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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

3 Days
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Celtic Cabled Crochet: 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. We’ll start by launching a short scarf project, so students can…
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020
11/6 & 11/13: 2-4 pm CT; 11/20: 2-5 pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
0.25 Days
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Holiday Wreath Making Webinar

Nothing says the holidays quite like the sight and smell of a fresh balsam wreath on your front door! In this demonstration webinar, you will learn how to sustainably harvest balsam boughs from the forest, make your own wire base, and create a beautiful, unique wreath that is ready to…
Thu, Dec 3rd, 2020
6:30-8 pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
2 Days
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Intermediate Needle Felting: Mushroom House Online Course

Take your needle felting skills to a new level with this immersive intermediate level class. You’ll learn to work with both foam and wire armature, as well as shape and shade this charming piece that is great for imaginative play or just for fun.  Pairs well with Mr. and Mrs.…
Fri, Oct 16th, 2020  –  Sat, Oct 17th, 2020
10 am-1 pm CT each day
Instructor: Laura Berlage
0.5 Days
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Make Your Own Holiday Wreath Craft Along Online Class

Nothing says the holidays quite like the sight and smell of a fresh balsam wreath on your front door! In this craft along class you'll make a wreath step by step. You'll receive a video ahead of time to guide you in sustainably harvesting balsam boughs from the forest. Then…
Fri, Dec 11th, 2020
2-5pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
0.25 Days
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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…
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020
2pm-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Thu, Oct 8th, 2020
2pm-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
0.5 Days
Teaser image for Needle Felted Santas Online Class

Needle Felted Santas Online Class

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…
Thu, Dec 10th, 2020
2-5 pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
0.5 Days
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Painting with Wool: Owl Moon Online Course

Explore the magic of needle felting in a peaceful, nighttime scene and take your colorwork skills to a new level. 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…
Thu, Oct 29th, 2020
Instructor: Laura Berlage

Past Courses Offered by Laura Berlage

Needle Felt a Loon (Online Course)

Needle Felt Christmas Critters

Painting with Wool: Flower Fantasy Online Course

Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Birds of the Northwoods