sat, Dec 3rd, 2022  –  Sat, Dec 10th, 2022

Course Details

Skill Levels: Beginner to Intermediate
Hours: 2-5pm CT December 3 and 10
Tuition: $100.00
Materials fee: $52.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Laura Berlage
Laura Berlage
Hayward, WI

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Painting with Wool: Kris Kringle Online Course