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Laura Berlage

Hayward, WI
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Laura is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, WI. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming idea into form and overlapping narrative and visual. Laura also loves working with the many and beautiful natural materials from her farm—especially the wool from her sheep. Completing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College in 2011, Laura continues her lifelong passion for learning with mentorships and intensives that offer engaged, hands-on teaching with small groups to encourage creativity, imagination, and expression.

Current Courses Offered by Laura Berlage

Teaser image for Intermediate Needle Felting - Fawn: Online Course

Intermediate Needle Felting - Fawn: Online Course

Ready to advance your needle felting skills while creating an adorable fawn? In this intermediate level class, we’ll explore the added complexities of adding legs (and making our little friend stand well), ears, tails, and more. We’ll also focus on the detailed colorwork that makes fawn so cute. Materials include…
Fri, Mar 4th, 2022  –  Fri, Mar 11th, 2022
2-5pm CST two Fridays, March 4 and 11
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Teaser image for Needle Felted Critters: Online Course

Needle Felted Critters: Online Course

Needle felting is fun and therapeutic...and who doesn’t have a little frustration to work through in a creative and positive way these days? In this virtual class with fiber arts instructor Laura Berlage, we will mail you a kit with all the supplies you need (just bring a scissors), including…
Sat, Nov 6th, 2021
2-5pm CDT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Sat, Dec 4th, 2021
2-5pm CST
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Fri, Apr 29th, 2022
2-5pm CST
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Teaser image for Painting with Wool: Kris Kringle Online Course

Painting with Wool: Kris Kringle Online Course

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…
Fri, Nov 19th, 2021  –  Fri, Dec 3rd, 2021
2-5pm CST on Two Friday afternoons, November 19 and December 3
Instructor: Laura Berlage
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Rosemaling in Fiber: Dala Rooster Online Course

Explore the magic of needle felting with a delightful Dala rooster image and take your colorwork skills to a new level. Like the Dala horse, Dala roosters have been a Swedish icon for centuries and this course will take a new spin on the traditional wooden painted form by recreating…
Sat, Feb 5th, 2022
2-5pm CST
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Teaser image for Shearling-Lined Celtic Cable Crochet Headband Online Course

Shearling-Lined Celtic Cable Crochet Headband Online Course

“That’s crochet?” your friends will ask when you show off your new project.  Yup!  With this Zoom class, you’ll learn how to transform stitches you already know into intricate, embossed patterning that looks like Aran knit and Celtic knotwork.  Chase those chills away by covering shearling pelt from our sheep…
Fri, Feb 18th, 2022  –  Fri, Feb 25th, 2022
2-4pm CST two Fridays, February 18 and 25
Instructor: Laura Berlage

Past Courses Offered by Laura Berlage

Celtic Cabled Crochet: Online Course

Crocheted Lightweight Wrap: Online Course

Felted Crochet Wool Rug: Online Course

Holiday Wreath Making Webinar

Intermediate Needle Felting: Mushroom House Online Course

Make Your Own Holiday Wreath Craft Along Online Class

Needle Felt a Loon (Online Course)

Needle Felt Christmas Critters

Needle Felted Easter Eggs: Online Course

Needle Felted Santas Online Class

Painting with Wool: Dala Horse Online Course

Painting with Wool: Flower Fantasy Online Course

Painting with Wool: Owl Moon Online Course

Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Birds of the Northwoods