Fire and Fleece:Combining Glass and Felt April 18&19, 2015


April 18 & 19, 2015 Saturday & Sunday, 10 – 5
Limit 6 students
Tuition $210 Materials & Tool Kit $100
(Kit includes glass, wet and needle felting tools, some jewelry findings, copper wire and fleece)


Create colorful jewelry combining handmade glass beads and felted wool. This will be a fun & colorful workshop for experienced* glass bead makers eager to try a new combination of mediums! 
Day One:
 We will meet in Jennifer’s personal glass studio on the lower level of Sanctuary Arts. Students will learn how to create a variety of hollow and large holed beads and glass headpins. 
Day Two:
 Students will then explore a variety of wet and needle felting techniques to turn soft short fiber merino wool fleece and into a variety of forms (cords, sheet felt and beads) to create a necklace, bracelet or brooch around their beads.

PLEASE NOTE: *This is for students who have some experience making glass beads.
Contact Jennifer at if you have no glass bead making experience to sign up for a beginner class. No experience necessary with wet felting but it doesn’t hurt.

Felting Nature: Woodland Creatures March 7&8, 2015

FELTING NATURE: Woodland Creatures
Jennifer Field,
 2 Sessions
March 7 & 8 Saturday & Sunday, 10 – 4
Tuition $180 Materials & Tool Kit $45

In this fun & colorful two day workshop students will explore a variety of wet and needle felting techniques to “sculpt” wool fleece into a woodland creature of their choice, like a fawn, fox, chipmunk, rabbit, squirrel or a fanciful creature. Day One: We will focus on creating wire skeletons(armatures), animal proportions and sculpting our base in natural undyed wool fleece, using sharp barbed needles. Day Two: We will focus on color, special fleece selection,application and finishing details in this amazing and colorful sculptural medium. This is a beginner friendly class. Some felting or sculptural experience is helpful but not necessary. For examples of instructor’s work please visit: (Kit includes felting needles, felting foam, armature wire, handmade glass eyes and fleece)

FELTING NATURE: Birds and Flowers Oct. 18 & 19


FELTING NATURE: Birds & Flowers

Saturday and Sunday 10-4 October 18 & 19
tuition $180 Materials & Tool kit $45

Students will explore a variety of wet and needle felting techniques to turn wool fleece into a variety of 2 & dimensional forms. DAY ONE we will focus on wet felting. Students will create beautiful flowers, leaves, sheet felt, ropes and core shapes we will use on day two. DAY TWO we will focus on needle felting. Students will assemble a small sculptural bird using needle felting techniques and the core shapes they created (day one) Handmade copper feet and glass eyes created by the instructor will be provided. Some felting(wet and/or needle) or sculptural experience is helpful but not necessary. This is a beginner friendly class, using birds and flowers as a fun jumping off point, but hopefully students will gain the confidence to take on larger future felting projects.

Texas in July!

I will be heading to steamy Texas to teach a felted bird class at Living Felt in Austin, Texas July 12 & 13. I will then drive to Houston for my annual ISGB (International Society of Glass Beadmakers) Gathering. A fun week of hanging out with my favorite people, taking classes, demos, shopping for new tools of my trade and on saturday July 19th come see me at our Bead Bazaar at Hyatt Regency, Houston 10-5 I will be showcasing my glass beads, jewelry and felted sculpture. My piece Tidal Pool will be part of the RAD(radically artistic in design) show on display during the conference.

Spaces available in Felted Birds @ Sanctuary Arts Saturday April 19th 10-5


Come learn how to create a beautiful sculpted bird using needle and wet felted wool techniques. Students will learn how to make basic wet felted cores and felt sheets for wings and assemble the bird using needle felting. You will be amazed at the detail you can achieve with little to no felting experience. This is a faced paced and very satisfying class! Great for a crafty beginner!
Tuition $100 materials/tool kit $30

Call Today or register online and pay with Paypal! Sanctuary Arts @ 207-438-9826

Class Rescheduled!!! Felted Flowers and Birds at Glassgirl’s Studio & Gallery

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES: for Sat-Sun MAY 17 & 18, 2014
$225 + $45 materials/tool kit

In this fun, colorful class students will explore wet and needle felting techniques to create beautiful flowers the first day and a sculptural bird the second day out of wool fleece. This is a beginner friendly class, but students will hopefully gain the confidence to take on any felting project.

Glassgirl’s Studio & Gallery
10 East Main St.
West Brookfield, MA